Transportation Project Experience
BKF provided civil engineering services to correct issues at both ends of the Vintage Park Overcrossing Bridge over Highway 92. Corrections were made by removing the bridge approach slabs and the existing fill underneath, replacing it with light-weight fill, resetting flexible expansion joints to protect the underground pipeline, and re-constructing the bridge approach slabs. Project included replacement of existing sidewalk, curb, gutter, crosswalk and medians.
As part of a Federal grant, the City of Sunnyvale retained BKF for design and surveying services for the pavement rehabilitation and improved pedestrian and bicycle accessibility along Duane Avenue between San Juan Drive to Lawrence EXPWY. After surveying the existing pavement condition, BKF evaluated the use of various pavement treatments including Hot-Mix Asphalt, Cold In-place Recycling, and Full Depth Reclamation (FDR) for incorporation. Other Project features performed by BKF included:
BKF provided civil design services for the feasibility study and design phases of a grade separation for the Orange County Gateway Program. The project had extensive coordination with the Cities of Anaheim and Placentia, Orange County Transportation Authority, and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway. The grade separation accommodated two 6-lane roadways that spanned over the rail and Flood Control Channel. The project objectives were to improve traffic operations, increase traffic and pedestrian safety, and reduce noise along the railway.
Working on one of the largest design-build projects in CA, BKF is providing civil engineering and surveying services for the replacement of the Gerald Desmond Bridge, associated highway and ramp network, and an integrated Class 1 bikeway in the Port of Long Beach. The design will improve traffic flow by adding additional lanes and improve vessel passage and safety under the bridge by increasing vertical clearance. The roadway work includes:
The award-winning transformation of a scenic 1.3-mile segment of Highway 1 into a multi-use trail for hikers, runners, bicyclists, and equestrians involved careful planning to protect the migratory bird habitat, develop custom aesthetic solutions to barrier fencing, identify native plantings, and design overlooks for observation of the spectacular rocky shoreline.
BKF was retained by the City of Healdsburg to provide utility and streetscape improvements in historic downtown Healdsburg. The primary objective of this project is to increase pedestrian mobility through enhanced sidewalks. The project is creating pedestrian zones that cater to the passing public, window shoppers and those seeking an outdoor dining experience from restaurants adjacent to the new sidewalks.
BKF is providing on-call services to help SMART manage 70 miles of rail corridor property. BKF's responsibilities include right-of-way project management and support services.
Envisioned as a gateway “Main Street” the Macdonald Avenue streetscape improvements intend to revitalize the corridor and spur private investment and economic growth in Richmond’s downtown.
Interstate 580 Westbound HOV Widening Project in the Tri-Valley area of Alameda County.
BKF was the Civil Engineer for the G Street Underpass in the City of Merced.
While currently serving as a transit facility for bus and light rail, the Diridon Station will become a major transit hub in implementing the Diridon Station Area Plan and the future high speed rail.
In conjunction with the C326 LRT Project, BKF Engineers was responsible for the civil and utility design, as well as the surveying and right of way work associated with seven LRT Stations along the Vasona Corridor. Stations design included Winchester Station, Downtown Campbell Station, Bascom Station, Hamilton Station, Race Station, Fruitdale Station, and the San Jose Diridon Station (C345).
BKF worked with the Sonoma County Transportation Authority, (SCTA) Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM) and Caltrans, and adjacent stakeholders to provide Segments A3, B1 C2 HOV improvements on US-101.
As the prime consultant BKF provided project management, PA&ED work and PS&E construction documents. The MSN A3 project involved the lane widening, including cross-slope and profile grade corrections and improved drainage systems, for a 1.7-mile stretch through Novato. The design included
compatibility with future improvements along southbound US-101.
The Port of Stockton (Port) obtained funding from the Highway Rail Crossing Safety Account (HRCSA) to reconstruct the grade separated rail road undercrossing at Navy Drive. The project is in conjunction with the Port’s masterplan to improve access and movement of goods to/from the Port’s East and West Complexes. The Port selected BKF as the prime civil consultant to lead the project team in the final design documents.
The Charcot Avenue Extension was added to the City’s planned roadway network in 1994 when the San José 2020 General Plan was adopted. Its purpose is to provide a safe multi-modal facility to improve the roadway network connectivity in the area. Objectives include:
• Improve connectivity between residential areas on the east side of I-880 and the North San José commercial area on the west side
• Increase the capacity for east/west travel across the I-880 corridor
• Provide a safe bicycle/pedestrian facility over I-880
BKF brought the City of South San Francisco its first green bike lanes along Oyster Point Boulevard from Gateway to Marina Boulevard and improved commuting conditions. It encourages bicycling as a way of reducing single occupancy vehicle trips and supporting a healthy lifestyle. Bicycling to work not only reduces congestion and air pollution, it increases cardiovascular fitness and reduces stress. BKF provided services at a lower cost, leading to the City including more work than originally anticipated, resulting in a long-term better solution.
BKF provided civil and surveying services to the Transportation Authority of Marin for the Preliminary and Final Design of the Central Marin Ferry (CMF) Pedestrian Overcrossing (POC) Project. The Project sought to build a new multi-use pathway to “close the gap” between the CalPark Tunnel and the CMF by connecting bicycle and pedestrian facilities through the SMART railroad corridor and spanning over Sir Francis Drake at the interchange to Rt 101. BKF services included:
BKF provided preliminary roadway design, utility relocation, topographical survey, agency coordination and project oversight services for the BART extension from Warm Springs in Fremont to San Jose.
The goals of the Mill Valley Miller Avenue Streetscape project are improving safety and enhancing the street’s functionality as a shopping district and city gateway.
Stanford University’s goal is to transform the campus into a more pedestrian and bicycle friendly campus by improving safety and traffic flow at key intersections through the installation of roundabouts. BKF assisted with all phases of the project, including design, plan preparation, and construction support.
Addressing the community’s concern over recent accidents, San Mateo County found funding to create an innovative bicycle buffered lane, never before used in Caltrans’ right-of-way, to improve safety within the Alpine Road and Highway 280 interchange.
In an effort to provide connectivity of State Route 4 (SR-4) while simultaneously addressing inadequate access and future growth of the Port of Stockton’s West Complex Development Plan, BKF was appointed by San Joaquin Council of Governments (SJCOG) as the prime civil consultant to lead the Project Approval & Environmental Document (PA&ED) team effort.
This award winning project located along the 101 corridor, serves to complete bicycle and pedestrian continuity and access across the highway mainline. BKF was responsible for civil engineering design and surveying services for conceptual and final civil designs for the pathways.
BKF worked in conjunction with the BART Earthquake Safety Program to upgrade seismically vulnerable portions of the original BART system. The project also included roadway/drainage improvements and upgrades to pedestrian/bicycle paths.
BKF provided the civil engineering design and surveying for the award winning Route 152/156 Interchange Project. BKF prepared a Conceptual Design Report which included the development of ten geometric alternatives, incorporating various roadway, bridge, and tunnel configurations.
Repairing and improving safety along a rural, ecologically sensitive, and highly utilized multi-modal roadway corridor provided challenges to improving 5.2 miles of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in Marin County.
For more than a decade, BKF Engineers has been assisting Santa Clara County, Stanford University, and Cities throughout the South Bay with the planning and design of various trail segments in order to complete the County’s northern trail network. Through this effort, we have studied more than 30 miles of trail alternatives and have completed more than 10 miles of trails that run along riparian corridors, within County and Caltrans rights of way, through residential communities and on Stanford University lands.
The SR 4 (East) project widened SR 4 from a 4-lane freeway facility to an 8-lane freeway facility from West of Contra Loma Blvd. to East of G Street.
BKF prepared a Railroad Crossing Feasibility Report which included several grade separation alternatives for 11 possible existing at-grade crossing to mitigate vehicular and train (UPRR, RPRR & BNSF) conflicts in the Marina Bay District and Parchester Village Community neighborhoods.
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