Transportation Project Experience
BKF is providing civil and surveying services to the design-build replacement bridge in support of a sustainable environment. Safety will be improved and traffic hazards will be reduced by reducing grades and adding dedicated lanes for emergency services vehicles.
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.
BKF provided design services for a grade separation for the Orange County Gateway Program. The project required extensive coordination with the City of Anaheim, City of Placentia, OCTA, and BNSF.
BKF assisted with the award winning reconstruction of Wilson Avenue along the Mare Island waterfront between Highway 37 and Hitchborn Drive. The project included shifting the alignment of the roadway and incorporating a landscaped median and pedestrian access pathway adjacent to River Park.
BKF provided award winning design for the widening of Route 87 from four-lanes to six-lanes, including adding HOV bypasses at on-ramps in Santa Clara County. In concurrence with the widening improvements, BKF also provided design for widening of the Willow Street Viaduct across the Guadalupe River, settlement repairs along Route 87 and the adjacent bike path, as well as damaged drainage culverts utilizing trenchless technology.
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.
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 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 a 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 four-lane freeway facility to an eight-lane freeway facility from west of Contra Loma Boulevard to east of G Street.
For 100+ years BKF has been delivering inspired infrastructure for our clients. With our large network of offices in California we have developed extensive local knowledge that provides us with an understanding of issues relating to feasibility, permitting, and entitlement approvals. We work hard to help you achieve your goals, and get your projects to the finish line. 650.482.6300
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