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Substrate’s Southern Heights Boulevard Bridge Replacement wins Best Highway/Bridge Project in Engineering News Record – California’s 2022 Best Projects Competition

The Southern Heights Bridge Replacement project has won in three different categories of Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) Best Projects 2022 competition. The project won the following:

  • Best Motorway/Bridge Project
  • Excellence of Sustainability Award – Northern California,
  • Excellence in Safety Award – Northern California Merit Award

Nearly 100 projects from across California and Hawaii were reviewed by an independent panel of experts for these awards.

Substrate provided comprehensive construction management services for the award-winning Southern Heights Boulevard Bridge replacement for the City of San Rafael. Substrate provided Resident Engineer/Structure’s Representative, Public Outreach and Senior Inspector and oversaw the entire project from pre-development to post-development. The CM team also consisted of sub-consultants from Miller Pacific Engineering Group who provided material and well inspection; and Verux, Inc, who performed SWPPP QA inspections.

“If working on a gradient greater than 1:1 wasn’t tough enough, how about a wet winter start, uneasy local residents and a roadside slip that started early on in the project? With the cards already stacked against the project, Disney and Substrate had to work together to ensure safety, efficiency and quality were achieved in the face of such access restrictions” – Sunny Jhutti, PE, SE – Resident Engineer/Structure’s Representative – Substrate, Inc

The approximately $3 million Southern Heights Boulevard Bridge Replacement Project replaced a more than 90-year-old trestle bridge spanning a large canyon in the hills south of downtown San Rafael with a new, wider, stronger, fire-rated, 3-span cast-in-place bridge Reinforced concrete conforming to current seismic regulations. The original wooden bridge,…



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