Walsh Construction Begins Utility Relocation for San Gabriel Trench Project

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Movement of utilities, sanitary, storm water and fiber optics proceed according to final design for the railroad trench by Moffatt & Nichol and HNTB Corporation

ACE Construction Authority, the City of San Gabriel, Walsh, Moffatt & Nichol and HNTB are committed to making this project run as smoothly as possible for our neighbors in San Gabriel.

The early stages of construction work on the San Gabriel Trench Project begin mid-February with the relocation of underground utilities: sanitary sewer, storm water and fiber optics.

Walsh Construction Company is in charge of construction on the project for the Alameda Corridor-East (ACE) Construction Authority. HNTB Corporation conducted preliminary engineering and final design services as a subconsultant to Moffat & Nichol.

Utility relocation work will begin near the Alhambra Wash and move eastward toward Walnut Grove Avenue. Anticipated completion date of the utility relocation is October 2013.

“The community should see no outages as a result of this utility relocation,” said Matt Redfern, project manager for Walsh Construction. “ACE Construction Authority, the City of San Gabriel, Walsh, Moffatt & Nichol and HNTB are committed to making this project run as smoothly as possible for our neighbors in San Gabriel.”

Walsh Construction — with offices in Los Angeles and Walnut Creek — has been active in the Los Angeles area since 1986. Moffat & Nichols has offices in Long Beach and Walnut Creek and has been a fixture in Los Angeles since 1945. HNTB’s history in Los Angeles dates back to 1914 with Pasadena’s Arroyo Seco Bridge, and most recently, with the firm being selected as designer of the Sixth Street Bridge replacement. HNTB has two offices in Los Angeles.

When completed in 2017, the 30-feet-below-grade railroad tracks will improve safety and eliminate train horns while reducing traffic congestion and air pollution. The 2.2-mile project will connect the Alameda Corridor and the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to the transcontinental rail network, creating a faster, more efficient method of distributing an expected $314 billion in annual trade. Additional information is available at the project website http://www.theaceproject.org.

Walsh Construction is a 115-year old, family owned business in its fourth generation of leadership providing general contracting, construction management and design-build services. The company maintains a national presence within the industry through 15 regional offices. Walsh is consistently listed among the nation’s Top 20 Contractors in Engineering News-Record’s Top 400. The company has invested over $500 million in capital equipment and regularly employs over 5,000 engineers and skilled tradesmen. For more information, visit http://www.walshgroup.com.

Moffatt & Nichol operates from 28 offices throughout North America, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and the Pacific Rim. The firm serves a variety of public and private entities worldwide in several primary areas – ports and harbors; coastal, environmental and water resources; urban waterfronts and marinas; transportation, bridges and rail; inspection and rehabilitation; and energy. For more information about the firm, please visit http://www.moffattnichol.com.

HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure firm serving public and private owners and contractors. With nearly a century of service, HNTB understands the life cycle of infrastructure and solves clients’ most complex technical, financial and operational challenges. Professionals nationwide deliver a full range of infrastructure-related services, including award-winning planning, design, program delivery and construction management. For more information, visit http://www.hntb.com.

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