Magnolia Ave. Grade Separation, Riverside County, CA

Client/Owner: County of Riverside
Start/Completion Date: 5/2014-2/2017
Construction Cost: $35M

FALCON Engineering Services (FALCON) provided full construction management and inspection services for this $35M project. Improvements included the construction of railroad grade separation at the BNSF and Magnolia Avenue at the grade crossing with a new four-lane overhead structure (bridge) over existing BNSF tracks. Bridge approaches are supported by retaining walls/mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) wall systems on both ends, and multiple wall systems for pedestrian support. Work also contained elaborate/complex falsework system over BNSF RR tracks, shoring, casing support system for construction of 13ft DIA  x ~100’ cast-in-drilled-hole (CIDH) piles, and signal improvements at both intersections (Lincoln & Buchanan). Services included drainage/sewer system improvements, major utility relocation /coordination (OH power, water, sewer, storm drainage, gas, fiber optics, and street lights), hot mix asphalt (HMA) concrete – Portland Cement Concrete (PCC), Jointed Plain Concrete Pavement (JPCP), curb & gutter, sidewalk, signals & street lighting), and Multi-agency funding/coordination.