SOURCE: TRC Companies, Inc.

TRC Companies, Inc.

November 25, 2013 09:00 ET

TRC Supports Successful Roadway Widening Project in Visalia, CA

New SR 198/Plaza Drive Interchange Will Promote Job Creation and Economic Growth

LOWELL, MA--(Marketwired - Nov 25, 2013) - On Tuesday, November 19, engineers from TRC Companies, Inc. joined officials from the City of Visalia, California and other dignitaries for the grand opening of the improved State Route 198/Plaza Drive Interchange. TRC performed the planning and design for this $26 million project which will promote economic growth across Tulare County by improving access to employment centers and enhancing the movement of goods.

"TRC is proud to have been part of the Plaza Drive Widening and Interchange project," said Mark Imbriani, TRC Vice President and Project Manager. "The wider roadway and enlarged interchange will alleviate traffic congestion and provide better access to Visalia's Industrial Park, which houses many major product distribution centers serving the Western U.S. With better traffic flow, fuel consumption will be reduced and air quality in the area will improve. Travel time for motorists will also be reduced, and safety will be enhanced."

This major public works project commenced by the City of Visalia in 2008 widened Plaza Drive from two to four or six lanes over a distance of 1.5 miles between Airport Drive on the south and Goshen Avenue on the north. Auxiliary lanes were constructed on SR 198 between Plaza Drive and SR 99. The work included widening the structure overcrossing SR 198 from three to seven lanes to improve traffic circulation and capacity. Four retaining walls were required to minimize impacts to a hotel, park, and high-risk utility fiber-optic and gas lines. 

TRC has worked with the City of Visalia since 2000 on three interchange projects on the SR 198 corridor. The Plaza Drive Interchange project won the 2013 Project of the Year Award in the Economic Development Category from the Tulare County Association of Governments.

About TRC
A pioneer in groundbreaking scientific and engineering developments since the 1960s, TRC is a national engineering, consulting and construction management firm that provides integrated services to the energy, environmental and infrastructure markets. TRC serves a broad range of clients in government and industry, implementing complex projects from initial concept to delivery and operation. TRC delivers results that enable clients to achieve success in a complex and changing world. For more information and updates from the Company, visit TRC's website at and follow TRC on Twitter at @TRC_Companies and on LinkedIn.

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