LOWELL, MA and ANAHEIM, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 3, 2017) - TRC Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRR), a recognized leader in engineering, environmental consulting and construction-management services, has been honored for its role in the pavement rehabilitation and sign replacement on the State Route 91 Express Lanes in Anaheim, California. The work received an "Outstanding Construction Project" award from the Orange County Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the "Transportation Project of the Year" award from the Orange County Engineering Council (OCEC).
The $12 million project involved replacing degraded pavement along this toll road (called express lanes) and upgrading six changeable message signs to LED technology with new sign structures, while minimizing delays and disruptions on the heavily traveled SR 91. TRC was selected by the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) to prepare design plans, specifications and estimate for the extensive rehabilitation of the roadway, the first such project of its kind that OCTA has ever procured. The toll facility was built 20 years ago, and since its inception, the lanes had never been repaved.
"By mitigating traffic congestion on this high-density freeway, the project provided a tangible benefit to commuters on a daily basis and has made the roads much safer," said Raja Mitwasi, TRC Vice President and Transportation Practice Leader. "Our success is the result of a proactive and longstanding partnership with OCTA. We are committed to supporting OCTA as it advances projects to improve safety and road conditions for drivers throughout the state."
To complete the construction work as quickly and smoothly as possible, with minimal disruption to commuters, TRC designed and implemented a plan that conducted the work during 55- and 56-hour-long shutdowns, on less-trafficked weekends, of the 10-mile segment of express lanes in the middle of the SR 91 layout, while also managing traffic detours during these times. This construction staging strategy allowed TRC to complete the project on schedule and under budget.
The American Society of Civil Engineers Orange County Branch was created in 1952 to allow civil engineers to network, exchange ideas, build leadership skills, create lifelong professional connections, and improve the quality of life in Orange County. TRC was honored for its SR 91 Express Lanes work at a recent annual branch Awards Night where members recognized Orange County's finest civil engineers and projects.
The Orange County Engineering Council works to enhance the public image of engineers and scientists and promote the interaction of professional societies and engineering / scientific corporations and universities in Orange County, California. TRC was recognized for its work on the SR 91 Express Lanes project during the annual awards banquet, which honors the best of the best in engineering for Southern California.
A pioneer in groundbreaking scientific and engineering developments since the 1960s, TRC is a national engineering, environmental consulting and construction management firm that provides integrated services to the power, environmental, infrastructure and oil and gas markets. TRC serves a broad range of commercial, industrial and government clients, 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. TRC trades on the NYSE under the symbol TRR. For more information, visit TRC's website at www.TRCsolutions.com, follow us on Twitter or StockTwits at @TRC_Companies or find us on LinkedIn.