La Pata Extension Project

Huitt-Zollars prepared the plans, specifications, and estimates and right-of-way documents for this 3.7-mile roadway project, which eliminated a gap and added a connection in the County’s arterial highway system. Combining critical elements aided in: the operation within a landfill and the design of controlled access, widening an existing roadway section from three to five lanes, and pioneering a new roadway through undeveloped mountainous terrain with final roadway grades up to seven percent. Additional elements involved landslide remediation, bridge and tunnel construction, and the relocation of an electric transmission tower.

La Pata Extension Project
Orange County
Orange County Public Works

Excellence in Infrastructure, Third Place, Autodesk - BIM on the Rocks (2014)
Design Quality Partner Award for Projects $51 - $100 Million, Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) Southern California Chapterr (2017)
Project of The Year Award, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Orange County Branch (2017)
Engineering Project Achievement Award, Orange County Engineering Council (OCEC) (2017)
B.E.S.T. Award for a Regional Transportation Project, American Public Works Association (APWA) Southern California Chapter (2016)
#2 on Roads and Bridges Magazine Top 10 Roads List (2016)