San Ramon Canyon Storm Drain Project Recognized in APWA Southern California Chapter Awards
City of Rancho Palos Verdes honored with APWA Project of the Year Award
Representatives of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes, Harris, and other San Ramon Canyon project team members
In mid-December, the APWA Southern California Chapter hosted their annual awards luncheon at Lakewood Civic Center.
The City of Rancho Palos Verdes and the San Ramon Canyon Storm Drain project received a 2014 Project of the Year award. Along with City attendees and other project team participants, Harris Director of Engineering Services Randall Berry was at the luncheon, along with Project Engineer Elizabeth Reyes.
Harris delivered design services for this largest single project undertaken by the city. Floodwaters were re-routed and the eroding canyon walls—which were encroaching on the roadway about five feet every year—were stabilized. A storm drain inlet structure and two tunnels diverted water under roads and through solid bedrock for more than three-quarters of a mile to a new outlet at the base of a 150-foot-high coastal bluff.
For the $16 million project, Harris developed the project concept during the proposal phase and ensured its exact execution during construction. Harris also provided the city with a project study and preliminary design, evaluating six alternatives, which ultimately came full circle and confirmed Harris’ original concept. Harris also directed all of the professional surveying and geotechnical and environmental components.
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