Harris Celebrates CTF Transportation Award for Its Work on the West County Connectors Project

The Caltrans/OCTA West County Connectors Project named 2015 Overall Project of the Year

California Transportation Program + Construction Management

  • Harris' Jim Hannigan and Michael Te with their 2015 CTF Overall Project of the Year Award
  • The West County Connectors project team receiving their award
  • 26th Annual CTF Transportation Awards in Sacramento

    Sacramento, CA -

    On May 21, Harris & Associates' Michael Te and Jim Hannigan were on hand at the 26th Annual CTF Transportation Awards to receive the 2015 Overall Project of the Year Award for their participation on the West County Connectors Project. 

    In a staff augmentation role, Harris & Associates provided construction management services for the SR-22/I-405 Carpool Connector—aka the "East Connector"—of the West County Connectors Project.

    I think it was a good partnership. It's a testament to how well we all worked together.

    ~ Jim Hannigan, Project Manager

    This $297 million project provided HOV lane direct connection between the SR-22 to the I-405 in Seal Beach, adding a second carpool lane in each direction on the I-405 between the SR-22 and the I-605, reconstructing on- and off-ramps, constructing soundwalls and retaining walls, and adding landscaping and enhancing aesthetics. A partnership between Caltrans and the Orange County Transportation Authority, this project completes the widening of the I-405, replaces the Valley View Street Bridge over the SR-22 and I-405, and provides much-needed drainage and traffic congestion relief to one the busiest Interstates in America.

    Watch this brief OCTA video for more information about the West County Connectors Project.

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