The City of Orinda’s (City) Glorietta Elementary Safe Route to School project won the APWA Northern California Chapter 2020 Public Works Project Award for Best Project in the “Small Cities/Rural Communities” category. This transportation-related project award was presented to the City at the annual APWA Awards Banquet on February 20, 2020.
Swinerton Management & Consulting (SMC) was selected for the second year in a row to provide construction management and inspection services to the City for their paving program. In 2019, one of the assignments was the Glorietta Elementary Safe Route to School project, which was designed and closely coordinated with the Glorietta Elementary School and local community. The project received funding by a Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) project specific grant and the City of Orinda Measure J Program.
The project design was completed in early 2019 and awarded in early summer of 2019. The construction began on July 8, 2019 and was substantially completed on August 12, 2019 – prior to the start of the new school year.
The project scope of work included: converting the road shoulder on the west side of Glorietta Boulevard to a new shared-use (pedestrian and bicycle) pathway, a new asphalt dike to separate the pathway from the vehicular roadway, pavement base repairs, pavement overlay, slurry seal over the entire roadway and path, and new signage and striping. The City’s interest in preserving a rural atmosphere is demonstrated with this new pathway, as opposed to constructing more traditional concrete sidewalks.
SMC is proud to have provided the construction management and inspection services on this successful project.