G Street Grade Separation
The 145-foot long G Street/BNSF Underpass carries a main track, a siding track and a maintenance road over four lanes of depressed roadway traffic (six lanes of future traffic). One of the most noteworthy achievements on this project was the design team's adherence to an extremely aggressive schedule. When Biggs Cardosa was given NTP in May 2008, only a very rough concept existed. In June 2010, the project was awarded for construction. Within those 26 months, the design team filed a Statutory Exemption from CEQA, completed a feasibility study and PS&E, coordinated the relocation of multiple utilities, participated in community outreach efforts, and supported the City's efforts to acquire 6 full parcels and several partial takes and award an early demolition contract to clear the right-of-way. This project was awarded the 2017 ACEC California Honor Award in the Transportation Category.