Heavy civil construction is an integral part of furthering innovation and accessibility in many cities across the United States, California included. The Golden State is a hub of activity across many industries. There is a thriving art and entertainment sector, several sports stadiums, and bustling financial districts.
California is the country’s most populous state, with approximately 39 million citizens. Heavy civil construction projects are critical to accommodate the livelihoods of California’s citizens and prepare for any further population increases. As such, heavy civil construction projects are full steam ahead, not just in 2022, but for the foreseeable future.
3 Major Civil Projects Happening in the Golden State
Below are three major heavy civil construction projects currently underway across California. Many of these projects will advance accessibility by extending transportation services and will improve the quality of life for the state’s residents.
California High-Speed Rail
The California High-Speed Rail is a welcomed project that will boost economic growth, create jobs across the AEC industry, and contribute to a cleaner environment. This civil project will provide a reliable transportation link between San Francisco and Los Angeles, and include 24 stations and 800 miles of railway upon completion.
The High-Speed Rail project consists of 12 sections and has recently completed the South Avenue grade separation in Fresno County. The first phase of this project is expected to welcome passengers by 2025, with full completion expected by 2029. So far, California expects to complete the Bakersfield to Madera project section by 2023.
Los Angeles International Airport Landside Access Modernization Program
The Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP) is a $5.5 billion civil construction project currently underway at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). This infrastructure project will improve the quality of roadways and traffic flow throughout the airport.
There are four core phases involved in this project:
A 2.25-mile Automated People Mover (APM) connecting on-airport stations with transit services
A consolidated Rent-A-Car facility
Two intermodal transportation facilities for parking and ground transportation services
The LAMP project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2023.
Lake Isabella Dam Safety Modification Project
The Lake Isabella Dam Safety Modification Project is a multiphase, heavy civil construction project northeast of Bakersfield, CA, that aims to enhance the structural integrity of the existing dam at Lake Isabella. Construction phases for this project include raising the main and auxiliary dams by 16-feet to prevent over-topping, adding filters and drains on the downslope to improve stability, and creating a 300-foot-wide emergency spillway. This project is slated for completion by the end of 2022, and will cost over $241 million dollars when done.
Looking to Get Involved in a Heavy Civil Construction Project?
Are you looking for an upcoming heavy civil construction project in California? If so, reach out to our civil engineering staffing agency today. At Certis Solutions, our team is experienced in helping professionals in the AEC industry find projects that align with their professional and personal goals.
The Certis team partners with several construction firms within the heavy civil industry. For example, Ahtna Design-Build Inc and Lund Construction are two firms with locations in California that work on high-profile projects such as the USACE Omaha District L-594 Levee Repairs project and the Gerber Creek Realignment project.
Contact us at Certis Solutions today for more information.