Willdan leads the civil, traffic, and drainage design of a street widening project for Paramount. The final design will include widening Garfield Avenue to add a third lane in each direction, stormwater and accessibility improvements, new irrigation features, street lights, traffic signal and median modifications, street resurfacing, and new signage. The design currently includes a $20 million project to relocate transmission and electric lines underground, which would make the City’s energy distribution more resilient to extreme weather and manmade disasters.
As part of this pre-construction phase, Willdan has created an initial study checklist, conducted a survey and mapping of the street, and is finalizing specifications and cost estimates for the proposed improvements. We assisted the city in securing $2.6 million in outside funding, allowing us to deliver the design at no cost to the city.