Ghirardelli Supports BART Shutdown Weekend in Hayward, CA

GHIRARDELLI SUPPORTS BART SHUTDOWN WEEKEND IN HAYWARD, CA

POSTED: OCTOBER 5, 2021

Another busy shutdown weekend in Hayward for the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit! BART’s in-house construction division successfully replaced a #15 left hand turnout, 400 feet of SS Capped Conductor Rail & associated train control equipment.

Ghirardelli is proud to support the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit!

Ghirardelli Supports BART RR Track Interlocking Replacement

Ghirardelli Supports BART RR Track Interlocking Replacement

POSTED: SEPTEMBER 28, 2021

The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) RR Construction team is busy making their final checks on the NorTrak #15 left hand turnout that will be installed this weekend in Hayward.

We are proud to support BART & their RR Track Interlocking Replacement Program!

BART A75 Interlocking Replacement Project Comes to a Close

Another success for the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), as the A75 Interlocking Replacement Project is coming to a close. The fourth & final turnout was replaced during the third & final shutdown weekend this summer.

Ghirardelli Associates is currently supporting the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit to prepare the A75 Interlocking to be reopened to BART revenue service later this month.

We are proud to be a part of the on-schedule & within budget, RR Track Interlocking Replacement Program.

Boyes Boulevard Bridge Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Boyes Boulevard Bridge Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 

POSTED: JULY 19, 2021

After weeks of anticipation and detours, Ghirardelli Associates, alongside Sonoma County Department of Transportation and Public Works, celebrated the reopening of the Boyes Boulevard Bridge! The ceremonial ribbon cutting took place on Friday, July 16, 2021.

Sonoma County’s Boyes Boulevard Bridge Replacement Project replaced the deteriorating and seismically vulnerable existing two-span, steel girder bridge, which was constructed in 1955 over Sonoma Creek.

The new bridge is a 94’-6” long single-span precast girder bridge, founded on 36” CIDH piles. The project was constructed over two seasons with a winter suspension.

Ghirardelli Associates was selected as the prime consultant to provide full construction management services for the federally funded Sonoma County Boyes Boulevard Bridge Replacement project. Our services included project management, resident engineering and contract administration, civil and structural construction inspection, office engineering, and source inspection.

We are proud to provide support to Sonoma County Department of Transportation and Public Works!

BART A75 Interlocking Pre-Construction to Commence April 2021!

BART A75 Interlocking Pre-Construction to Commence April 2021!

BY: KELLI RICHARDS, COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER | APRIL 9, 2021

This month, pre-construction works at the BART A75 Interlocking will commence. Ghirardelli will be supporting BART & their contractor during the replacement of the A75 Interlocking in Hayward, as part of the Bond Measure RR Track Interlocking Replacement program.

This spring / summer, BART & their contractor will be replacing track switches and upgrading train control, traction power & communication assets in the Hayward area.

Ghirardelli Associates is proud to continue to support the District on their sixth track interlocking replacement in the last 28 months.

BART R65 Shutdown Weekend #3

BART R65 Shutdown Weekend #3

BY: KELLI RICHARDS, COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER | FEBRURARY 16, 2021

Another holiday weekend, another switch replacement! Over the past six weeks, three out of four turnouts have been replaced north of the BART Richmond station.

The fourth and final switch, a #15 LH turnout will be replaced over the last weekend of February 2021.

Ghirardelli Associates is proud to support the BART Maintenance and Engineering group with their Track Interlocking Replacement Program.

BART R65 Shutdown Weekend #2

BART R65 Shutdown Weekend #2

BY: KELLI RICHARDS, COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER | FEBRUARY 5, 2021

Ghirardelli Associates provided construction management support to the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit, as part of the Bond Measure RR Program.

During the second shutdown of the year, BART District forces replaced a #15 equilateral turnout, and associated traction power and train control assets. The largest crane in the history of BART Maintenance & Engineering was used again to install track panels between revenue service windows.

Another switch replacement was delivered on schedule, with zero injuries or incidents! We are proud to support the BART M&E dream team.

BART R65 Shutdown Weekend #1

BART R65 Shutdown Weekend #1

BY: KELLI RICHARDS, COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER | JANUARY 21, 2021

During Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend 2021, Ghirardelli Associates provided construction management support to the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit, as part of the Bond Measure RR Program.

BART District forces replaced a #15 right-hand turnout, & associated traction power & train control assets. The largest crane in the history of BART Maintenance & Engineering was used to install track panels between revenue service windows.

Another switch replacement was delivered on schedule, with zero injuries or incidents, & we are proud to support the BART M&E dream team.

International Partnering Institute Recognizes I-580/I-80 Central Ave. Operational Improvements Project

Each year the International Partnering Institute honors project teams and individuals who follow the IPI model and have exhibited the highest levels of collaboration. Ghirardelli was notified that our work on the I-80 / Central Avenue Operational Improvements Project Phase I for the Contra Costa Transportation Authority was nominated and has won the 2019 International Partnering Institute’s (IPI’s) Partnered Project of the Year Award and was honored with the Ruby Level Award.  The award was presented on Friday, May 17th at the Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront in Burlingame.

Location: Richmond, CA
Owner:  Contra Costa Transportation Authority
Prime Contractor: Ghilotti Bros., Inc.
Designer:  WSP
Construction Manager:  Ghirardelli Associates
Facilitator:  OrgMetrics LLC
Project Description:
The I-80 Central Ave. Operational Improvements Project was a complex signalization and traffic operation scope located between the I-80 and I-580 freeways in Richmond CA. Central Avenue is a main thoroughfare connecting downtown El Cerrito through the City of Richmond to the I-80 Freeway. During peak traffic hours, more than 3,000 vehicles per day use Central Avenue to access the freeway, causing excessive traffic cues and regular 15-minute delays. The project relieves congestion caused by cars getting stuck at a traffic light leaving downtown El Cerrito. This project scope took over ten years to plan, design and construct and represents the first of two phases to relieve traffic congestion in this area.