‚ÄčThe Wildlife Protection Fence Project wins The Innovative Transportation Solution Award at the Annual WTS-OC Awards Gala. The $10 million fence project consists of 6.5 miles of fence on both sides of SR241 with heights ranging from 10 to 12 feet depending on the terrain and location. The anticipated fence effectiveness is a 90%-95% increase in undercrossing utilization which will decrease the vehicle-wildlife collisions along this state route.

Ghirardelli Associates provided Construction Management services to the Transportation Corridor Agencies for this project. Congratulations to Scott Fabel (Resident Engineer) and Jay Ryan (Field Inspector) of Ghirardelli Associates.

Who is the Transportation Corridor Agencies? TCA are two joint powers authorities formed by the California legislature in 1986 to plan, finance, construct, and operate Orange County’s toll roads. TCA consists of two local government agencies the San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor Agency which oversees the San Joaquin Hills Toll Road and the Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency which runs both the Foothill Toll Road and the Eastern Toll Road.