HMH led this critical Proposition 1-B bond-funded project for major improvements to U.S. 101 between State Route I-280/I-680 and Yerba Buena Road. Working closely with Caltrans, VTA and the City of San Jose, HMH developed a multi-phase implementation approach by preparing a Project Study Report/Project Report (PSR/PR) with environmental clearance to add a southbound lane, modify interchanges at U.S. 101/Tully Road and Capitol Expressway to partial cloverleaf configurations, with auxiliary lanes and ramp modifications.
HMH completed Plans, Specifications and Estimates (PS&E) for Phase 1 including reconstruction of the U.S. 101/Tully Road freeway interchange; the addition of a southbound travel lane and a new auxiliary lane from Tully Road to Capitol Expressway. Because of the funding priority, great emphasis was placed upon schedule delivery and budget accountability. HMH responded with high-quality PS&E ready for advertisement on schedule by Caltrans. Bids were received in July 2010 for $23.5 million, almost 34% under the estimate.
HMH services also included control surveys and aerial topographic mapping according to Caltrans A, B and C submittal procedures, preparation of mandatory and advisory design exception fact sheets, geometric approval drawings, utility coordination, and technical studies for the State CEQA Initial Study/ Negative Declaration and Federal NEPA Categorical Exclusion Environmental Clearances. HMH met the accelerated schedule and budget requirements with adjustments for scope changes related to VTA’s multi-modal approach.
San Jose, CA
Client: Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA)
On-time delivery of PS&E to meet Caltrans accelerated schedule.
Complex staging required critical Transportation Master Plan (TMP) measures.
Extensive participation in resolving multi-modal design issues and exceptions to Caltrans standards.
Prepared enhanced pedestrian and bicycle conditions for roadway.