LIN Consulting provided traffic and civil engineering services for a new traffic signal on Temple Avenue at the entrance to the Shilo Inn Business Park. The firm was responsible for the preparation of plans, specifications, and estimates (PS&E), as well as supervising traffic engineering tasks, such as the design of a new traffic signal, traffic signal interconnect, and street improvement plans to provide for ADA access along the sidewalk and across existing driveways. At the City’s direction, potholing to confirm the location of existing, potentially conflicting utilities, was added to the scope of work. A subconsultant was secured and directed to perform the potholing requirements.
The 7th Standard Road Widening project widened the roadway from two lanes to four lanes, constructed a separate parallel bridge adjacent to and north of the existing bridge crossing State Route 99, modified on- and off-ramps, and constructed a grade separation for 7th Standard Road over the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad at Santa Fe Way.
As a subconsultant, LIN Consulting provided PS&E with roadway lighting, traffic signal, and signing and striping designs.
The Pasadena Gold Line Design-Build Project runs along existing rail right-of-way from Chinatown through Lincoln Heights, Highland Park, South Pasadena, and Pasadena for a length of 14 miles. This project was the first part of the entire 37-mile-long Blue Line Project, which extends to Claremont through the eight communities along the rail right-of-way.
LIN Consulting served as a project traffic engineer and was responsible for the design of roadway lighting, traffic signals, and traffic control plans. Tasks included the design of traffic signal upgrades, signal pre-emptions, various scenarios for street closures, temporary traffic signals, and street lighting at various locations.
As the prime firm for this contract, LIN Consulting was responsible for developing comprehensive designs for the City, including traffic signal plans, signing and striping plans, and civil/street improvement plans. The firm directed the upgrading of the City’s Type 170E traffic controllers to Type 2070 traffic signal controllers; drafted plans for the proposed changes to intersection striping at Kimball Road and Foothill Road; and prepared a separate Street Improvement Plan that depicted all necessary line work, elevations, and notes for the proposed roadway improvements so that the traffic signal equipment could be properly installed. Signing and striping modifications reflected the change in traffic operation from unsignalized, stop-controlled traffic movements to a signalized condition with accurate crosswalks striping, and pavement delineation.
LIN Consulting prepared signing and striping plans along Exploration Falls Drive and Windgingwalk Street in conjunction with the construction of the new Enrique S. Camarena Elementary School. In addition, LIN Consulting was asked to identify any traffic and pedestrian circulation issues in anticipation of the school’s opening day. the project included an all-way stop-controlled intersection, an uncontrolled, midblock crosswalk at the entrance for buses, and lighting recommendations. The project included close coordination with the City of Chula Vista and school officials.
The I-215 Segments 1, 2, and 5 Improvements project was part of a four-segmented project that widened the I-215 between I-10 to I-210 in San Bernardino County. The project realigned and widened the existing I-215 from 6 lanes to 8 lanes with a HOV lane and a Collector-Distributor (C/D) Road system. Existing interchanges, entrances, and exit ramps were reconfigured and reconstructed. This six-mile project was designed to reduce traffic congestion and improve operational problems associated with existing freeway conditions.
LIN Consulting was responsible for the project’s Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) PS&E. Specific tasks included the design of a temporary freeway fiber optic communication system, installation of new fiber optic communication systems, modification of existing equipment in the fields, hubs, Transportation Management Center (TMC), and the installation of pertinent field equipment, including CMS, CCTV, ramp meters, traffic signals, irrigation controller, and freeway surveillance stations.
The proposed Westside Parkway addresses the traffic problems and issues of the metropolitan Bakersfield area. The growing population of west Bakersfield and the lack of east-west arterials in the area make Westside Parkway an important corridor connecting to the Bakersfield Central Business District. Westside Parkway starts as a four-lane divided roadway and expands into an eight-lane divided roadway. The right of way acquired allows it to be expanded ultimately to an eight-lane roadway. As a subconsultant, LIN Consulting is responsible for the design of traffic signals, signal interconnect, and the preparation of transportation management plans (TMP) for various construction segments of the project.
This project was a large-scale undertaking that aimed to alleviate traffic congestion on the pertinent freeways. It involved designing, building, operating, and maintaining ExpressLanes on Interstate 10 (San Bernardino Freeway/ El Monte Busway) and Interstate 110 (Harbor Transitway). LIN Consulting, a sub-consultant on the project, is assisting the prime firm in converting existing HOV lanes to toll ExpressLanes, improving roadway infrastructure, and enhancing transit services and facilities. Specific tasks include: preparing roadway lighting, electrical, and power drop plans; designing fiber optic plans within the Caltrans right-of-way for the toll system; and handling the design of a Ramp Metering System (RMS). LIN Consulting is also charged with preparing traffic signals, temporary traffic signals, street lighting, signing/striping, and worksite traffic control plans for the Cities of Los Angeles, El Monte, Hawthorne, and San Gabriel.
LIN Consulting, Inc. provided project traffic engineering services for the Mid-City/ Exposition Light Rail Design/Build Project, a nine-mile-long light rail line connecting eight stations in the City of Los Angeles. The project area ran along the existing railroad right-of-way within Exposition Blvd., connecting the existing Blue Line station in Downtown Los Angeles and the new Washington/Venice Station in the City of Culver City. LIN Consulting designed traffic signals and roadway lighting for various segments along the LRT alignment and prepared over 60 sheets of street lighting design and over 30 sheets of traffic signal design plans. The firm also handled the design of temporary roadway lighting and temporary traffic signal plans at a number of locations; in addition to the design of an LRT priority system, including the installation of predictor cabinets, LRT system detection loops, and communications infrastructure.