Jamboree & I-5 Widening Project
OE provided project management and design engineering review services to the City of Irvine on this $7.3 million dollar project. The project scope included widening the Interstate 5 (I-5) northbound and southbound ramps to relieve traffic congestion, and widening Jamboree from one-tenth of a mile west of Michelle Drive to El Camino Real. The project construction work included installing additional retaining walls, landscaping, and irrigation as well. OE worked alongside the City’s Project Management team and analyzed the contractor’s requests for extra work and provided recommendations and justification for approval or denial, and verified the accuracy of Progress Payment requests and recognized irregularities. Furthermore, OE assisted the Project Management team by providing research and backup in order to respond to the Contractor’s RFI’s, and reviewed the certified payroll and logged deficiencies of the Contractor and subcontractors. In addition, OE assisted the City in replacing the prime contractor on the project, including filing all necessary documentation for termination of contract, transferring ownership of the project to the bonding company, and bringing a new prime contractor to the job. The project required conducting a feasibility study and a constructability review on the plans while construction was stalled, and making recommendations to improve design inconsistencies. Our role was complete once a new prime contractor was brought on and progress had been demonstrated by the new contractor.