Rosini & Rosewood Neighborhood Rehabilitation Projects


OE provided design, construction management and inspection services to the City of Commerce on this CDBG-funded project. The project spanned 9,050 LF on Rosini and 5,125 LF on Rosewood and included both residential and collector streets. The scope included a variable 1.5-inch to 2-inch grind and overlay for much of the roadway, curb and gutter, 5,000 SF of sidewalk, grinding 52 panels of sidewalk, 716 LF of cross-gutter, replacing 20 ramps and upgrading 53 more to meet ADA compliance, adjusting 48 manholes, traffic loops, replacing 70 street signs and other related improvements. Some critical issues for the City were the ADA ramp compliance, dust control during the grinding operation, and school schedule coordination. OE reviewed all ramps in the field and specifically modified designs to ensure ADA compliance while maintaining pedestrian access to properties during construction. OE also coordinated closely with an adjacent school to schedule work to accommodate the school’s schedule. By working closely with the City of Commerce throughout both design and construction, OE ensured their full satisfaction in the quality of our work, which ultimately led to the project completing within budget and ahead of schedule. The project required familiarity with CDBG and labor relations contract compliance. CDBG funding requires strict documentation of labor and fund allocations, in addition to strict contractor oversight to ensure Section 3 fair labor efforts are being implemented throughout the course of the project. OE has overseen many CDBG projects and has become quite familiar with how to manage these complex contracts.