Studebaker Road & Firestone Blvd. Rehabilitation Projects


OE provided construction management and inspection services for this ARRA-funded City of Norwalk project. The project spanned 3 miles on Studebaker Road, from Alondra Boulevard to Cecilia Avenue at the north City limits, and 0.9 miles on Firestone Boulevard, from Hoxie Avenue to Imperial Highway. Studebaker Road is a 4 lane arterial with raised medians for the entire 3 mile stretch. Firestone Boulevard is an arterial 5 lane roadway providing access to the I-605 freeway at Hoxie Avenue. Studebaker Road is parallel to the I-605 freeway, and functions as an alternate route for local traffic, creating high traffic volume during peak traffic hours and making it a great safety concern during the project. For that reason, OE coordinated with the contractor for the grind and overlay to be completed at night due to the high volumes of traffic. The scope of work included a grind and overlay, upgrading ramps to meet ADA-compliance, rebar-reinforced median curb replacement, and curb & gutter. Due to the project’s proximity to Caltrans Right-of-Way, it was required that the contractor obtain a rider permit and closely coordinate with Caltrans, to ensure that ARRA and all other documentation was maintained throughout the project.