Awards & Recognition

Three Flatiron projects earn Caltrans 2021 Excellence in Partnering Awards

Flatiron, a leading provider of infrastructure solutions in North America, won three 2021 Excellence in Partnering Awards from the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), including one gold award, one silver and one bronze award.

The Caltrans Excellence in Partnering Awards program recognizes project teams that exemplify the best practices of construction partnering and demonstrate successful outcome. In total, 16 projects were recognized this year across three categories: projects under $10 million, projects greater than $10 million and less than $50 million, and projects greater than $50 million.

The Smartsville Roadway Realignment project in Yuba County won a Gold award in the projects between $10 million and $50 million category. The $19 million project included constructing a two-mile segment of new roadway on State Route 20 and a super-elevated bridge. The project team used controlled blasting to assist in the excavation of 130,000 cubic yards of hard rocks and the bridge design called for precast girders approximately 150-feet-long, which required intricate engineering and ingenuity to construct. Flatiron completed the construction with no incidents or delays.

The Route 210 Roadway Rehabilitation project in Pasadena earned a Silver award in the projects greater than $50 million category. This $126 million project rehabilitated defective pavement and upgraded roadway elements, lighting, electrical systems and signage at 16 locations along 10 miles of the 210 freeway and was one of the largest precast slab concrete projects in North America. The project team recycled and reused more than 100,000 tons of existing concrete pavement—enabling the team to complete the project nearly 11 months ahead of schedule. The work area also included the route of the annual Tournament of Roses Parade. The project team successfully worked with the beloved event’s officials to make sure the festivities, as well as the construction schedule, were unaffected.

The Torrey Meadows Bridge Overcrossing project in San Diego, earned a Bronze award in the projects under $10 million category. The $7 million project included construction of a two-lane bridge along State Route 56 to connect the communities of Carmel Valley. The project had no incidents and was completed more than a month ahead of schedule.

The awards were presented at the 21st Annual Caltrans Excellence in Partnering Awards virtual ceremony Friday, Aug. 20, 2021. To watch the ceremony online, please click here.

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