Dewberry provided construction management services for the project, which features a new off-ramp at Ray Lawyer Drive on U.S. 50, new auxiliary lane on east-bound U.S. 50, new park-and-ride facility, 400 feet of Type 5 retaining wall, street lighting along Forni Road and a signalized intersection at Ray Lawyer Drive and east-bound off-ramp intersection, and roughly 2,000 feet of new roadway for the realignment of Forni Road, including curb, gutter, sidewalk, storm drain facility, and a Class I bike path.

The project was completed in 2020 and was the result of coordinated efforts between Dewberry, the City of Placerville, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), El Dorado County Transportation Commission, El Dorado Irrigation District, El Dorado County Jail, and other private energy, gas, and telecommunications providers.

“This project included many complete streets elements with improvements to both freeway and local streets, which will reduce traffic congestion for both commuters and visitors heading to Lake Tahoe,” says Dewberry Project Manager and Associate Vice President Howard Zabell, PE. “Having the opportunity to play a role in making this project happen and earning an award for our efforts is truly an honor.”