Dokken Engineering received an Engineering Excellence Award (Merit) for the 1-5 HOV/Lomas Santa Fe Drive Interchanges project.
The diverse project team created solutions to effectively balance the needs of the City of Solana Beach, Caltrans, and the community. Throughout the process, Dokken continually engaged the City by attending City Council meetings as well as holding project development team meetings, monthly coordination meetings, and field meetings. During the construction phase, Caltrans implemented A+B methodology which encouraged the contractor to reduce the construction time and finish a year ahead of schedule. This allowed the HOV lanes to be open to traffic prior to the start of the U.S. Open Golf Championship at Torrey Pines and the San Diego County Fair at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The end result was a project, delivered ahead of schedule and under budget that provided an economical and cost-effective solution for the city.