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Award of Merit, Specialty Contracting: Jalama Road Slope and Storm Damage Repair

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Jalama Road Slope and Storm Damage Repair, Santa Barbara

Photos by Bill Tracy/County of Santa Barbara Public Works Dept.
The road remained operational throughout the $2-million project, which was delivered on time and under budget.
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Since the mid-1990s, the two-lane road connecting U.S. Highway 1 with Santa Barbara County's Jalama Beach park had experienced excessive cracking and settlement, primarily because of a relocation in the 1960s to a site across from an old landslide. A sinkhole had also developed from a corroded metal pipe that was trapping stormwater runoff behind the roadway. The road remained operational throughout the $2-million project, which was delivered on time and under budget. Specialty work included injection grouting of cement slurry, excavation into the fill of two keyways and boring and jacking a reinforced concrete pipe through the fill. Sub-drains for groundwater were installed, and erosion control was achieved with hydro-seeding.

Key Players

Contractor Specialty Construction Inc., San Luis Obispo

Owner County of Santa Barbara Public Works Dept., Santa Barbara

Lead Design Fugro Consultants Inc., San Luis Obispo

Civil Engineer MGE Engineering Inc., Sacramento

Consultant Geotechnical Stabilization Inc., Escondido

Bore and Jack West Coast Boring Inc., Bakersfield

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