Orange County Transportation Authority 1-405/SR – 22 HOV Connector Project

Orange County, CA

As a member of a team led by Parsons, Cordoba Corporation was responsible for utility identification and relocation. Using Caltrans policy for high and low- risk utilities, Cordoba worked closely with all utility companies and cities in the vicinity of the project to identify affected utilities. Cordoba Corporation professionals coordinated work for the identification, protection, adjustment, relocation, or removal of utility facilities within the project site in accordance with state and federal laws and regulations as well as Caltrans’ District 12 policies, procedures, and standards. Cordoba Corporation also developed a Utility Working Group with impacted utility companies to ensure constant communication and coordination. Deliverables included a utility base map and plans as well as a utility relocation feasibility study.

The project is a joint partnership between the Orange County Transportation Authority and Caltrans linking high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes/carpool lanes on the San Diego Freeway (I-405) with those on the Garden Grove Freeway (SR-22) and San Gabriel River Freeway (I-605) to create a seamless carpool connection between the three freeways. The $490 million design/build I-405/SR 22 project added new carpool lanes, auxiliary lanes, and revamped interchanges, and was the first improvement to the freeway since its initial construction in 1960. The 6-mile project traverses the cities of Garden Grove, Westminster, Seal Beach, Los Alamitos, Long Beach and the community of Rossmoor.