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Pitkins Curve: Transportation Construction Management

MNS Transportation Division, Construction Management Team: Spotlight Project

Hazardous Rock-slides on One of California’s Landmark Motorways

The Pitkins Curve and Rain Rocks Shed project, located between Monterey and Cambria on California State Route 1 (Highway 1) was a major undertaking aimed at making a dangerous section of the scenic state highway safer for motorists.

The Pitkins Curve area of Highway 1 is part of an active landslide­; rock slides are a fact of life here, rather than an unusual occurrence. Its geological composition is particularly unstable. Rock slides repeatedly closed the original road and presented a significant danger to motorists.

Foreseeing that Pitkins Curve would continue to be a major safety issue and an access impediment for the millions of tourists traveling through the area each year, not to mention a major maintenance and cost issue, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) developed an innovative solution to the problem. [ read more... ]

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Construction Management Principal Peter Brennan Joins MNS Engineers

Firm Strengthens Position as Water Resources Infrastructure Market Leader with Key New Hire

Westlake Village, CA (August 20, 2013)—California infrastructure services firm MNS Engineers Inc. announced Tuesday that it has appointed Peter Brennan, PE, CCM, as Principal Construction Manager, working within the firm’s Water Resources Division.

MNS’s President and CEO, Jim Salvito, said, “Bringing Peter on board means we can now meet the growing demand from public agency clients for the top-quality, high-value construction management services MNS is known for. With Peter joining the team, MNS can now service the Water Resources Market across a wider geographical area, ultimately serving a greater number of clients.” [ read more... ]

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MNS Chosen for Lindero Canyon Road Bridge Improvements

The Lindero Canyon Road Bridge Improvements project is the third component of a three phase improvement plan to improve circulation and reduce traffic congestion along the Lindero Canyon Road corridor. The interchange is an important link for motorists to access commercial, industrial, and residential areas on both sides of the freeway. This project primarily modifies the existing bridge overpass at Lindero Canyon Road and Highway 101, and the approaching roadway. These modifications will include: removal of the existing center median; addition of a travel lane in each direction; removal and replacement of the existing exterior barriers with aesthetic treatments; northbound Lindero Canyon Road on-ramp median modification; and related grading, drainage, utility and traffic signal improvements.

The City of Westlake Village chose MNS to provide construction management services for this project.

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