MNS wins 3-year contract with Caltrans for District 5 On-Call Construction Inspection and Materials Testing Services!

MNS has a proven track record of providing construction management consulting services to Caltrans as a prime consultant within both Caltrans District 5, District 5/59 (Structures), and District 7 (Ventura County). Currently, MNS has been successfully providing construction management and construction inspection services as a subconsultant on the current Caltrans District 5 on-call contract. [ read more… ]

MNS Wins APWA Ventura 2016 Project of the Year Award

VENTURA, CA—Congratulations to MNS Engineers, Inc. (MNS) for winning the 2016 Project of the Year Award in the Transportation Category with the APWA Ventura County Chapter for the US 101 HOV Widening Project!

This $66M project includes six miles of new high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes for both north and southbound traffic, a new pedestrian undercrossing with direct beach access at La Conchita, four miles of a Class I bicycle path adjacent to the ocean from Rincon to Mussel Shoals, widening of the Bates Road Bridge, new sound walls at Mussel Shoals, highway landscaping at Bates Road and Mussel Shoals, restoration of the Punta Gorda pedestrian undercrossing, and construction of public access parking lot at Punta Gorda. [ read more… ]

Key September Project Wins


Congratulations to MNS for these three project wins this month!

Greg Chelini and the CM Transportation team will support AECOM for the Caltrans District 7 On-Call Construction Engineering and Construction Inspection and CPM contract for North Los Angeles County. [ read more… ]

MNS CM Transportation Department Wins the Caltrans District 5 (Structures) On-Call Contract

MNS Engineers was awarded the on-call structures construction inspection services contract for Caltrans District 5 (Structures) for a four year term. Caltrans District 5 stretches through the Counties of Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Santa Cruz.

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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… ]

MNS Construction Management Team member Dean Russu
Rocky Creek Viaduct: Safer Transportation Infrastructure

In April of 2011, a landslide damaged a 200-foot portion of California State Route 1—a historic part of our state’s transportation infrastructure—along the steep cliffs between Bixby Bridge and Rocky Creek Bridge, south of Monterey and Carmel-by-the-Sea.

The hillside was stabilized right away using a soil nail wall, but the highway had to be reduced to one lane with signal-controlled traffic through the area. The Rocky Creek Viaduct, a 600-foot bridge structure, is being constructed to completely replace the roadway adjacent to the repaired slope. Creating a bridge here means future landslides won’t affect the Viaduct area—any slide material will pass between the bridge and the hillside, keeping motorists safe and preventing further expensive damage to this stretch of road. [ read more… ]