Santa Barbara, CA—MNS Engineers is having a very busy 2015. Building on a successful 53 years of providing engineering services for the California Central Coast, MNS expanded its geographic region to serve clientele in both the Northern and Southern California regions. Principal Project Manager, Paul Greenway, PE, joined MNS and leads the Northern California expansion in our Salinas office. Principal Project Manager, Greg Jaquez, PE, joined MNS and opened a Pasadena office. With both offices, MNS is diversifying the Government Services division as well as increasing development opportunities for all MNS markets. [ read more… ]
MNS’ Water Resources and Construction Management groups are excited to be on the team recently selected for Program Management for the City of Morro Bay. MNS is serving as subconsultant to Michael K Nunley & Associates, who will lead Program Management for the City’s Public Works Department to develop a new Water Reclamation Facility. MNS will support the development of the Recycled Water Program and will provide Construction Management services.
Congratulations to the MNS Transportation Engineering team for their win on the Railroad Avenue Bike Trail project. MNS will provide conceptual design of Railroad Bike Trail from Lyons Avenue to Oakridge Drive. Services include a design concept report, conceptual plans, engineers estimate, and preliminary environmental study. This bike trail will add a multi-modal facility to the Railroad Avenue corridor as part of the City master planning process. [ read more… ]
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.
The City of Santa Clarita received the 2014 APWA Project of the Year Award from the Southern California Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) for the Newhall Roundabout. This $2.2M roundabout design project created a main gateway to the historic Newhall commercial district and optimized traffic calming and pedestrian safety measures at the busy intersection. MNS Engineers, Inc. (MNS) provided engineering and construction surveying services. [ read more… ]
The Golden Valley Road / SR-14 Interchange Project represents the final link in the 8.5 mile Cross Valley Connector, which provides a high volume access route along the Santa Clarita Valley corridor between the I-5/SR-126 Interchange and SR-14. Along with the construction of Newhall Ranch Road and the Golden Valley Parkway Bridge over the Santa Clara River, this vital link is a crucial element in accommodating the enormous expansion of residential development, industry, and commerce in the region. This project has been years in planning and design. [ read more… ]
History of Cabrillo Boulevard Bridge
Congratulations to the MNS team for their win on the Los Osos Valley Road Interchange Improvement! The US 101/Los Osos Valley Road (LOVR) Interchange Improvements Project represents a vital improvement for traffic capacity and circulation in southern San Luis Obispo.
The current three-lane Los Osos Valley Road interchange was built in 1962. As the City and population has grown, the interchange is in need of structural repair and widening to improve travel conditions and accessibility to a variety of transportation types. The purpose of the US 101/LOVR Interchange Improvements project is to maximize the efficiency of LOVR and the US 101/LOVR Interchange in order to improve functionality and accommodate the growing amount of traffic. LOVR serves as the only primary east/west corridor between South Higuera Street and the community of Los Osos.
MNS Transportation Division, Construction Management Team: Spotlight Project
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… ]
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.