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American Public Works Association (APWA) Project of the Year 2013 - BEST Award


Replacement of Jessen Drive Bridge Over Earle Canyon
The new bridge replaces a 1930s-era span at the foot of Earl Canyon on Jessen Drive that failed to meet Caltrans safety standards. Jessen is the main route to Palm Crest Elementary School for parents and students who live west of Palm Drive.The 41-foot, two-lane, reinforced concrete bridge is larger than its predecessor, including two shoulders and a sidewalk on its western side. The new bridge will be able to handle vehicles of any weight.


American Public Works Association (APWA) Project of the Year 2013 - BEST Award


Anaheim Convention Center Grand Plaza
The Anaheim Convention Center Grand Plaza was transformed from a busy vehicular roadway into a 100,000 SF pedestrian-friendly outdoor area utilized year-round for a variety of events. While the Plaza provided space for the high pedestrian demand, the traffic circle and entrances to the hotels maintained the vehicular access. The Plaza includes a cohesive landscaping, a “river of lights” utilizing DMX control technology, 48-foot lighted entry monument, and three symbolic water features beautifying the Convention Center.

2012 Green School/Green Government Award - USGBC Local Chapter & 2012 Silver Award for Excellence - Station Style Design Awards


City of Los Angeles Fire Station Number 82
KOA provided engineering services for the construction of a new regional fire station facility located on the northeast corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Van Ness Avenue intersection, in the City of Los Angeles. KOA was the project civil engineer and provided engineering design for both on-site and off-site improvements. The on-site improvement design included preparation of grading, utility layout, drainage and erosion sediment control plans. The off-site improvement design included preparation of street improvement, traffic signal modification, signing & striping modification and street lighting modification plans to satisfy the City's requirement for the project.


American Public Works Association (APWA) Project of the Year 2012 - BEST Award


KOA Corporation developed the Sign inventory GIS Database and Management Tool for the Port of Long Beach Engineering and Maintenance Divisions which established two-way Communication through Central GIS Database for Sign Maintenance and Update Activities. All Traffic Signs were updated with a Barcode or UID.


APWA 2011 Project of the Year: Broadway & Third Street Seperated Bikeways (Cycle Track)


The physically protected bikeway, the first to be installed west of New York City, shifts parking away from the curb line and provides a bikeway located between parked vehicles and the left-side curb. Special left-turn traffic signals are provided to reduce conflicts between left turn vehicles and the bikeway and adjacent crosswalk. These bike lanes have improved the quality of life for residents, business owners, and cycling tourists by making the cycling experience in downtown Long Beach safer, more easily navigable, and quieter, thus providing for a more worry-free and relaxing ride. By encouraging locals and visitors to use bikes around downtown, this system not only reduces automobile congestion, but it also helps reduce emissions.


McGraw-Hill / ENR California Project of the Year 2011 - Transportation


KOA provided civil and traffic engineering and design services, and construction support services for the Long Beach Transit Mall project. This project completely reconstructed sidewalks and bus stations on First Street from Long Beach Boulevard to Pine Avenue. Subsequently the project was extended to Pacific Avenue in cooperation with the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency. This landmark project includes state of the art post-tensioned fabric bus shelter structures, contemporary art features, "living area" pedestrian furniture and amenities, full ADA compliance, and landscape and irrigation improvements.


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