as civil engineering subconsultant during design development.
The project relocated a portion of the Saratoga Creek channel
and converted it to an unlined trapezoidal channel.
A series of
retaining walls were constructed along the top of bank due to
restricted space. Walls included reinforced concrete facing
supported by steel wide-flange sections encased in concrete in
drilled holes. Trail
construction considered an existing 60" water main. Design
also accounted for trail use as a maintenance road for Santa
Clara Valley Water District.
Hydraulic backwater analyses
using HEC-RAS were
performed to assess project impacts on Saratoga Creek.
completed project included a
70-foot long pedestrian bridge, trail-side resting areas,
mitigation planting, irrigation, and on-street bicycle lanes
along Bollinger Road, Johnson Avenue, and Prospect Road.