South Valencia Boulevard Sidewalk Project
The South Valencia project was initiated by the Dolores Huerta Foundation in an effort to construct ADA improvements on the southern portion of the City that would provide a safe pathway for pedestrians, and school children.
QK provided engineering design, utility coordination, land surveying, right of way, construction engineering, CEQA compliance, and biological services for the South Valencia Sidewalk Project along Valencia Boulevard from Bravo Avenue to Deltha Avenue. Street improvements included the design of one half-mile of the curb, gutter, and sidewalk, seven (7) ADA accessible (ADA compliant) pedestrian curb ramps, two cross gutters, asphaltic concrete, 50 drive approaches, and tie-ins to meet ADA standards, new storm drain system, and signing and pavement delineation modifications. Additionally, 22 palm trees lining S. Valencia Boulevard and a small grove of eight eucalyptus trees were removed.
QK biologists conducted bat roosting surveys and eagle/raptor nest surveys of the project site to determine whether any bat species were present within the disturbance area of the trees. A survey was also conducted for the presence of any existing active or inactive raptor nests that may be used during the 2017 nesting season. During construction, QK is providing staking and field observation services for the project.