For this $8-million project, crews relined two sets of aging tunnels along Kanan Road, a rugged and mountainous connection between the 101 Freeway and Pacific Coast Highway. Workers used a novel method to install 1.3 million pounds of new steel liner. Large sections, or ribs, were prefabricated outside the tunnel and then picked up and transported using a custom-fabricated forklift attachment. The forklift then hoisted the ribs into place atop an existing retaining wall. Contractors also blasted paint from and repainted 60,000 square-feet of existing tunnel liner and installed 80,000 square-feet of waterproofing on the tunnel ceilings. Crews placed 4,300 cubic yards of 2,000-psi backfill concrete to fill the space behind the newly erected tunnel liner by using inflatable bulkheads to minimize labor.
Project was awarded the Small Project, Award of Merit by ENR California (2014)