Moreno Valley Cactus Avenue and Nason Street Improvement Project

Sully-Miller Contracting Co. made a paper street in Moreno Valley a reality.  A “paper street” can occur when city planners lay-out dedicated streets that do not yet exist. In this case, a 0.75 mile segment of Nason Street from Delphinium Avenue to Iris Avenue was only a paper street causing severe congestion.

The missing segment was a crucial artery, which limited Nason Street’s north and south bound flow of traffic. The traffic overflow impacted parallel streets and State Route 60 connectors Perris Boulevard and Moreno Beach Drive during rush hour.

Sully-Miller constructed the new Nason Street arterial connector from Delphinium Avenue to Iris Avenue. The project included storm drain installation of reinforced concrete pipe as large as 108”. The pipe links to a storm drain structure, built by LNA Concrete Structures, Inc., designed to flow into an existing flood control channel. KEC Engineering constructed a concrete bridge to extend over the flood control channel giving commuters direct access to Iris Ave from Cactus Avenue.

Sully Miller installed the following:

• sewer
• storm drain
• domestic water & recycled water
• sidewalks
• curb & gutter
• landscaped medians

• hardscaped medians
• fencing
• LED street lights
• traffic signals
• fire hydrants
• Asphalt Rubber Hot Mix (ARHM)

Another aspect of the project included street widening. Sully-Miller widened Nason Street, Cactus Avenue, and Lasselle Street. Iris Ave underwent pavement rehabilitation. The entire project was paved with Asphalt Rubber Hot Mix (ARHM) supplied by Vulcan Materials.

On Cactus Avenue, A.D. Wilson constructed the electrical improvements made for Southern California Edison. The enhancements required over 31,000 lineal feet of electrical conduit that tied into 7 different vaults.

The completion of the project in May 2013 means traffic congestion and frustration will be relieved for the driving public, and in the long term, it will help to draw future development to the area.

Environmental mitigation and monitoring was included in the scope of the entire project by Sully-Miller Contracting Co.

This project was awarded 2013 Project of the Year from the Southern California Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA).

APWA is the professional association of Public Works leaders throughout the United State and Canada. The Southern California Chapters covers Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties and there are over 1,400 members in the Chapter. The purposes of the Chapters’ awards programs are to recognize public agencies for their outstanding projects and programs, and to share the wealth of good ideas.


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