Company:
Rancho Mission Viejo
Status:
Awarded
Awarded:
Community Improvement Project of the Year
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Rancho Mission Viejo Multipurpose Path

Project Location:

Ranho Mission Viejo from Esencia to Sendero

Project Description:

The Rancho Mission Viejo Multipurpose Path connecting Esencia to Sendero is a Class 1 bike trail, Neighborhood Electric Vehicle(NEV) pathway, pedestrian pathway and maintenance access route. The pathway is approximately 6,800’ long and varies in width from 20’ to 34’ wide depending on the type of use expected. The pathway utilized an existing maintenance pathway for its footprint and improved upon the pathway which included new pavement, striping, signage, water quality and fencing were appropriate. The pathway provides views to San Juan Creek and creates an off street pathway for pedestrians, NEVs and Bicyclists.

Project Justification:

The Rancho Mission Viejo Multipurpose Pathway upgraded an existing maintenance path to provide an off street pathway that had beneficial uses for pedistrians, bicyclists and NEVs. Throughout the design care was given to maintain the character of the surrounding area this can be seen in the landscaping at the entrances, the custom fabricated gates and the Natina coating applied to the fencing.
By utilizing the existing pathway the improvements were able to minimize disturbance to natural area. The existing pathway was utilized in the construction of the new road by pulverizing the existing roadway in-place and then treating the pulverized material with cement to create the subgrade. By using the existing pathway as subgrade the amount of new material required was reduced and therefore the amount trucking required, both for import and export was reduced.
Special attention was given to maintain access for the existing utility purveyors in the area and in areas where the utilities needed increased access a wider pathway was provided for the maintenance vehicles. 

Special Circumstances:

Huitt-Zollars and GMU Geotechnical worked together to minimize the impact of the project to the surrounding area by utilizing the existing materials and grades.
Coordination with SMWD and the County of Orange was required to work around existing facilities and access routes for maintenance requirements.

Project Attachments:

This trail provides benefits to the neighboring communities as well as residents of Orange County to provide an easily accessible off street bike path

Award Citation::

The Rancho Mission Viejo Multipurpose Path connecting Esencia to Sendero is a Class 1 bike trail, Neighborhood Electric Vehicle(NEV) pathway, pedestrian pathway and maintenance access route. The pathway is approximately 6,800’ long and varies in width from 20’ to 34’ wide depending on the type of use expected.

Suggested Award Summary:

The Rancho Mission Viejo Multipurpose Path connecting Esencia to Sendero is a Class 1 bike trail, Neighborhood Electric Vehicle(NEV) pathway, pedestrian pathway and maintenance access route. The pathway is approximately 6,800’ long and varies in width from 20’ to 34’ wide depending on the type of use expected. The pathway utilized an existing maintenance pathway for its footprint and improved upon the pathway which included new pavement, striping, signage, water quality and fencing were appropriate. The pathway provides views to San Juan Creek and creates an off street pathway for pedestrians, NEVs and Bicyclists.

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