More Than Just Another Routine Job

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1979, Vol. 49, Issue 6, Pg. 69-70

Document Type: Feature article


Split-second scheduling, attention to community needs and esthetics — all figures into the design and construction of the Mission Road highway-railroad grade separation in central Los Angeles. Mission Road, an important goods-and-people artery, was experiencing traffic tieups, a situation worsened by the heavily traveled rail line that intersected it at a crucial point. An important factor in this project (nominated for the 1979 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement) was the creation of a neighborhood park (El Parque de Mexico) that retained the ethnic flavor of the Mexican-American neighborhood. At $18,000,000, this was the largest and most involved single-street improvement in the city's history.

Subject Headings: Highway and road design | Highways and roads | Freight transportation | Residential location | Scheduling | Aesthetics | Infrastructure construction | Rail transportation | Los Angeles | California | United States | Mexico

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