Multiple Award Winner! This project earned the 2009 Project of the Year Award from the Shasta Cascade Branch of the Sacramento Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) and the APWA Sacramento Chapter.
The Annie’s Glen Bikeway project is a $1.2 million Class I bicycle/pedestrian path located near the center of Bidwell Park and downtown Chico. The pathway is designated a “Safe Routes to School” project, enabling and encouraging children to safely walk and bike to school. The Annie’s Glen project site is in the heart of Bidwell Park (one of the nation’s largest municipal parks) and is bisected by Big Chico Creek and a major arterial roadway. This project involved coordination of several stakeholders to close a four-lane roadway to install the box culvert utilized for the bike and pedestrian undercrossing over a 48-hour period. Lumos provided surveying, geotechnical, engineering, and construction services to streamline the project and limit issues during the construction and road closure. When it was discovered the box culvert shipped to the site was slightly taller than specified, our engineer made field adjustments to the design to keep construction on schedule and completed within the 48-hour window. The project also had a major undercrossing, which involved a pedestrian bridge spanning Big Chico Creek. Lumos was able to limit environmental concerns by designing this bridge with a longer span. This project not only met the needs of area schools by providing a safe crossing at a major roadway and stream, but also has enhanced recreational opportunities for all citizens. The project consisted of a paved bicycle/ pedestrian path, a 100’ long 10’ high by 12’ wide precast reinforced concrete box culvert undercrossing, and a nearly 100’ long by 12’ wide prefabricated steel bridge. Along with the design, Lumos provided topographic surveying, geotechnical investigation, utility potholing, construction documents, and construction services for this project.