RICK provided engineering design and construction administration for San Diego Unified Port District’s “H” Street Extension project. The “H” Street Extension project extended a four-lane arterial roadway, approximately 1400′, from the terminus. The project required a multi-discipline project approach as it consisted of grading, drainage, landscape, water quality management, landscape and street improvement specialties.
The “H” Street Extension project required true engineering and design ingenuity – the RICK design team devised a solution to avoid environmental impacts (interlocking water-tight sheet piles into an underlying clay zone to cut off water migration towards the trenching and limit the contractor’s dewatering volume and duration to minimal practical levels).
Lastly, the narrow and sloping nature of Marina Parkway presented a unique opportunity that required the bioretention areas to be designed as terraces, to create flat bottoms, while the curb and sidewalk followed the slope of the street. The aforementioned design approach to bioretention is the first of its kind for the Port of San Diego!
RICK’s “H” Street Extension project awards: