The City of Grass Valley in partnership with Nevada County Transportation Commission and Caltrans awarded McGuire and Hester the contract to construct the Dorsey Drive Interchange in the amount of $15,191,874. The project converted the existing Dorsey Drive overcrossing of state route 20/49 to a diamond interchange that now allows access to the Golden Center Freeway in Grass Valley. Dorsey Drive Interchange also improves access to Nevada County Sierra Community College, Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, as well as provides improved traffic flow at the adjacent two interchanges. Major components of the Dorsey Drive Interchange project consisted of: widening Dorsey Drive overcrossing from two to three lanes; construction of on-and-off ramps to SR 20/49; adding auxiliary lanes on SR 20/49 freeway from Dorsey Drive to the Idaho-Maryland Road exit and north to the Brunswick Road Interchange; widening Dorsey Drive to East Main Street and to Pampas Drive with improvements for pedestrians and bicyclists; modification of a portion of Joerschke Drive to a one-direction off ramp for southbound SR 20/49 traffic.
What makes it interesting?
The project was one of the largest public works projects in Grass Valley’s history. The project was in the design/planning/funding stages for over 20 years and we broke ground soon after the contract was executed and all work was completed on-time in November 2014.
How HCSS Software assisted with this project
McGuire and Hester utilizes HeavyBid, HeavyJob, and The Dispatcher on all of our projects. We find it to be the most comprehensive solution to our project needs, especially a project that was as complex as the Dorsey Drive Interchange project.