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Glenwood Drive

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Emergency Storm Repairs for a Local Santa Cruz Mountain Road

When a huge sinkhole appeared in a main access road to Scotts Valley, the County of Santa Cruz hired our team to do an emergency repair of the road, provide shoring of the hillside and construct a reinforced concrete culvert to prevent future damage and flooding.

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Melinda Berge, Senior Project Manager

Despite ongoing storm conditions, our team was devoted to quickly and safely repairing Glenwood Drive to reopen the road for local residents. Even during one of the rainiest seasons in recent history, we were dedicated to getting the job done safely and on time.

— Melinda Berge, Senior Project Manager, Joseph J. Albanese, Inc.

At Joseph J. Albanese, Inc., we are committed to getting the job done safely with relentless and deliberate execution. Our team is devoted to bringing the highest level of quality to every project we do for our clients.

Glenwood Drive, Public Works Project
Santa Cruz Mountains

Client: County of Santa Cruz 






  • Provided emergency repair to storm-damaged road with giant, growing sinkhole 

  • Delivered prompt response to implement road closure to ensure public safety

  • Constructed temporary access road to maintain traffic for local residents 

  • Demolished the storm-damaged road and constructed shoring system

  • Built high-water emergency bypass system to eliminate flooding

  • Executed an emergency creek bypass system

  • Implemented a 25-foot-deep shored excavation 

  • Installed reinforced concrete box culvert to replace circa 1908 8-foot-diameter unreinforced concrete culvert

  • Implemented measures to safeguard protected tree species during construction

  • Facilitated smooth communication with the county and local residents

Our Advantage for Public Works Projects:


  • We can function as your prime contractor or subcontractor

  • We are a one-stop-shop of multiple capabilities from a single source

  • We have the skilled manpower to get big jobs done

  • We own our own equipment and use the right equipment for the job

  • We are technologically advanced, both in the office and in the field

  • We get it done safely, on time and on budget 



Glenwood Drive, Public Works Project

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