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Valencia Road Box Culvert

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Replaced Failed Culvert with Concrete Box Culvert

For the County of Santa Cruz, the Joseph J. Albanese, Inc. team delivered multi-scope capabilities to successfully implement extensive emergency road repairs, including building a temporary bridge to facilitate traffic flow for residents and provide access to the elementary school. 

During Construction


Marlin Murray, Project Manager, JJA

“We worked with the County of Santa Cruz to create and implement a plan to replace the failed 10-foot CMP culvert with a reinforced concrete box culvert. We also installed a temporary bridge to enable traffic flow for residents and provide access to the local elementary school, allowing it to reopen.”

— Marlin Murray, 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.

Valencia Road
Aptos, California
County of Santa Cruz

Project: Emergency storm repairs to Valencia Road, including building a temporary bridge for traffic flow.




  • Demolition of storm-damaged road

  • Implementation of emergency creek bypass system

  • Implementation of 85-foot-deep excavation to replace 10-foot-diameter corrugated metal pipe

  • Accommodation for temporary relocation utilities 

  • Design and construction of shoring system to remove old drainage system and install reinforced concrete box culvert

  • Design and construction of temporary bridge to maintain public traffic during construction time

  • Constructed box culvert walls using shotcrete, which shortened the schedule by two weeks

  • Facilitation of smooth communication with the county, residents and school

  • Implementation of all types of concrete work, including structural concrete, site concrete, shotcrete and concrete pumping as well as sawcutting and core drilling

  • Grading and paving for the finished road

  • Virtual construction that included GPS for accurate implementation



  • Provided emergency repair to road caused by storm damage

  • Built high-water emergency bypass system to eliminate flooding

  • Excavated 50-foot-deep shored excavation to build new concrete box culvert 

  • Built 120-foot bridge to allow traffic flow for residents and school attendees


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

Valencia Road, Aptos CA

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