MARLTON, N.J. and IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 15, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hill International (NYSE:HIL), the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today that HDR Engineering, Inc., in association with Hill, received a contract from the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) to provide construction management services in connection with the $55.6 million Sand Canyon Avenue railroad grade separation project in Irvine, California. Hill's three-year subcontract to HDR has an estimated value of approximately $2.1 million.
The Sand Canyon Avenue undercrossing will be constructed between Interstate 5 and Oak Canyon/Laguna Canyon Road. A railroad bridge to accommodate two existing Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad tracks and a future third track will be built, while Sand Canyon Avenue will be realigned, depressed and reconstructed northwesterly to accommodate six lanes of traffic.
"We are extremely excited to be part of this project," said Michael B. Smith, Hill's Senior Vice President and Western Regional Manager. "Once complete, it will have a major impact on improving congestion in this highly-traveled area," Smith added.
HDR is an employee-owned architectural, engineering and consulting firm with more than 7,800 professionals in 185 locations worldwide. All of them are committed to helping clients manage complex projects and make sound decisions. HDR is ranked No. 11 overall in the Engineering News-Record Top 500 Design Firms survey for 2010 and No. 8 in transportation. For more information on HDR, please visit their website at .
Hill International, with 2,600 employees in 90 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management and construction claims and consulting services. Engineering News-Record magazine recently ranked Hill as the 8th largest construction management firm in the United States. For more information on Hill, please visit our website at .
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