I-405 Sepulveda Pass Widening

Category: Network Projects

Project Summary

2009 - 2014
This $721 million design-build project involves constructing one 10-mile high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane northbound on Interstate 405 from Interstate 10 to U.S.-101. The project will realign existing on and off ramps, reconstruct or modify 23 bridge and ramp structures, build approximately 18 miles of retaining walls, and perform road improvements on the adjacent city streets.

Kiewit oversaw demolition of the Mulholland Bridge, coined by the media as “Carmageddon” for its potential impacts to Los Angeles' heavily congested traffic corridor. The demolition was completed 17 hours ahead of schedule.

My Role

I held the I.T. Project Manager Role. I was in charge of setting up the network for the entire staff. This project had an IPO (Integrated Project Office), Segment 1 field office, Segment 2 field office, Segment 3 field office, equipment yard, legal office, and a utility office. At the peak, I managed 500 users. I was in charge of imaging, managing, and repairing all the staff's personal computers, smartphones, iPads, and other technology devices.

I designed, installed, and managed all the network routers, Layer 3 switches, wireless access points, and many other devices. I saved the company an estimated $250,000 in reoccurring internet charges. When designing the networks, I decided to use a wireless backhaul solution by Ceragon Networks. The main IPMO had an MPLS circuit and acted as the main hub. From this office, I shot the signal to the other offices listed above. For more details on the wireless backhaul solution please click on the link.

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