Steeter Ave. is on schedule to open to the public, HLE has been working hard and diligently to make this happen for the public and meet our expectations with the City. Streeter Ave, in Riverside, will be vastly different than it was before…safer, brighter and much less congestion during school hours for all the residents and public. HLE employees did an awesome and safe job!
High-Light Electric is excited to announce their featured article in the 2014 Summer Edition of U.S. Builders Review. U.S. Builders Review is a “nationally recognized trade publication read by a targeted audience of general contractors, developers and other leaders in the construction industry.” Their articles feature the fastest-growing companies in the construction industry. Therefore, HLE is very honored by the publication of this article.
In the article, HLE is described as a “full service contracting firm with electric roots”. It discusses their history, services, most exciting projects, and business connections and does a fantastic job highlighting the work ethic and integrity of HLE. To read the full article, go to the current edition of U.S. Builders Review. Their article can be found on page 87.
With an increase in I-5 traffic due to the nearby airport and construction on the Empire Center, road improvements are necessary. Overall, the improvements are expected to relieve congestion, improve traffic flow, and improve the access to Bob Hope Airport and shopping centers.
The project will make the following improvements:
- The construction of an HOV lane between Magnolia Blvd. and Buena Vista St.
- The construction of an interchange at I-5 and Empire Ave.
- The elevation of the railroad at Buena Vista St. and San Fernando Blvd. to eliminate the street-level crossing.
- The realignment and elevation of of the railroad adjacent to Empire Ave.
- The reconstruction of the Burbank Blvd. overcrossing to widen the structure and realign the on- and off- ramps.
- The improvement of the San Fernando Blvd./Victory place and Lincoln St. intersection.
The $355 million dollar project is expected to be completed in 2017. For continued updates, go to the California Department of Transportation District 7 website.
High-Light Electric is pleased to announce their move to a new location! The 4000-square foot new building is just around the corner from their previous Jurupa location and accommodates their need for a larger office space and better phone network. This will allow for continued growth and efficiency. The new address is:
6942 Ed Perkic St.
Riverside, CA 92504
Please feel free to stop by and see the new location!
High-Light Electric began work on the Van Buren Boulevard intersection in the summer of 2012 in order to accommodate a traffic increase and allow for future growth. The modifications include:
- A new Eastbound to Northbound entrance ramp.
- The realignment and widening of the boulevard
- Replacement of the bridges over the railroad and highway
- Minor realignment of Southbound I-215
- The addition of traffic signals
- Auxiliary lanes between Van Buren Boulevard and Cactus Avenue
- Acceleration/deceleration lanes south of the boulevard
- Various aesthetic changes
The modifications are set to be completed next month so keep an eye out for the changes! To find out more information and see updates, go to the Riverside County Transportation Department website.
High-Light Electric began work on the Iowa Avenue paving project in October 2012 with an expected completion date of December 6, 2013. Now, the new Iowa Avenue Overpass has been paved, and a lot of the local streets in Highgrove have been patched after the street surfaces were torn up for water line installation. The pavement improvements will help open up a much-needed flow of traffic between Riverside and San Bernardino.
HLE’s work on this project was mentioned in Highgrove Happenings, a local paper in Riverside, California. Go to Highgrove Happening’s December edition to read the full article.
Below is a slider with some photos of the project. Keep checking back for more updates and pictures!
Last weekend, HLE’s staff went on a company rewards trip to Las Vegas, NV for some fun, relaxation and bonding. They got the chance to spend a weekend away with their wives without their children and were selected for the trip based on their performance and hard work.
The group stayed at the Westin Hotel, which is one block away from the Las Vegas strip and includes a casino and spa. They received spending money to use during their stay and enjoyed a dinner at Pampas Brazilian Steakhouse.
One of the trip highlights was The Variety Show, which they saw at Planet Hollywood, one of the premier Las Vegas hotels. The show involved the most astounding acts from around the world, with magic, special effects, death-defying stunts and comedy. Below is a video from one of the shows:
High-Light Electric, Inc. is so thankful for the hard work and fantastic performance of all of their staff and looks forward to more fun trips like this one in the future!
HLE is currently working on the Perris Valley Line Extension Project, which is a 24-mile extension of the Metrolink 91 Line, which provides service from Riverside to Los Angeles, California. The line is currently one of the most heavily traveled and congested freeways in the region.
The new extension will operate through three cities – Riverside, Moreno Valley and Perris) and will bring commuter rail services to major employment areas. It will eliminate thousands of vehicle trips per day on the freeways and provide a safe alternative to commuters.
The construction is expected to be completed by 2014. Keep an eye out for more updates, and find out more information at the Riverside County Transportation Commission website.
HLE is working on the Laurel Street grade separation in order to separate vehicles and pedestrians from rail traffic. Nearly 90 trains pass over Laurel Street on a daily basis, resulting in a total “gate down” time of over 4 hours. In addition, the grade separation will greatly reduce noise impacts to nearby properties by eliminating the need for trains to blow their horns as they cross over Laurel Street.
Laurel Street will be depressed under 6 railroad tracks, 8th Street will be re-designed to end in a cul-de-sac because of the elevation change, and local street improvements will be made to maintain access to businesses, construction of retaining walls, utility relocations, drainage improvements and landscaping.
Construction began in early 2013 and is expected to last 18 months. Keep watching for more updates and go to the grade separation website for more information.
Saturday morning, a tanker filled with 7500 gallons of gasoline crashed on the 5 and 2 freeway interchange in Los Angeles. Damage was caused to the I-5 Freeway bridge due to the intense heat from the fire. Several long-term closures have been made, rerouting traffic and slowing down drivers on nearby roads.
HLE is contracting with Caltrans to make the freeway drivable again. They are working 24 hours a day to complete the repairs in the next 55 days. Stay tuned for more updates from the project! You can also find out more information at Southern California Public Radio’s website.
Below is a video of the fire:
HLE has completed a lot of work on this project since this was originally posted. Flip through the slider below to see some photos of the work.
As of Friday, the connector tunnel has now been reopened, with some impressive improvements. New concrete and metal beam guardrails were added, along with LED lights that adjust based on the time of day and anti-graffiti coating. Now, thanks to HLE and the others that played a part in this project, the bridge is better off than it was before the fire. You can read more at the website of CBS Los Angeles.
The slider above has some pictures of the final, completed project.