Devore Interchange Project Wins Multiple Awards

Devore, CA - The I-15/I-215 Interchange Improvement (Devore) design-build project has received multiple awards over the past four years in testament to excellent design, collaboration, and construction execution. The $229 million project—in Devore, a community just north of San Bernardino, CA—transformed one of the worst grade-related bottlenecks in the country. It improved safety and reduced traffic congestion by adding one new lane and two miles of truck bypass lanes in each direction, building a new I-15 mainline northbound connector to restore route continuity, and reducing operational deficiencies and functional problems related to weaving trucks.

This project was one of ten state-administered design-build pilot projects and was the epitome of design-build done right. John Bulinski, California Department of Transportation District 8 Director stated:“The Devore interchange was one of the most successful design-build projects of Caltrans’ 10 pilot projects using this delivery method. The efforts of general contractor Atkinson Contractors LP “helped save a year over schedule, provided additional value over the base design for no additional budget, and provided a model partnership between SBCTA (San Bernardino County Transportation Authority), Caltrans, and the design-build contractor.”

Awards won to date include:

  • 2017 ENR Best Project in Highways and Bridges, ENR Southern California
  • 2017 AGC Build America Award - Merit Winner, AGC of America
  • 2017 Excellence in Partnering "Best in Class" Gold Award, Caltrans
  • 2015 Roadways and Highways Project of the Year, American Society of Civil Engineers
  • 2014 Partnering Success in Motion Award - Gold Level, Caltrans