Almond Grove Phase II, Town of Los Gatos

The Town of Los Gatos commissioned Wilsey Ham to reconstruct residential streets in their historic Almond Grove neighborhood. One of the primary goals of the project was to preserve the historic character of the neighborhood. As a result, the existing concrete streets were reconstructed using jointed plain concrete paving and only those portions of the existing sidewalks that were out of ADA compliance were replaced. The project included a thorough potholing program in order to understand existing utility depths. The project team then worked with utility providers to lower utilities where there was a risk of damage during roadway construction. This avoided any potential delays and disruption to residents during roadway construction. A complete bid package was prepared and the project came in under budget and on schedule.


  • 11,000 linear feet
  • Reconstruct eight residential streets


  • Design Services
  • Prepare Plans
  • Demolition Plans
  • Topographic Survey
  • Prepare 3D model of existing surface


Downtown Burlingame Avenue Area Water, Sewer, and Storm Drain Improvements (3 Phases), Burlingame, CA

Upgrading Downtown Burlingame’s existing utility infrastructure is one of Wilsey Ham’s distinguished public infrastructure projects.  One of the critical project goals was to ensure services to vital downtown businesses were not interrupted during hours of operation.  The project spanned more than nine city streets and has been ongoing for the past several years.


  • $5.9M construction cost throughout 3 phases of work
  • Water, Sewer and Storm Drain Improvements
  • Trenchless Technologies Employed


  • Topographic Surveys
  • Right-of-Way Engineering
  • Utility Location and Potholing
  • Preparation of Bid Documents
  • Construction Administration


Forbes Boulevard Bike Lane Improvements Project
City of South San Francisco, CA

Wilsey Ham designed this street improvement project on Forbes Boulevard, which is one of the main roadways to access the Genentech campus in the City of South San Francisco.  The existing configuration of two traffic lanes in each direction, separated by a landscaped median with street lighting, was reconfigured to remove one lane in each direction and incorporate a dedicated bicycle lane.  The landscaping and medians were rebuilt and new LED lighting fixtures were installed, as well as additional pedestrian safety features.


  • $3.2M construction cost
  • Street, Bike Lane, Landscape, Street Lighting and Storm Drain Improvements
  • Pedestrian Safety and Traffic Signal Improvements


  • Civil Engineering and Utility Design
  • Project Team and Utility Company Coordination
  • Preparation of Bid Documents
  • Construction Support and Administration

Almond Grove Phase