Westminster Gate Redesign at the Naval Weapons Station, Seal Beach, California



U.S. Naval Weapons Station


Project Management, Civil Engineering Mechanical & Electrical Engineering, Construction Cost Estimating, Paving/Repairing, Specifications, Surveying, Subsurface Investigations.

As prime consultant, DRC repaired and upgraded the Westminster Avenue truck entrance at the Naval Weapons Station in Seal Beach, CA. DRC prepared construction documents, plans, specifications for civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering, topographic surveys, field and subsurface investigations, cost estimates, and CAD drawings. This project involved designing and building a wider truck entrance at the Westminster gate. DRC’s design relocated the guard house and traffic signals; enlarged the turning radius for trucks; and moved all appurtenances, including striping, signing, new gates, and fencing. Inside the fenced parking area, DRC’s design included paving, repairs, and the capacity to expand the truck parking lot, requiring proper drainage and a means to separate or filter contaminates from runoff before flowing into the storm drain system. DRC also designed several new traffic lanes that required relocating power poles and removing railroad tracks to make possible a new truck inspection area near the guard booth; relocating a bus stop; installing new sidewalks, new crosswalks, and pedestrian heads to the existing signal lights and an eight-inch curb and two-foot gutter with a handicap ramp at the northeast and northwest corners.