Mr. Ciacchella has over 27 years of civil engineering experience, primarily administering and managing multi-million-dollar freeway and roadway construction projects in Southern California. While at Caltrans, he worked through the ranks, from inspector, to Resident Engineer and Construction Engineer. He later joined the City of Riverside, where as a Principal Level Engineer he managed the City’s Public Works Construction Program, which in 2006 had a budget of $100 million. Over the years, Mr. Ciacchella has managed high profile projects during construction, such as the State Route 91 widening project in Riverside, the SR-91/SR-71 Improvement project, as well as the construction oversight of several major Interchanges on I-15 in the cities of Temecula, Murrieta, and Corona. Most recently, he has been involved as Project Manager for Caltrans on two major widening projects on SR-91 and I-15, each with capital costs exceeding the billion-dollar mark.
SR-91 Corridor Improvement Project (CIP), Caltrans EA OF540. Project Manager: As the Caltrans lead and single focal point, Mr. Ciacchella was responsible for the full oversight of Caltrans review and approval of all project deliverables, under an accelerated schedule. He is working in conjunction with the RCTC Project Manager, the Design Project Manager, and the Caltrans team, to ensure the delivery of this project on schedule, and within cost. The project is currently in the final stages of the PA&ED phase, and in the middle of the Design-Build procurement phase.
SR-91/SR-71 Interchange Project, Caltrans EA OF541. Project Manager: The scope includes construction of a new East SR-91 to North SR-71 Connector, a new collector-distributor road, and other improvements. He is working closely with RCTC (project sponsor), and FHWA to deliver project. He completed project approval/environmental document (PA&ED phase). This project is currently in the design PS&E phase.
I-15 Corridor Improvement Project (CIP), Caltrans EA OJ080. Project Manager: As the Caltrans lead and single focal point, he was responsible for the full oversight of Caltrans review and approval of all project deliverables. He is working in conjunction with the RCTC Project Manager, the Design Project Manager, and the Caltrans team, to ensure the delivery of this project on schedule, and within cost. The project is currently in the PA&ED phase.
Excess Lands Contract for Delivery, Caltrans EA OR002. Project Manager: Mr. Ciacchella managed the District’s Excess Lands contract for delivery FY 07/08 through RY 09/10. The work included leading a team of District staff from various functional units to fulfill the District Director’s commitment to the Caltrans Director to transfer a list of excess parcels identified as critical within the fiscal year. He received an award from HQ for 100% delivery.
I-15 Rehabilitation Project, Caltrans EA 44830, Corona, California. Project Manager: This project will rehabilitate 5 miles of asphalt pavement on I-15, south of SR-91. The project will complete PS&E phase in May. Mr. Ciacchella completed LCCA and materials report which required a deflection study. There was also the need to complete a geotechnical study and special drainage design to address accumulation of water under the road.
Columbia Avenue Grade Separation, Riverside, California. Project Manager: Mr. Ciacchella conducted weekly progress meetings to address the status of the project and project issues. Duties of this position include preparing and distributing agendas, minutes, and issues list. He received all contractor correspondence and prepared all transmit responses, coordinating with applicable parties, as required. Additionally, Mr. Ciacchella tracked and documented project Requests For Information (RFI) and responses. He provided the City with weekly and monthly budget, schedule and progress reports.
Caltrans State Route 91 Auxiliary Lanes and Freeway Widening, in the City of Riverside, California. Construction Engineer: This project consisted of freeway widening, construction of 7 auxiliary lanes and retaining walls, and reconstruction of a bridge over-crossing. As the Caltrans Construction Engineer, Mr. Ciacchella was responsible for the construction management and administration of the project, analyzing contractor CPM schedules, reviewing and negotiating change orders, coordinating inspection and materials testing, managing project documentation, leading weekly progress meetings, coordinating utility work, participating in public outreach team, and leading the traffic handling team. Dan and his staff worked closely with the contractor, utilities, and City Departments, to successfully manage this complex project. The project received recognition from the City’s Chamber of Commerce, the City of Riverside, and the Caltrans Director.