This $13.6 million project will provide better access from SR 60 to the community of Starlight’s popular attractions as well as a safer, more efficient route for truck traffic through the County’s rolling terrain. Lochmueller’s construction engineers began by reviewing the plans to suggest cost-saving alternatives. Lochmueller is now overseeing construction of the 2-mile road that requires a significant amount of blasting through bedrock. Given the steep grades, careful attention is being paid to the proper placement of excavated soil and rock for embankments. Ongoing monitoring of temporary and permanent erosion control measures was key to protecting environmentally sensitive resources nearby.