The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District serves as the design and construction agent for the Army Reserve ensuring they have the necessary training facilities across the United States and Katie Newton, public affairs Puerto Rico. Constructing a new Military Equipment Parking Area in Barstow, California, was one of those recent tasks completed by the district in support of the U.S. Army Reserve 63rd Readiness Division.
“This was a successful project,” said Mike Higgins, project manager for the Louisville District. “The project was awarded to an 8A small business and was completed on time and did not have any cost growth.”
Construction began one year prior and was completed in May 2018 by Martin Brothers Construction Inc., allowing the Corps to turn it over to the 63rd Readiness Division a few weeks ahead of schedule.
The project included the construction of an approximately 27-acre gravel equipment storage area, which required resurfacing of the parking area and the installation of fencing with gates and 68 poles with solarpowered security lights.
“Our field construction team based out of Los Angeles District were very engaged and did a great job with quality assurance on site,” said Higgins. “Our entire project team was very engaged throughout the process and the strong communication between team members helped to ensure this project’s success.”