Past Performance - Heavy Civil

Montezuma Pass Parking Area Rehabilitation

Project Description

Montezuma Pass Scenic Overlook is the main visitor use area of Coronado National Memorial. The overlook offers views of Montezuma Canyon and the San Pedro River Valley where Francisco Coronado traveled his historic journey of the southwestern US. WPC was contracted to design and build the project to correct a number of deficiencies and create an overall pleasing appearance for this historic site. The parking area had a wood rail fence to prevent vehicles from rolling off the lot and down a steep hill, however, there was no accessible trail to the shade structures. The existing curbing was deteriorating and the existing railing around the shade shelter did not meet current standards was constructed of two different materials. The parking area had a comfort station that was built in 1959 and was grossly inadequate for the site. The existing composting toilet sits on the side of the mountain where the staff had to take a steep trail to access the maintenance area of the toilet. There are no utilities at the site and 4-wheel drive vehicles are occasionally required to get to the site. WPC replaced 685 feet of wood perimeter fence with metal barricade fencing, approximately 850 feet of curbing, and repaired the asphalt as needed in association with the curbing replacement. We also replaced the fencing around the ramada area with metal barricade railing, constructed of an ADA accessible trail to the shade shelters and installed a premanufactured vault dual-comfort station at Montezuma Pass. Blasting was required for the installation of the vault toilet.

Scope of Work

  • Construction of concrete post and rail guard
  • Repair of deteriorating areas of the parking lot
  • Re-striping including accessible spaces
  • Installation of curb stops in the parking area
  • Landscaping
  • Relocation of the comfort station

Project Challenges

  • Managed multiple suppliers, vendors and subcontractors
  • Effectively managed on-site personnel meeting high quality and safety standards along with effective tenant relations
  • Simultaneous management of multiple phases with multiple disciplines and schedules
  • Specific environmental and sustainability requirements
  • Ground disturbances and site management was carefully controlled to prevent undue damage to vegetation, soils, and archaeological resources and to minimize air, water, soil and noise pollution.
  • Ensuring visitor public safety during construction


Hereford, AZ



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