What We’ve Done

We make bold decisions.
Innovation through evolution.

Friant Water Authority (FWA) Friant-Kern Canal Subsidence Correction Project

The project will involve both canal section rehabilitation and modification; and construction of a parallel canal throughout a 33-mile long portion of the existing canal, focusing on the areas most impacted most by subsidence.

What Inspired Us:
Enabling the safe delivery of high-quality, dependable water to agricultural land, farms, and the communities that feed the country.  

Dates of Service: 2019 – Present

Southern California Edison Company (SCE) Valley South Subtransmission Project

This 15-mile project includes the modification and upgrade of the existing Valley Substation, sub-transmission poles and overhead lines, distribution, and telecommunication facilities including 12-miles of new overhead sub-transmission lines in southwestern Riverside County. For this project, BRI is providing appraisal and acquisition services for 90+ parcels required to construct from public agencies and private property owners.

What Inspired Us:
As agents working on the front line of some of the Northern California fire damage, it’s so important to us that these utilities be upgraded appropriately and made as safe as possible for the communities they serve.

Dates of Service: 2018 – Present

City of Manteca SR 120
McKinley Avenue Interchange Project

The project is a partial cloverleaf interchange within the jurisdictional limits of both the City of Manteca and San Joaquin County. BRI is providing right of way services for the 28 impacted parcels, including relocation services for 11 residential households and one business, a veterinary office.

What Inspired Us:
BRI has always been passionate about understanding the needs of the agricultural community and we are excited to see this project move forward, as it will allow for a freer movement of goods and help them get their products to market more efficiently.

Dates of Service: 2013 – Present

San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) Company Cleveland National Forest Utility Upgrade Project

This project plans to replace and upgrade existing 69kV and 12kV electrical facilities within the Cleveland National Forest and adjoining private property in eastern San Diego County. BRI is acquiring permanent and temporary easements from 220 parcels on eight 69kV transmission lines and 82 parcels on eight 12kV distribution circuits.

What Inspired Us:
The new weatherized steel poles closely resemble wood poles to better blend into the surrounding areas, but they are stronger and more fire-resistant.

Dates of Service: 2017 – Present

Delta Conveyance Design and Construction Authority State Water Project

The project will construct one or two large, four-story tall tunnels to carry freshwater from the Sacramento River under the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta toward southern intake stations. This is the largest water project in the state and the construction and operation of the project will depend on the acquisition of land rights for permanent and temporary use from up to 300 properties.

What Inspired Us:
To establish a stronger water delivery infrastructure for California and the 25 million people depending on clean water.

Dates of Service: 2019 – Present

San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project 

BRI provides On-Call right of way services as needed. BRI currently has 7 project task orders open with SANDAG, the largest of which is for the Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project, which is an 11-mile extension of the existing San Diego Trolley from north of the Old Town Transit Center to University City. Participation in this project has enhanced the opportunities to work with multiple agencies in the Region. This project is currently under construction and is the largest infrastructure project in Southern California.

What Inspired Us:
Transportation models indicate that the new trolley service will attract 20,000 new transit riders a day and is a step toward a cleaner, greener world.  

Dates of Service: 2010 – Present

Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) South of Palermo Reinforcement 115kV (SOP) Project

The project is designed to provide line capacity and structure upgrades to the existing power transmission system, involving a total of seven (7) circuits over three (3) construction phases, spanning approximately 60 miles. Negotiations with the property owners have also included any vegetation removal, encroachment removals, and any access or gravel requirements necessary for the project.

What Inspired Us:
Rural utility customers have suffered significantly under the current system of blackouts—they are the first off, and last on. We want to get these lines upgraded and safe as quickly as possible to help lessen their burden. 

Dates of Service: 2018 – Present

City of Ontario Mountain Avenue and Holt Boulevard Intersection Widening Project

BRI is providing right of way project management, appraisals, acquisition, and condemnation support for this project to widen the approaches of the intersection of Mountain Avenue and Holt Boulevard in Ontario, California. One of the most interesting aspects of this project was evaluating the frontage impacts to improved commercial properties.

What Inspired Us:
Ontario is an area in transition in terms of development. We were inspired by the opportunity to make way for better BRT access, which will allow the area to continue its revitalization. 

Dates of Service: 2016 – Present

Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) Routine and Enhanced Vegetation Maintenance Projects

As an additional precautionary measure following the 2017 and 2018 wildfires, PG&E enhanced and expanded its safety measures with this project. To date, BRI has completed more than 3,446 Tier 3 Fire Zone land rights determinations and was an integral part of assisting PG&E in meeting their compliance goals.

What Inspired Us:
The opportunity to help unite PG&E and their utility customers, specifically those grappling with the aftermath of the loss of life and property.

Dates of Service: 2018 – Present

Caltrain Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project

This project includes the installation of an advanced signal system and the electrification of the rail line meeting current and future transportation demand between San Jose and San Francisco, modernizing the Caltrain service. BRI has provided full-service right of way support beginning with the Real Estate Acquisition Management Plan and continuing through appraisal and acquisition services, all under FTA guidelines.

What Inspired Us:
We are always excited about the opportunity to make mass transit in urban communities more sustainable and appealing to the population at large. If Caltrain becomes more user-friendly in terms of on-time arrivals and general reliability, more people will continue to ride the rails, reducing our carbon footprint and freeway congestion.

Dates of Service: 2015 – Present