College of Architecture and Environmental Design
Construction Management Department
BS in Construction Management
This paper describes the impediments of initiating construction of a local tunnel underneath the railroad tracks approximately 50 yards South-West of the Foothill Blvd and California Blvd intersection. This tunnel is used by hundreds of students every day and acts as the primary route for these students to get to and from the Cal Poly campus. This tunnel has no lighting, is constantly flooded with water, and has multiple safety hazards. The author discusses the feasibility of starting construction to make this pathway a safe accessible route for all students. Throughout the paper, the author introduces the multiple parties with ownership and/or rights over the pathway and the feasibility of getting these parties to cooperate to acquire permits and eventually improve the tunnel construction. This paper is broken up into three components, the legal issues, the physical development issues and the perception issues.