Landslide crew’s Web site appears to be crumbling, too

In February, Caltrans hired Autobahn Construction, Inc. to repair a collapsed hillside that forced the closure of a portion of the 10/57 Freeway interchange in San Dimas.

Now, some two months and $3.25 million later, the “repaired” hillside has again collapsed, leaving commuters and taxpayers wondering if we got what we paid for.

The first bit of research into Autobahn Construction isn’t reassuring. Let’s hope the company did a better job rebuilding the hillside than it did building it’s Web site.

The Web site appears to be in as much disarray as the crumbling San Dimas hillside.

It features the company’s name, logo, address and a few photos of enthusiastic workers. But the rest is gobbledygook and generic filler text. It looks like someone quit in the middle of the job.

Yikes!

One would think a $3.25 million government contract would buy something a little better.

Caltrans has yet to identify why the hillside collapsed for a second time. It’s entirely possible the new slide is absolutely no fault whatsoever of Autobahn.

But the company’s online presence certainly could do more to inspire public confidence in its work.

  • Vince Perez

    I wondered about that contractor too. What kind of name is Autobahn for a major civil engineering construction firm in California? It has the feel of a name hurriedly chosen by a foreign-born person or an inexperienced person thinking it sounded “cool.” Anyone in So. Cal knows that our freeways are anything but “autobahns”. If you want to look into another major civil contracting debacle look no further than Hacienda Blvd. in La Puente where another unqualified low-bidder contractor has apparently fled the scene leaving collapsing trench work and a permanently closed lane. Awesome work! Go LP!

  • Efficient

    A couple of month ago a high official of Caltrans wrote in SGV Tribune about all the greatness of Caltrans. Most people laughed at the letter. This, once again, shows why.