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Pre-cut sections of HDPE machined Snap-Tite pipe were delivered to worksite, snapped together and pushed through the length of the host pipe. 

The Yuma District of the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) encompasses a large area of Arizona, bordered by California on the west and Mexico to the south. The district maintains more than 3,000 total miles of highway and interstate, and its plan to widen several highways within the...

Deck removal totalled more than 22,000 linear ft of cut reinforced concrete.

PANAMAX-sized ships are one of the ways goods from across the world are transported to consumers in the U.S. It is very important these container ships arrive safely into our ports. Unfortunately, the Bayonne Bridge roadway in Staten Island, N.Y. was not high enough to allow these massive ships to...

Maintaining highways and the drainage ditches alongside them is a major task for the Maine Department of Transportation. Using a Gradall XL 4300 III with a grading bucket eases workload along the road by reaching under limbs or large trees that hang over the roads. 

Maintaining highways and the drainage ditches alongside them is a major task for the Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT). Some 83% of all land in Maine is forested along hilly roads, meaning there is plenty of opportunity for large amounts of silt runoff to regularly fill drainage ditches...

Port of Galeota Development Project – Galeota Point, Trinidad

The Challenge: The southeast peninsula of the island of Trinidad is where 90% of the nation’s natural gas is produced through offshore drilling. Due to lacking infrastructure in the southeastern area, in order to service this existing energy industry, the gas had to be transported by ship around...

MAT 75/125 Shoring System Supports I-495 Bridge

When the I-495 bridge in Wilmington, Del., was discovered to have severely leaning piers and was abruptly shut down to traffic, a remarkable team effort among the public, government agencies, and private construction companies and suppliers safely stabilized the bridge using Mabey Inc.’s structural...

For this project, the city of Mesa called for temporary pedestrian access routes (TPAR) to replace existing pedestrian pathways.

Valley Metro Rail Inc. is a non-profit, public corporation whose mission is to design, build and operate a 57-mile transit system throughout metropolitan Phoenix. The Valley Metro board, whose members include the cities of Phoenix, Mesa, Chandler and others, oversees the management of the agency...

 
 
The bridge, constructed by Lorvin Steel Ltd. and assembled at the Cherry Street docks, was transported from the docks to the installation location.

Toronto’s PATH network, the city’s downtown underground pedestrian walkway, previously had a southern end at the Air Canada Centre (ACC), a sports arena serving the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Toronto Raptors. PATH provides a link to more than 30 kilometers of shops, services and entertainment in a...

Pavement overlay helps protect the bridge.

Located on a rural portion of Interstate 76 in eastern Colorado, a bridge near the town of Hudson needed infrastructure protection and safer winter driving conditions. When the University of Colorado Denver wanted to conduct a study involving the effects of an anti-icing pavement installation, this...
Precast deck panels in place

Precast deck panels set in place.

The Georgia Department of Transportation maintains a network of roads and bridges that carry some of the highest traffic volumes in the country, and often employs accelerated bridge construction products when rehabilitating its structures, as was the case in the recent rehabilitation of two...

Accelerated construction from 17 to 13 days was achieved by the contractor’s hour-by-hour construction plan and 24-hour work schedule.

The Rte. 6 Bridge Deck Replacement Project Team took a hard look at a range of traffic-mitigation scenarios from full closure to a one-lane road with alternating traffic. After assessing cost of delay up to $80,000 per day, an addition of up to 60 minutes of travel time and potential for 3- to 4-...

An application vehicle at MRDC prepares for a run.

MRDC Operations Corp. (MRDC), a private enterprise responsible for maintaining and rehabilitating a 121-mile highway connecting the cities of Fredericton and Moncton in New Brunswick, Canada, began manufacturing and using salt brine several years ago for pre-wetting road salt during deicing...

Using a National IPA (NIPA) contract, Sparta Township, N.J., purchased a pair of new wheel loaders.

After working hours of overtime cleaning up after Hurricane Sandy in 2012, it became clear that the Sparta Township, N.J., Department of Public Works needed to replace its 1994 wheel loader to help keep roadways clear of debris, leaves and snow.   With the department doing more with less (staff was...

 
Abraxus Salt uses the deicing product on sidewalks, roads and parking lots for a number of commercial businesses

After more than 40 years in the snowfighting industry, Frank Dedon has witnessed his share of winter maintenance products. Experimenting with a variety of deicers over the years, including molasses-treated salt and salt mixed with various liquids, Dedon found many deicing products to be ineffective...

In total, the project required 7,800 blocks, equaling 44,850 sq ft. Trains made their first run on the line in late 2013.

The goal of a recent Canadian National (CN) Railway and Montreal Metro project was to eliminate an at-grade crossing where the CN rail line crossed over the Société de Transport de Montréal (STM) light commuter Metro line. These two lines ran through a narrow corridor with several sections of...

Phase I work involved the erection of four girder lines for a three-span section, four girder lines for a single-span section and 31 precast concrete beams.

The time had come. The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) had found the 55-year-old Ohio Street feeder, part of Chicago’s Kennedy Expressway, in need of complete replacement. The interchange had to be demolished and a new bridge constructed in a complex, $16.5 million multiphase project...

The Madera County Road Department opted for slip-lining over dig and replace due largely to the depth of fill over the culvert and limited options for rerouting of traffic.

Madera County in California’s central valley had a problem faced by hundreds of municipalities across the country: aging, deteriorated culverts on the verge of failure.   Considering his best options, Madera Road Commissioner Bradley Phillips turned to Snap-Tite, and his own crew, to begin the...

Hyvinkaan Tieluiska is the finishing contractor on a major highway project in Finland.

Hyvinkaan Tieluiska is the finishing contractor on a major highway project in Finland, designed to improve the Helsinki ring road junction with the highway to Tampere—the country’s second-largest city.   It is critical that the job be completed on time, meaning the contractor needs strong,...

For I-30, project plans also included temporary portable rumble strips.

Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) Project BB0306, the Sheppard to Highway 278 project, entailed undercutting the inside shoulder and overlaying an asphalt surface on I-30. Earlier this summer, AHTD set up work zones and lane closures that ran from mile marker 22.4 to 29.5 on I-...
In October 2012, Lynchburg College, a small, private school in central Virginia, announced plans for the expansion and renovation of their student center. The $12 million project would expand the existing 42,000-sq-ft building by 30,000 sq ft, as well as renovate 8,000 sq ft of the existing center...
The Challenge   The Carroll Canyon Road Bridge crosses I-805 just 20 miles north of the Mexican/U.S. border of Otay Mesa — California’s busiest commercial border crossing, facilitating 1.4 million truck crossings each year. As just one phase of an area-wide, $607 million, four-phase project, the...

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