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The birth of Metropolis required the involvement of multiple construction contractors, including Milestone Contractors L.P. The Indiana-based company was hired to build Metropolis’ parking lots and interior paths and roadways, as well as to repair an existing road nearby. Milestone began work on...
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Amidst a vast expanse of farming and rangelands, bridge designers from the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) recognized a unique opportunity to evaluate highway bridge deck design. Near the small town of Saco, Mont., three bridges were constructed less than one mile apart along the same...
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A partnership led by the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) is planning a 23-mile extension of its Metrorail, from the Orange Line, near Falls Church, to Rte. 772 in Loudoun County, beyond Dulles Airport. The $4 billion dollar public-private partnership, known as the...
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One of the field tests last summer on a Benton County, Iowa, highway just happened to coincide with a record-breaking heat wave. The RoadMix MTV kept its cool, allowing the L.L. Pelling Co. of North Liberty, Iowa, to establish a continuous paving process so the contractor could lay a superior mat...
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ADA, Okla. – Sand is a substance one hopes to find at a beach, not on a job site. These golden granules add a level of complexity to a road construction project that requires a particular density, as it can be difficult to attain load-bearing requirements in a highly sandy soil. Because particles...
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Highway 290 abuts an environmentally sensitive area known for its small ponds, gentle waterfalls, herds of deer and a piedmont stream, which would have to be bridged. Piedmont streams typically meander across flood plains, often forming oxbows. Oxbows can eventually be cut off by excessive...
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Available from Caterpillar is the recently added CB-564D asphalt compactor. The CB-564D shares many of the same features as the popular CB-534D and CB-534D XW, including the Caterpillar 3054C turbo-charged engine, Versa Vibe vibratory system, multi-position operating station and water-spray system...
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The AP-800D asphalt paver from Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Ill., is a rubber-tire medium-production paver designed for industrial sites, large parking lots, urban and rural roads and other similar sized products. The AP-800D is powered by a Caterpillar 3054C turbo-charged diesel engine that generates...
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Based in Fairport, N.Y., Villager Construction has been operating this way for over seven years. Business has been growing at a rate of 50% a year over the past several years. Villager Construction’s operations manager, Todd Hartman, estimates that they milled over 15 million sq yd of roadways in...
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As part of a large-scale downtown revitalization project, developers approached the city of Providence to demolish several 19th century mill buildings and build a shopping center. Officials, however, met opposition from community members who voiced their disapproval of the proposal to replace the...
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The contractor has been relying on its W 2000 since spring and likes what it sees. “It’s a very impressive machine,” said Stacy Jones, owner of Construction Material Recycling Inc. (CMR), South Jordan, Utah. “Looking at the W 2000 physically, you can tell its construction is simply of a higher...
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The major items of work on this project include the widening of the existing turnpike from four lanes to six lanes and installation of approximately 34,000 tons of asphalt, which include the following asphalt mixes: FDOT Type 12.5 MM Traffic Levels B, C and D and FDOT Type FC-5. The work also...
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According to the Status of the Nation’s Highways, Bridges and Transit: 2004—referred to as the Conditions and Performance report—federal, state and local capital expenditures for highways and bridges totaled $68.2 billion in 2002. However, $73.8 billion is needed to maintain current conditions....
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United Rentals is the largest equipment rental company in the world, serving construction and industrial companies, utilities, municipalities and homeowners. The Missoula office began using the The Nitestar DMI for traffic control and to calibrate the distance between devices such as signs,...
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Application: Subgrade improvement for a wind farm access road. The Challenge: The Maple Ridge Wind Farm, projected to be the largest wind farm east of the Mississippi River, was on a tight schedule and had run into a major problem. Over 23 miles of access roads were needed in order to...
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“When you’re running night crews, it gets very hard between the project manager and the superintendent to communicate because he’s asleep while I’m awake and vice versa,” said Roy Huemer, project manager/estimator for Earle Asphalt. The solution to communicating on night jobs was HeavyJob from...
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In northern Illinois, Rockford Blacktop Construction Co.’s mission to always conduct business with integrity and honesty, while striving to maximize profitability, has held true for over 60 years. Their recent investment in Bid2Win reflects their quality-first approach and has strengthened their...
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Unlike plain jointed pavement or doweled jointed pavements, continuously reinforced concrete pavement (CRCP) is constructed without formed transverse joints. Transverse cracks then develop as the concrete shrinks during curing at a uniform spacing of 3 to 10 ft on center. CRCP utilizes continuous...
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Built ruggedly with seamless die-cast metal construction, these fully gasketed weatherproof 120-V WFA incandescent fixtures from O-Z/Gedney, Rosemont, Ill., are perfect for building sites, tunnels, bridges and subways. Because a protective powder coating is applied to WFA fixtures, they are...
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When faced with the task of hauling more than 1,000, 100-ton precast bridge segments on a steep downgrade to build twin bridges across the Susquehanna River, Edward Kraemer and Sons Inc. looked into Rogers Bros. Corp., Albion, Pa., to build two trailers that could stand up to the challenge for over...

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