Case Studies

Champlain bridge foundations
The new Champlain Bridge spanning 3.4 km over the St. Lawrence River between Montreal and Brossard, Quebec, is being constructed alongside the current aging Champlain Bridge. The concrete-and-steel bridge is being built with an expected lifespan of 125 years. All work is being done under the...
Column repair S.C.
In June of 2016, the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) was in the midst of building a new interchange at the intersection of I-85/I-385 in Greenville, S.C. During construction, severe localized spalling was found on the cover concrete of one column of a two-column pier supporting...
Cranes
A nearly decade-long federal push to upgrade railroad tracks and bring high-speed rail service between the Midwest metropolises of Chicago and St. Louis is getting closer to fruition. Central Contractors Service of Crestwood, Ill., a member of the ALL Family of Companies, played a critical role in...
I-76 Work zone
As the prime highway contractor, Shelly & Sands recently installed temporary portable rumble strips (TPRS) in a work zone in Mahoning County, Ohio. The concrete joint repair project was located on I-76/I-80 eastbound, between Bailey Road and the Ohio Turnpike, in the Warren-Youngstown area.  ...
Salt brine Minnesota
The city of St. Cloud and county of Anoka in Minnesota were both looking to enhance the performance of their salt brine operations. In 2015, St. Cloud used over 81,000 gal of salt brine and purchased 2,290 tons of salt. Anoka County is responsible for maintaining and clearing snow and ice from 423...
Saferoads WA tests
Saferoads Australia, located near Melbourne in the state of Victoria, provides road safety solutions to Australia, New Zealand and the international road safety market. The company recognized the need for a solution to enhance driver awareness in work zones in order to keep road crews safe on...
For most municipalities, routine highway and street repair, re-curbing and drainage work are ongoing challenges that require a lot of manpower and several machines, all of which must be financed with tight budgets.   The Jackson Township Highway Division in Stark County, Ohio, is typical. Its 13...
In August 2017, ITR Concession Co., which operates and maintains the Indiana Toll Road, celebrated the completion of a transformative $220-million project dubbed the 80/90 PUSH Project. The project, which included the rehabilitation of 73 miles of roadway and 53 bridges, was completed in less than...

The MTT460 easily navigates around obstacles.

Successful contractors wrestle with a range of factors that impact profitability—weather, tight schedules, government regulations and labor issues, to name a few. For more than 70 years, Manatts Construction Co.—headquartered in Brooklyn, Iowa—has addressed those challenges. Manatts is a...
Panels being precast under controlled conditions
The Liberty Bridge over the Monongahela River opened for traffic in 1928 and is credited (along with the Liberty Tunnel) as an instrumental door opening Pittsburgh’s yet undeveloped South Hills area to expansion. At the time, the bridge was to be the highest and costliest, and its 2,663-ft total...
Redi-Rock Limestone texture retaining walls

Redi-Rock Limestone texture retaining walls

The Lumpkin Road Reconstruction Project should have been relatively routine, but the deeper Houston’s Memorial City Redevelopment Authority dug, the more problems they encountered.   With design parameters stacking up on each other, meeting the tight budget and even tighter schedule proved...
RenewWrap
More than 100 years after initial construction, a textile plant in the Southeast serving the booming automotive industry discovered it needed to rehabilitate portions of the structure supporting the main manufacturing floor. Years of exposure to the hot, humid manufacturing environment and...
crawler crane U.S. 52 bridge
A stretch of U.S. Highway 52 is getting a new bridge to span the Mississippi River between Savanna, Ill., and Sabula, Iowa. The existing truss bridge was built back in 1932, nearly a decade before the country got involved in World War II, and has exceeded its useful life. It will be replaced with a...
3m reflective pavement marking
The Maine Turnpike Authority is a quasi-state agency that operates a 109-mile toll highway (I-95) that begins in Kittery (located on the state’s border with New Hampshire) and ends in Augusta, the state’s capital. The first section of the Maine Turnpike opened in 1947, making it the second...
The rumble strips were set out in a dual three-strip array.

The rumble strips were set out in a dual three-strip array.

Last October, Shelly & Sands, a prime highway contractor, installed RoadQuake 2F Temporary Portable Rumble Strip (TPRS) arrays in two Ohio work zones. The installation, conducted in partnership with Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and Ohio Contractors Association (OCA), tested the...
3m wet reflective paint
Michigan’s Department of Transportation (MDOT) had been using wet reflective optics in its permanent pavement markings on certain larger construction projects for years when officials decided to establish a standard to require full wet reflectivity in its work zones. MDOT wanted to increase safety...
With a population of about 320,000, St. Louis is the 60th-largest city in the United States. But due to an unusual arrangement, St. Louis, its metro area (which has a population of approximately three million), and the surrounding St. Louis County (which has a population of approximately one...
Corroded culvert
In January 2016, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) placed a project for public bid which included repair of several large-diameter highway culverts and a single box culvert. CDOT had specified a spray-applied culvert lining under a special revision to Section 603 of their standard...
The I-465/I-65 highway interchange project is a major undertaking in Indianapolis that includes $19.6 million in bridge replacements. With jobs this big, having the right-size, right-price equipment is vital to keeping budgets on track without sacrificing quality and safety. This is precisely why...
Fairhope is a small city, just 15,000 residents, situated on the cliffs and shoreline of Mobile Bay in Alabama’s Gulf Coast. It can seem like Fairhope is a long way from anywhere, but people seem to like it—the city has been named one of the best small towns in the South by Southern Living magazine...
Overlay Init