Excavators

Bobcat compact track loaders in Iowa for Paco Construction
Case Studies May 02, 2019
Growing up in Del Rio, Texas, Gustavo Villarreal did not dream of owning a construction business one day. He simply knew he wanted more from his future.   “I started as a migrant worker,” said Villarreal, who spent summers picking cucumbers and asparagus alongside his parents and siblings. At 18...
Doosan excavators
Case Studies April 29, 2019
The Dallas North Tollway is a 32-mile expressway between downtown Dallas, Texas, and its surrounding cities. It is also one of the most congested tolled roads in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.   To alleviate this issue, the North Texas Tollway Authority bid out a project to widen its northbound and...
Gradall excavator in New Mexico
Case Studies April 25, 2019
For virtually all municipalities throughout the U.S., there is a constant need to do more with less—to meet a growing range of maintenance needs with fewer men and fewer machines.   This is particularly true in the Southwest, where cities are experiencing rapid growth, which has created a growing...
Volvo CE excavator
News March 15, 2019
Volvo CE machines win EquipmentWatch’s Highest Retained Value and Lowest Cost of Ownership awards March 7, 2019—The leading data researcher for the construction equipment industry EquipmentWatch has selected two Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) machines for its 2019 Lowest Cost of Ownership...
braided ramps; highway construction; I-15 Utah
News March 06, 2019
The Utah DOT (UDOT) has approved the selection of the braided ramps option design for the interchange at Main Street (S.R. 115) and I-15 in the city of Payson.   UDOT issued a Record of Decision (ROD) regarding the selection of the braided ramps as the preferred alternative out of several design...
Alaska quake damage
Article March 04, 2019
At 8:29 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, the earth started rocking and shaking in Anchorage, Alaska.   At the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) headquarters, ceiling tiles fell on desks, shelves and their contents spilled onto the floor, and families anxiously...
I-65 in Clark County, Ind.
Article March 04, 2019
More often than not on a paving job, it’s not the paving itself that proves to be the most challenging aspect—it’s handling the traffic.   Live traffic in close proximity to an active work zone presents numerous challenges and dangers, not least of which is worker safety. But the placement of a...
South Carolina I-85
Article March 04, 2019
It’s impossible to convince rain to come again another day. Sloan Construction tested this hypothesis more times than it needed to.   Dark storm clouds meant extra work for the contractor, at least at the start of the I-85 project in South Carolina. An 11.8-mile stretch of highway was in such bad...
I-10 Riverside County, Calif.
Article March 04, 2019
When working on one of the largest pavement rehabilitation projects in the history of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) on one of the busiest interstate highways in the U.S., any contractor is going to have their work cut out for them.   Such was the task that Granite...
MnDOT geotechnical  asset performance
Article March 04, 2019
Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) is the federal law that lit a fire under state departments of transportation.   It called on them to institutionalize asset management and performance standards as they implement innovative technologies, practices, and policies. MAP-21 and...
gradall excavator
Case Studies October 22, 2018
*/ The road and bridge department in Anderson County, S.C., is charged with handling a wide range of jobs for its 187,000 residents. “We try to get the best equipment, the most productive equipment, the most reliable equipment that we can possibly get for the budget we have,” said Joe Moss, the...
News May 21, 2018
On May 17, John Deere and Hitachi Construction Machinery invited industry journalists to their joint footprint in Kernersville, N.C., which manufactures excavators for both groups, to tour the expanded facility and be on hand for the unveiling of a pair of new machines.   The 1 million sq ft ...
Emergency cleanup team in Texas puts excavators to work
Case Studies January 30, 2018
Emergencies happen, which is why special services teams are assembled in districts throughout Texas—each armed with equipment that can travel quickly to locations such as the Houston area as it struggled to recover following Hurricane Harvey in September 2017.   Matthew Heinze, Austin district...
Rte. 79/I-195 Interchange Reconstruction

The existing interchange was comprised of 11 separate structures totaling 111 spans, 10 of which were classified as structurally deficient with 94% of the steel rated deficient and requiring costly emergency repairs.

Article December 04, 2017
When final design and construction launched in 2013 on the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s (MassDOT) Rte. 79/I-195 Interchange Reconstruction and Braga Bridge Improvements project in downtown Fall River, safety, accessibility, traffic management and community enhancement served as the...
Boyers Mill
Article November 01, 2017
Private lake. Crucial drinking water source. Popular recreation area. Restricted homeowners association lacking a degree of pedestrian mobility.   And in the middle of it a bridge past its service life. For Frederick County, Md., it was an opportunity to do something never before done in the state...
Gallants Channel Road
Article November 01, 2017
This did not answer to Matthew or Hermie or Joaquin. Hurricanes have a way of doing their own thing regardless of how many times you plead with them or curse them out.    The best way is to just deal, and prime contractor Conti Enterprises Inc. learned quickly how to prep for Hurricane Joaquin, the...
Garden State Parkway
Article November 01, 2017
The Garden State Parkway in New Jersey connects land in the state separated by Great Egg Harbor, with two recently replaced bridge structures separated by Drag Island. South of the island is the structure over Great Egg Harbor Bay, made up of 21 spans of precast, pre-stressed concrete bulb tee...
I-90 Fox River
Article November 01, 2017
Built in 1958, the I-90 Fox River Bridge a few years ago was suffering from deterioration on its beams. What’s more, the bridge deck was nearing the end of its useful lifespan, and the estimated cost of rehabilitating and widening the bridge was 76% the cost to replace it.   “We’ve been out there...
Route 29
Article November 01, 2017
Charlottesville, Va., is an historic city that was home to several of our founding fathers, and today hosts the Virginia Film Festival and houses the University of Virginia.   It also is home to a portion of U.S. Rte. 29 which cuts through the city as it makes its way from Pensacola, Fla., to...
Lesner Bridge
Article November 01, 2017
The scenic north shore region of Virginia Beach, Va., is a popular location for locals and summer vacationers.   The main east-west thoroughfare in this area is Shore Drive (Rte. 60), seeing an average of 40,000 travelers per day. Along Shore Drive are two bridges constructed in 1958 and 1967,...
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