McCarthy wins I-410 contract

News McCarthy Building Cos. May 28, 2004
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McCarthy Building Cos., Dallas, recently began work on a $36.5 million reconstruction project at I-410 and San Pedro in San Antonio. This project will include the reconstruction of the cloverleaf interchange at I-410 and San Pedro as well as the I-410 flyover and frontage road adjoining the area. This is the sixth highway project McCarthy has completed in the San Antonio since 1996.

"We are looking forward to partnering with McCarthy once more," said David B. Casteel, P.E., district engineer with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). "The 410/San Pedro project, while challenging because of the high traffic volumes, will be a tremendous improvement in mobility and safety in the area, once completed."

McCarthy is experienced with working efficiently near congested traffic areas and has partnered with TxDOT to keep motorists aware of the effects that this project may have on their daily commute.

"McCarthy has developed a traffic control plan to ensure that this high-profile, high-impact project is completed expediently, with as little effect on neighboring traffic as possible," said McCarthy Project Director Jerry Mayer. "This redesigned interchange will eliminate current design challenges and allow traffic to flow more smoothly."

Mayer anticipates another safe, high-quality, on-time project through coordinated efforts with TxDOT.

Mayer noted that in heavy-highway projects such as this, McCarthy utilizes highly reflective vests, signage, equipment beacons and other added safety and directional tools.

McCarthy is also currently researching the best project phase strategy for blockwall construction, which must coincide with an existing mechanically stabilized wall at the jobsite.

The I-410/San Pedro reconstruction is expected to be completed in February 2007. The engineer for the project is Turner Collie & Braden Inc.

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