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Substantial Completion on 7/14/2016

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Project Update Summer 2016
With the 2015 construction goals met, the main construction activities remaining for 2016 are surface paving and final pavement markings. The surface paving was divided into four phases for the 8.2 miles of four lane highway. The paving will be completed in accordance with the July 14th, 2016 substantial completion date.
Of the twenty-four subcontractors performing work throughout the project, sixteen of the subcontracts have been closed out.

 

Surface Paving Tory Creek Road (Adams Construction) Surface Paving 2 (Adams Construction) Surface Paving (Adams Construction) Final Pavement Markings 2 (San Mar) Final Pavement Markings (San Mar Co) Dressing Pond Access Road 10

The Laurel Fork guys did it again! Phase #2 complete as of end of May 2016 with Phase #3 now underway. Our Project Team has done a wonderful job and we would also like to thank our subs Adams, Nickelston Industries, Inc. , San Mar Co, Gregory Seeding, Steve Martins Trenching, and DL Harrell Construction

Project Update Fall/Winter 2015

The Route 58 Team achieved all of the 2015 construction season goals in the last quarter of this 2015 work season, Branch Highways completed the last cut section remaining on the job site. Following the completion of the last cut, all pipe installation, fine grading, and base paving was completed throughout the entire project. Traffic is currently travelling on the EBL through Area’s 1-3 and in the WBL through Area’s 4-10.  The project is on schedule for completion in September 2016.


The Route 58 Project’s goal for the 2015 season is for traffic to be in its final configuration by the end of the year. The project team has developed interim goals, leading up to the final configuration date. These goals are driven by the Master Schedule which is developed by the Project Team at the end of each construction season.

At the beginning of the year, the Route 58 Project Team developed the construction schedule with the ultimate goal of having all lanes under base pavement. Work has been steadily progressing over the year in anticipation of meeting this goal.

Remaining in 2015
 
Total
JTD Total
% Remaining
Excavation
1,710,885m3
1,700,885m3
1%
Pipe
16,207m
15,957m
2%
CTA
130,505mt
116,783mt
10%
Base Asphalt
114,835mt
99,420mt
13%
          Over the past three months, the fourth and final phase of fill was placed over the box culverts in Tory Creek which was then followed by soil cement, CTA, and asphalt. As shown in the table, very little earthwork and storm drainage installation remain. The remaining 10,000m3 of excavation and 250m of pipe will be completed in October followed by soil cement, CTA and asphalt.

 


Excavation is the driving force to achieving our goals this year. Branch Highways and our Sub-Contractors have been working together finding the most productive ways possible to complete the excavation. Although the earthwork is the focus, the remaining pipe is just as critical. Combined, there will be four pipe crews working this year right behind the dirt crews, so that the grading crews can begin. Once the grading crew begins, the train of finishing activities (i.e. soil cement, underdrain, CTA, asphalt, curb, guardrail, and striping) can commence. Our Subcontractors have all done well with keeping the project moving.

Remaining in 2015
 
Total
JTD Total
% Remaining
Excavation
1,710,885m3
1,593,939m3
7%
Pipe
16,207m
13,913m
14%
CTA
130,505mt
95,590mt
27%
Base Asphalt
114,835mt
77,850mt
32%
Phase 3 of the Route 58 corridor consists of 8.2 miles of road improvements beginning just east of Big Reed Island Creek and tying into the previously completed 4 lane section in Meadows of Dan.  Phase 3, commonly referred to as Laurel Fork, presents a unique set of challenges as there is both new roadway alignment as well as widening and resurfacing of the existing roadway.  As a result, various traffic switches will occur throughout the project, although we have planned diligently to minimize these for the traveling public.  There are 14 secondary roads and 120 driveways that also must be taken into consideration as well.  We will be moving 1,710,885 cubic meters of earth, installing 16,207 meters of pipe, and laying 114,835 metric tons of asphalt for this phase.  Tory Creek is also being rerouted to allow for the new 4 lanes.

Route 58- Laurel Fork, June 2016 Newsletter

Route 58- Laurel Fork, December 2014 Newsletter

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