When Pima County, Ariz.’s The Loop project is completed, it will not only become a 55-mile car-free oasis for bikers and outdoor enthusiasts, it also will address vital flood control issues that have plagued the community for decades. The project was initially envisioned following a devastating flood in 1983, which destroyed millions of dollars worth of property and claimed four lives. Reconstruction and repair work to mitigate flood damage totaled more than $200 million – in 1984.
The New Jersey Turnpike Interchange 6 to 9 Widening Program (Widening Program) is one of the largest construction programs undertaken by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority. The widening program is located in central New Jersey and runs 35 miles through 11 communities and 3 counties, from Mansfield Township in Burlington County up to East Brunswick Township in Middlesex County. The project limits are from approximately two miles south of Interchange 6 up to Interchange 9. The program entails widening 35 miles of the turnpike, reconstructing 46 bridges at crossing roads and state and federal highways, rebuilding and realigning ramps at five interchanges and improving two toll plazas.
For many, the idea of treating water only once might seem like enough of a contribution to make toward bettering our environment. The Santa Clara Valley Water District plans to take this process a step further with its new Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center in San Jose, Calif.
Swanberg Construction Inc. knows the best way to operate at underground job sites throughout North Dakota. Last year, the company earned a contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to deliver an embankment raise and extension of levees and construction of two pump stations that will protect the city of Devils Lake, N.D., from the raising elevation of Devils Lake.
In 2012, the iconic home of the Boston Red Sox, Fenway Park, is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Therefore, it is fitting that part of its centennial celebration includes opening a brand new facility inspired by the grand old lady of baseball. JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Fla., the Red Sox’ new spring training facility, will open this year, providing the Sox with a park that resembles their ancestral home.
Ever since Cox Construction Co. was founded in 1979, the company has shown a knack for working on federal, state and local construction projects. Cox Construction has built an impressive project portfolio by demonstrating quality work on its projects and meeting the time and budget concerns of clients. “We’ve learned how to work in the public market and handle the government systems that are required to get the projects completed,” President Todd Gillum says. “Once you get those systems down, it makes it easier to work in this market.”
Many industries are built on the prospect of repeat business, but in the construction and development sector, a trusted partner is far more valuable than any one contract. The ability to create lasting relationships that lead to future work can help company’s on both sides of the relationship to thrive. It all starts with that critical first project, and this is the journey that KBR Building Group and Erkiletian have embarked upon with The Asher mixed-used development project.
Crews working on widening a highway in Pinellas County, Fla., have encountered many ups and downs on the project, literally. “There’s a lot of unusual topography in the area,” says Tom Woodward, a senior project manager and senior estimator for David Nelson Construction, the general contractor on the $31.6 million Keystone Road project. “In order to keep the road more level, we’re having to install a lot of walls and do significant earth work.”