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RECo Awarded Jimmy DeLoach Parkway Contract

RECo was recently awarded the contract for the design and supply of more than 134,000 SF of Reinforced Earth walls on the Jimmy DeLoach Parkway Extension in Savannah, GA. This important Design – Build project is being constructed by Archer Western Contractors, LLC and designed by The LPA Group, Norcross , GA. When completed, the extension of the parkway will aid in getting truck traffic from the Port of Savannah to I-95.

Construction is scheduled to begin in early 2013, with completion in 2015. RECo will be casting the panels and over 5,400 LF of topouts at their precast plant in Newnan, GA.
New MSE Walls For US 31 In South Bend Indiana
In late 2005, Governor Mitch Daniels of Indiana launched an aggressive 10-year transportation plan, known as “Major Moves,” to significantly improve and expand Indiana’s highway infrastructure. A total of $2.6 billion was committed to the Major Moves initiative with fundsbeing collected from the long-term lease of the Indiana Toll Road. The plan calls for 104 new roadways by 2015 with 1,600 lane miles. 
 
One of the Major Moves initiatives is to upgrade Route 31 to current highway standards from Indianapolis to South Bend which will reduce congestion and improve safety and mobility along the route. The northern section of the US 31 upgrade is from US 30 in Plymouth to the US 20 bypass in South Bend and approximately 15 miles of this  20-mile corridor will be constructed east of the existing route.
 
As part of this US 31 upgrade, in March 2012, Indiana DOT awarded a contract to construct two new bridges on the south side of South Bend, one on Jackson Road over US 31 and a second on Fellows Street over US 20, to Reith Riley Construction. Reith Riley has selected The Reinforced Earth Company to supply 94,000 sq. ft. of Reinforced Earth® wall system and 4,100 linear feet of precast top out for this project. The owner has chosed an Ashlar Stone Architectural finish for the panels. Wall construction is scheduled to be completed by the fall of 2013.