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Heavy Haul MSE Walls Provide Industrial Site Infrastructure sticky icon

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The Marcellus and Utica shale formations, which extend across southern New York, northern and western Pennsylvania, western Maryland, eastern Ohio and almost all of West Virginia, offer a plentiful supply of ethane, a natural gas liquid and a primary raw material in the production of plastics.

A Reduction in Excavation and Backfill for a Tennessee Road Widening Project sticky icon

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The bottom line is safety, and that was especially true for approximately 12 miles of SR 16/US 41A between Shelbyville and Tullahoma, about 80 miles southeast of Nashville. This corridor was studied in the mid-1990s by Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) for possible operating deficiencies. TDOT determined that the projected 60% traffic growth by the mid-2010s would lead to more accidents and lower overall safety on what was, essentially, a 2-lane country highway.

MSE Walls Become the Central Aesthetic Feature at La Villita Apartment & Homes sticky icon

Rusticated, stucco-textured top panels above normal water elevation

Responding to specialized customer needs with beauty, performance, service life and economy – that perfectly describes Reinforced Earth® custom-engineered Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) retaining walls from The Reinforced Earth Company (RECo). But sometimes the architecture drives the project and the engineering must follow. That was exactly what Cousins Properties, Inc., manager for land owner Las Colinas Land Limited Partnership, found as it began developing the La Villita luxury apartments and homes, in Irving, TX.

SR 154 Bangerter Highway sticky icon

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Along the southern boundary of Riverton, UT, on the southern edge of the Salt Lake City metropolitan area, two major commuter routes intersected at grade in the middle of a rapidly-growing bedroom community and its supporting commercial development. The resulting traffic nightmares on both east/west Bangerter Highway (SR 154) and north/south South Redwood Road (SR 68) necessitated replacing this signalized intersection with a grade-separated interchange. Utah DOT (UDOT) required a single point urban interchange, with seismic design requirements of 0.66g for walls within 50 ft.

Bayonne Bridge Project Gets a Lift sticky icon

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Reinforced Earth® mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) retaining structures have long been known for their ability to support bridge abutments. Now, working with an innovative design-build contractor, The Reinforced Earth Company (RECo) is designing and supplying Reinforced Earth structures that also support bridge building.

Milton Madison Replacement Bridge sticky icon

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A bridge born in 1929, as the Great Depression began, was reborn eight decades later as a result of the Great Recession.  Funded in part by a $20 million TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the Milton Madison replacement bridge carries 4 lanes of US 421 between Milton, KY and Madison, IN.  Originally constructed as a 2-lane, 20 ft. wide through truss bridge having only 16.8 ft.

West County Connectors sticky icon

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The Orange County Transportation Authority, in a joint venture with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), is nearing completion of the $277 million West County Connectors project.  Funded in part by $50 million from the Federal Highway Administration under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, this project is significantly improving traffic flow and safety through the SR-22/I-405/I-605 interchange connecting to Garden Grove, Westminster, Seal Beach, Los Alamitos, Long Beach and Rossmoor.  Eight traffic barrier-topped Reinforced Earth mechanically stabilized

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport sticky icon

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When the City of Atlanta leased 287 acres of land for an airfield in 1925, no one imagined that in 2013 nearly 95 million passengers would pass through what became the world's busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson International.  Similarly, the inbound roadway system designers of the late 1970s could not have envisioned the doubling of automobile traffic that would clog airport entrance roadways some 30+ years later.  So to improve traffic flow and provide for the airport's continued growth, the Inbound Roadways Project was begun in 2013.

North Tarrant Express - Mega Project Successfully Wraps Up sticky icon

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The North Tarrant Express (NTE) project is along one of the most congested highway corridors in the Dallas-Fort Worth region. This multiple-phased project will improve the mobility along I-35W, I-820 and SH 121/183 Airport Freeway. While the project adds four managed toll lanes, it also rebuilds the existing main lanes and frontage roads. The first segment of this Public-Private Partnership (P3) project was awarded to NTE Mobility Partners (NTEMP), a consortium of Cintra US, Meridiam Infrastructure, the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System, and W.W.

RECo & "The Path of the Pronghorn" sticky icon

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The Pronghorn is a hearty antelope-like animal endemic to central and western North America.