Preparing a construction site is a huge undertaking and can lead to many unforeseens. From clearing landto land excavation,having the proper earth moving equipment is essential to getting the job done right.

In Connecticut, work has begun on the rehabilitation of two bridges on Route 2A in Preston. The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is overseeing activities on Bridge 02931 carrying Route 2A over Poquetanuck Cove and Bridge 02932 carrying Route 2A over Halsey Brook.

By-and-large, a fleet of earthmoving equipment on just about any given job site has a variety of manufacturer's machines from "the regular guys" and then maybe one or two from the newer "up and coming" manufacturers. Brent Scarbrough & Co. Inc.

In the township of Clinton, N.J., site preparation is under way on the $75 million Round Valley Reservoir project. The work calls for massive excavation and multiple trucks carrying an average of 26 tons of filler material. The improvements are expected to extend the reservoir's operating life and increase durability.

Earth work, site preparation and the installation of underground infrastructure are ongoing for more than 50 acres of the more than 161 acre "The Lake District" development, a $400 million upscale mixed-use community just outside of Memphis, Tenn., that is being implemented by The Lake District LCC (TLD), which is owned by Gilad Development Inc.

Designed to combine agronomy, engineering and computer science disciplines under one roof, South Dakota State University's $46.1 million Raven Precision Agriculture Center will be dedicated to precision agriculture education, research and extension when it opens next year.

The erection of the steel frame for the 101 South Street tower is eing constructed by DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners (DLJ RECP) in joint venture with Leggat McCall Properties (LMP) as part of the Boynton Yards development in Somerville, Mass. This is possible due to W.

Dump truck drivers will be busy in the coming months on a bridge project in Hampden, Maine. Their task: hauling 160,000 cu. yds. of fill material for the replacement of eight bridges and repair of one on I-95 just south of Bangor. That's more even than was required for the construction of the state's signature Penobscot Narrows Bridge.

A project under discussion for 60-odd years will give Tooele County residents three miles of new highway and a much needed connection to I-80. Phase one of the $74.4 million Midvalley Highway (S.R. 179) began last fall, but the project has been on the table since the 1960s.

The joint-venture of Dunn Construction Co. Inc. and Wiregrass Construction Company are looking to deliver the Alabama Department of Transportation's (ALDOT) $68 million widening of four miles of I-65 (south of I-459 from exits 238 to 242) by this July.

A Houston-area contractor is moving 2.5 million cu. yds. of dirt on a Howard Hughes Company project in Cypress, Tex. The $10 million project will create a 2-mi. long mitigation lake system and about 300 acres of future residential lots and common areas in the Bridgeland Subdivision, an 11,000-acre, master-planned community that will eventually be home to 65,000 people northwest of Houston.

Foundation work on a new $136.6 million federal courthouse in Des Moines is under way with augered pier work complete and pile cap installations and early work packages for the deep footings and site utilities started in March. Contractors broke ground on the project last August, with anticipated completion set for fall of 2022.