Earthmoving

Beginning phases for construction site preparation can include demolition, clearing land, land excavation and site grading. Each construction project will have different needs but most begin with clearing the land of any tree or debris, preparing the ground for building and getting all the supplies to and from the worksite.



Three Point Construction Makes Logical Choice With AUSA

That Maryland contractor Michael Boyd tried out a specialized piece of equipment — an AUSA site dumper — on one of his site development projects was not a surprise. The owner of Three Point Construction company in Mechanicsville, Md., is prone to try new things....


NCDOT Widens Strategic Highway

In an effort to improve traffic, construction crews in North Carolina are working on a stretch of I-40 from Raleigh to the I-40/NC 42 interchange in Clayton. The $360 million project was designed to help ease congestion and delays, make travel safer throughout the area and better accommodate motorists due to future growth....


Alabama A&M Transforms Huntsville With New Event Center

In Huntsville, Ala., crews are working on a $60 million, 132,000-sq.-ft. event center at Alabama A&M University (AAMU). The building will include an arena with a 6,000-person capacity that will host basketball and volleyball games, as well as various university gatherings....


Dual Bridge Repair in Dayton

Nothing lasts forever. When the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) conducted routine inspections of the bridge decks and surface of Interstate 75 over Edwin C. Moses Boulevard and Carillon Boulevard near the Great Miami River in Dayton, Ohio, they concluded that the bridge decks built in 1963 had reached the end of their useful design life....


Maine Begins Work On Interchange

The reconstruction of the Exit 45 Interchange on the Maine Turnpike I-95 in South Portland began on March 19 after the initial pre-load of the site was completed at the end of December 2020. CPM Contractors, Freeport, Maine, is the lead contractor on the $28 million reconstruction and Sargent Corporation, Old Town, Maine, was the contractor on the pre-load project, which had a budget of $14,792,753....


HIghway 1 Emergency Reconstruction

Highway 1, California's scenic highway that runs along the Pacific Coast, experienced a serious washout at Rat Creek in Monterey County on Jan. 28 when a post-fire debris flow from the Dolan Fire burn scar removed a 150-ft....


Digital Take-Off Solutions Save Time When Developing Machine Control Plans

Moving tons of dirt over a large area down to millimeter accuracy is a daunting task. Machine control is an excellent way of improving grading productivity and accuracy. Earthwork movers can achieve accurate grades the first time, thereby reducing rework and re-grading....


K-Tec, Soil Connect Partner to Promote Efficient Earthmoving

Soil Connect and K-Tec Earthmovers are working together to promote responsible and efficient earthmoving and material transportation practices across the United States. In order to bring awareness to the common pitfalls and inefficiencies faced by today's dirt movers, the companies have agreed to work together to educate the earthmoving industry through multiple cross-promotional channels about new technologies and best practices....


Crews Make Headway On $63M I-16/I-75 Improvement Project

Since ground was broken in April 2017 on the Georgia Department of Transportation's (GDOT) I-16/I-75 Improvement Project in Macon, crews from E.R. Snell Contractor Inc. and C.W. Matthews Contracting Company Inc....


Tennessee Aims to Ease Traffic Woes Along I-40

Construction crews in Tennessee are working on 5 mi. of Interstate 40, starting at the North Highland exit and continuing east to the Highway 70 exit. The roughly $88 million effort, which began in November 2020, will widen the interstate from four to six lanes, and also replace five bridges, including three overhead/overpass structures and two interstate bridges over railroads....







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