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Ecco III Enterprises Inc. Industrial | ECCO III ENTERPRISES INC. • Projected 2009 revenues: $150 million • Headquarters: Yonkers, N.Y. • Employees: 400 • Service: Civil contractor ECCO III is building a new highway 105 feet above the Hudson River Valley. « “It will be pretty imposing once it’s done. It will certainly be noticeable from the river.” –Paul Cocks, P.M. R Above the Rest ising up 105 feet out of the Hudson River Valley among rocky basalt outcroppings will be a new section of road approximately 20 miles north of New York City, built to replace a dangerous intersection with a state highway and immediately adjacent to a railroad grade crossing. “It will be pretty imposing once it’s done,” concedes Paul Cocks, project manager for Ecco III Enterprises Inc., the general contractor for the project which is near Haverstraw, N.Y., in Rockland County. “It will certainly be noticeable from the river. The public will see four walls that are each over 800 feet long ranging in height from 5 feet to 50 feet. The new roadway is on the side of a hill, and climbs from a lower level along the Hudson River up 105 feet to get over a lower secondary street and the CSX railroad, and up to the new intersection with New York State Route 9W. “The area is not exactly like most of the Hudson Valley – it’s pretty steep, rocky ground, almost more mountainous than hilly in this area,” Cocks describes. “It’s adjacent to the Tilcon quarries, which have been mining the rock there for over 100 years. It’s where most of the aggregates come from which are barged and trucked to New York City for use in concrete and asphalt.” This project for the New York State Department of Transportation involves the elimination of a railroad grade crossing, the relocation of Short Clove Rd. and the construction of two bridges, one over a secondary road and the other spanning a railroad. Started in October 2008, the $30 million project is sched- A HIGHWAY RISING ON A HILL IS A FITTING METAPHOR FOR ECCO III’S PROGRESSION. BY RUSS GAGER uled for completion in December 2010. “The old road is a secondary local road, which climbs steeply up to a railroad crossing at the intersection of 9W,” Cocks says. “It’s the only access to 9W from the Tilcon quarry. Asphaltladen and stone-laden dump trucks and dump trailers have to climb the steep grade, negotiate a 45-degree turn, cross the freight tracks and sit at a stop sign with their tails across CSX railroad tracks waiting to pull out onto busy 9W. “The problems come when trucks begin to queue up at the stop sign and sit across the track,” Cocks explains. “To get off the track, trucks have to get through the stop sign and out onto 9W. It’s definitely a safety concern. There have been train and truck collisions. This improvement was a long time coming.” CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM JANUARY 2010
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Construction Today - January 2010
Metrus Construction Limited: Le Parc Tower II
CJ Pink Ltd.
Costello Dismantling Co. Inc.
Allied Building Products Corp.
IDEURBAN: The St. Regis Mexico City
Jersen Construction Group
Killian Construction Co.: The Westin Hotel
Legacy Partners Residential: Riverpark
Strathcona Mechanical Ltd.
Tilton Pacific Construction Inc.
On the Cover
Product Showcase: Software and New Technology
Nicholson Construction Co.
Gilchrist Construction Co.
Turner Construction Co.: MIC Rental Car Center
Union Concrete Construction: Outer Harbor Parkway Project
D’Onofrio General Contractors Corp.
Worldwide Rental Services
AmQuip Crane Corp.
EIC Associates Inc.
Intercounty Paving Associates LLC: N.Y. Route 112
Matrix Design Group
Nicholson Construction Co.: Canton Dam
Wilson & Company Inc. Engineers and Architects: Rail Division
Group Lepine Ltd.
Laurysen Kitchens Ltd.
Aspen Ridge Homes: Vu Living
Walsh Construction: Sherman Replacement Hospital
PortSide Builders Inc.
Summit Builders Construction Co.: Classic Residence at Silverstone
Keystone Construction Corp.: Carmel Arts District Lofts
HDR Architecture Inc.
Brasfield & Gorrie LLC
Dimeo Construction Co.
EllisDon: North Park Quad Pad Arena
CANA Construction: TELUS World of Science
Cornerstone General Contractors Inc.
Harvey-Cleary Builders: City of Austin Public Safety Training Facility
Hensel Phelps Construction Co.: Granada Hills High School
Pirtle Construction Co.: City of Miami College
Sundt: East Contra Costa
Taylor & Parrish Inc.: Carole Weinstein International Center
Turner Construction Co.: Nationwide Children's Hospital
Turner Construction Co.: Duval Unified County Courthouse Facility
Weddle Brothers Construction Co. Inc.
AP Construction Inc.: Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School
The Boldt Co.: Luther Midelfort Hospital Expansion
Choate Construction: NGCSU Projects
Donley’s LLC: Bavaro Hall at the University of Virginia
EllisDon: Woodstock General Hospital
McCarty Corp.: Maneuver Center of Excellence Headquarters
Munlake Contractors Inc.
Murray Company: Kiowa Country Memorial Hospital
River City Construction LLC
Skyline Roofing Ltd.
SpawGlass: Austin Community College Round Rock Campus
W.E. O’Neil Construction: Downtown Women's Center Project
CANA Construction: SMART Technologies
Ecco III Enterprises Inc.
G.W. Peoples Contracting Co.
ARCO/Murray National Construction Co. Inc.
Baker Electric Inc.
Chester Bross Construction Co.
Titan Wrecking & Environmental LLC
Last Look: Urban Landmarks
Construction Today - January 2010