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Civil | CHARLES BLALOCK AND SONS INC. – STATE ROUTE 66
Blalock and Sons is widening two sections – about 7 miles – of Route 66 in Tennessee.
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Charles Blalock and Sons Inc. – State Route 66 “Every job has its own differences.”
BLALOCK AND SONS SHOWS WHY IT’S THE GO-TO CONTRACTOR IN ROAD WORK. BY JAMIE MORGAN
“In order to stay busy, we’ll go after what’s s a project manager for 13 years at available,” Woodroof says. “If everything that Charles Blalock and Sons Inc., comes out is private, we will take on any private Chad Woodroof has rarely seen a work. We’ll manage anything within our expertise.” project his company can’t hanwww.blalockconstruction.com dle. Although stubborn, rocky soils might be • Project location: Sevierville, Tenn. a barrier to some construction contractors, Easing Congestion • Project budget (two phases): $61.3 Blalock and Sons can excavate, blast and Blalock and Sons is in the midst of two major million pave its way to a successful job completion. • Blalock employees onsite: 50 to 120 road-widening projects in east Tennessee for client “We’re pretty capable of self-performing Tennessee Department of Transportation. Both jobs • Project scope: Two-phase road-widening concern a stretch of State Route 66 between I-40 most of our own work,” says Woodroof, who earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineerand downtown Sevierville. Blalock is the project’s ing while working for a Nashville, Tenn., congeneral contractor. –Chad Woodroof, project manager struction firm during college. “Whether it’s This section of Route 66 – also known as the relocating underground utilities, heavy earthGreat Smoky Mountains Parkway – has been conmoving work, concrete placement, paving or gestion-prone for the past 15 years. But with a any major component of private foundation construction or highway boost from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), that construction, we have the resources to deliver what our clients need.” problem will begin to ease up when the work is completed in 2012. The company does not construct upright building structures. But it will, The ARRA is funding 99 percent of the first phase of the project, which however, lay the foundation, install the utilities, build the bridge and pave is a 4.2-mile stretch starting from Sevierville and traveling to State Route the road to its front door – and that goes for any type of project. Whether 338, also known as Boyds Creek Highway. Construction began in July it’s private or government work, Blalock and Sons can transition from one 2009 to widen the road from two lanes in each direction to three lanes in type of job to another, a necessary ability in a struggling economy. each direction, with a full 12-foot shoulder on each side. The $38 million
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Out of the Blues
Wall Works USA Inc.
Pacific Pile & Marine
Dufferin Construction – Highways 403 and 401 Projects
Natt McDougall Co.
Abhe & Svoboda Inc.
McKinney Drilling Co.
ODOT/Miller Cable Co. – Northeast Ohio ITS Project
Barnard Construction – Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Redevelopment Project
C.A. Barrs Contractor Inc.
Charles Blalock and Sons Inc.
Parsons Brinkerhoff, Hatch Mott MacDonald, Skanska USA, Dragados USA and Tutor Perini – Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement
William Charles Construction – I-39 Repaving
CB Richard Ellis Canada
The Cadillac Fairview Corp. Ltd./PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
Fargo Pacific Inc.
Critchfield Pacific Inc.
Harold O’Shea Builders
Culpepper Construction Co. Inc.
Golden State Framers
Hudspeth & Associates Inc.
IMC Construction Inc.
Jones Lang LaSalle – Empire State Building Renovation and Retrofit
Econo-Malls Management Corp.
Turner Construction San Diego – New Central Library
Trotter & Morton – University of Calgary
Collavino Construction Co. Inc. – One World Trade Center
Danis Building Construction Company – The Indu and Raj Soin Medical Center
F.J. Sciame Construction Co. – Abraham Joshua Heschel School
Eckman Construction – Pinkerton Academy Freshman Building
The Hagerman Group – Parkview Whitley Hospital
Whaler Industrial Contracting Inc.
Construction Today - February 2011