Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 79
Conti's focus on quality, open
communication and safety has
helped the project succeed.
project. JMT has a regional office in nearby Charleston, S.C., and is
familiar with designing projects in the area.
"Our team created a design approach that yields the most cost
effective interchange that could be completed with an aggressive
schedule," Prudente says.
The $44 million project is being funded by SCDOT and includes
five miles of roadway, two flyover ramps and three bridges. Work
on the site began in July 2017, and as of late February Conti had
completely cleared and grubbed 40 acres of land. The company
had begun placing the 480,000 yards of import fill soil needed for
building up the ramps and bridges, and work on the center median
pier piles and concrete work for the bridges were underway. Conti
had also started building the 17,000 square feet of mechanically
stabilized earth (MSE) walls that will support the bridge end bents
for the interchange.
In all, the project was about 30 percent complete by the end of
February despite some weather challenges such as frequent rains, a
rare snowstorm in January and the impact of Hurricane Irma, which
delayed construction last September.
Conti is self-performing several items of the project, including the
earthwork, drainage, MSE walls and the roadway preparation.
Conti's dedication to high quality and safety has contributed to
the project's current progress. The company takes pride in providing top-quality services to its customers while keeping the safety
of people and communities as the top priority. It involved its subs
and works together with the client to review upcoming schedules
and anticipate any potential issues before work begins. This approach allows Conti to efficiently manage its projects and maintain
Conti is proud to have the opportunity to be part of building this
important project for the community.
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