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When complete, TriEx will be the first toll road in the United States built to use an electronic toll collection. « Civil | S.T. WOOTEN – TRIANGLE PARKWAY TOLL ROAD S.T. Wooten • Locations: Durham and Wake counties, N.C. • Budget: $137 million • Scope: Building 4.2 mile toll road in 18.8-mile expressway Making History “Safety, quality and production is what [have] made our company so successful for over 50 years.” –Greg Nelson Parkway Toll Road Facts This project includes: • Seven bridges • Seven box culverts • 1.4 million cubic yards of unclassified excavation • 695,000 yards of rock excavation • 265,000 tons of asphalt • 130,000 tons of aggregate base corners • 24, 500 cubic yards of concrete • 3.4 million pounds of reinforced steel • Approximately 11,000 feet of prestressed concrete girders S.T. Wooten has hired RK&K (Rummel, Klepper & Kahl LLP) to do the design work on the project; KCI Associates of N.C., PA to perform on-site inspection and materials testing; MATEC to do geotechnical engineering, along with other major subcontractors to work as a team to complete this project on time, while giving the citizens of North Carolina a facility they can be proud of when it is open. L S.T. WOOTEN IS WORKING WITH NCDOT. BY GENEVIEVE DIESING ike many construction firms, Wilson, N.C.-based S.T. Wooten had to layoff some of its employees when the recession took a bite out of its backlog over the past year. In a favorable twist of events, the company had the privilege of asking that staff back when the North Carolina Turnpike Authority/NCDOT awarded it one of the largest contracts in North Carolina history. The NC Toll Authority awarded it the Triangle Parkway project, a nearly $137 million, 4.2-mile section of an 18.8-mile, $1 billion toll road – the first in the state. S.T. Wooten broke ground in August and is scheduled to complete the project in July 1, 2012. The toll road is called TriEx, short for Triangle Expressway, and in addition to being the first toll road built in North Carolina, it will be the one of the first toll roads in the United States to use only electronic toll collection instead of toll booths. The road will extend from the existing N.C. 147 in Durham County, N. C. to the N.C. 540 interchange in Wake County, N.C. “It’s been exciting; we’re learning a lot as we go,” Vice President of S.T. Wooten’s Heavy Highway Group Greg Nelson says. “It was quite complex with the toll integration and the ITS, [intelligent transportation systems].” ITS is a camera-operated traffic management system that is now integrated throughout major roadways in North Carolina, and video cameras are being installed on the Triangle Parkway project. S.T. Wooten is not handling their installation, but will be coordinating with this contractor when they are selected by the N.C. Toll Authority on a day-today basis. S.T. Wooten is also responsible for coordinating all utility relocations, which is complex and time consuming. The design/ build team began its coordination efforts back CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM DECEMBER 2009 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - December 2009
2010 Construction Forecast
Special Focus
Product Showcase: Hand Tools
F&R Construction Group Inc.
Suffolk Construction: Met 2
Weitz Co.: Solaris at Crossroads
Chance Construction Co.
Allied Building Products Corp.
Bird Construction Co. Inc.: Condado Vanderbilt Hotel
Broccolini Construction Inc.: EDC Headquarters
CJ Pink Ltd.
Cobra Corporate Management Inc.
DDRM: The St. Regis Deer Crest Resort
Q.B. Construction
T.N. Ward Co.
EllisDon: North Park Quad Pad Arena
REIG Capital
Blumenfeld Development Group & Forrest City Ratner – East River Plaza
Clark Construction: Michigan International Speedway
Morton Buildings Inc.
Triangle Associates Inc.: The Gallery on Fulton
Vogel Bros. Building Co.
Walsh Construction: Mercy Corps.
Wasatch Advantage Group: San Tropez
Profitable Contractor
John W. Danforth Co.
Shore Environmental LLC
S.T. Wooten
American Civil Constructors Inc.
Archer Western: I-75/I-475 Reconstruction
Cleland Site Prep Inc.
Delaware DOT: Indian River Inlet Bridge
Goodfellow Bros. Inc.
International Construction Equipment Inc.
Kiewit Pacific Co.: SR 519 – Seattle Intermodal Access Project
Plaza Construction Corp.
B. Gottardo Construction Ltd.
Bergmann Associates: Walkway Over The Hudson
Craig Olden Inc.
G.M. Sipes Construction Inc.
Idaho Sand & Gravel Co.: Ten- Mile Interchange
J.F. White
Malcom Drilling Co. Inc.
Mid Eastern Buildings Inc.: Southampton Wastewater Treatment Plant
Minnesota Department of Transportation: I35W Crosstown/ Urban Partnership
Nicholson Construction Co.
Papich Construction Co. Inc.: Route 46 Expansion Project
Tilcon New York Inc.: Interstate
Tyam Excavation and Shoring Ltd.
W.C. English Inc.: U.S. 321
West Electric Corp.
Industry Trends
Turner Construction Co.: Eastern High School
Gafcon Inc.: Carlsbad High School Modernization Project
DASNY: Gouverneur Healthcare Services
Stuart Olson: University of Lethbridge Markin Hall
University of Houston Student Housing
HDR Architecture Inc.
Marshall-Lee Construction Corp.
RA-LIN & Associates
Suffolk Construction: Boston Renaissance Charter School
Suffolk Construction: FIU School of International and Public Affairs
Swinerton Builders
Tower Construction: Huntington Memorial Hospital expansion
Absher Construction Co.: Chief Sealth High School and Denny International Middle School
Bird Construction
Casey Middle School
Cedar Ridge High School
Clark: Lowell Reception Center
Gilbane/Banks Joint Venture: Coppin State University
Hensel Phelps Construction Co.: FORSCOM/USARC New Headquarters
Shaw Construction: Mesa State College Student Center
Shiel Sexton: Butler University
SpawGlass Contractors Inc.: Austin Community College Rio Grande Campus Parking Garage
Stuart Olson: New Edmonton Remand Centre
The Christman Co.
Turner Construction Co
Weddle Construction Ltd.
Construction Coach
Polimeni International
Greenpark Homes
Kite Realty Group Trust: Eddy Street Commons at NotreDame
Construction Law
Centerpoint Builders
Last Look: DANSY

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