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Civil | TILCON NEW YORK INC. – INTERSTATE 78 REHABILITATION A Major Overhaul S TILCON NEW YORK INC. WAS CALLED ON TO REPAIR INTERSTATE 78 IN NEW JERSEY. BY BRIAN SALGADO ince its founding in 1981, Tilcon New York Inc. has seen its share of rough road conditions. But Project Manager Claudio Ledesma admits that the state of Interstate 78 before Tilcon started its rehabilitation work was among the worst he’s ever seen. “What set this apart was how bad of condition the road was,” Ledesma says. “The concrete was pretty deteriorated and there were sinkholes all over the place. “Before we could pave, we had to do a lot of repairs,” he adds. “It took us about a year of repairs before we could even repave it.” Tilcon is handling the I-78 roadway rehabilitation project, which involves a combined 8 miles – four in each direction – of repairs along a stretch of the highway in New Jersey. Owned by the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission (DRJTBC), this roadway segment encompasses four Warren County, N.J., municipalities and was originally opened in 1989. According to the commission, this rehabilitation project addresses premature cracking of the concrete roadway slabs and settlement of the roadway due to the heavy truck traffic that uses the I-78 corridor every day. The commission also says subsurface voids were filled and stabilized as part of the project, which broke ground in October 2007 and concluded this fall. Getting it Done The goal of this project is to prevent major repairs on I-78 for the next 15 years, according to the commission. Ledesma says the scope includes full-deck repair of the concrete slabs, milling, grinding and guardrail repairs under the $41.7 million contract. A variety of techniques were used to give the roadway a better founTilcon is working on New Jersey’s I-78 roadway rehabilitation project, which involves dation and ride. This included polyurethane grout injection and cona combined 8 miles of repairs along a stretch of the highway. crete slurry grouting. According to the commission, crack stitching – which seals individual cracks through installing metal bars and covering the hole – was utilized at roughly 2,200 locations. At various points, the roadway also required the complete replacement of existing concrete pavement with concrete slabs in a process known as full-depth replacement. “While this project may have looked like a simple resurfacing project to many passing motorists, it was a much more involved undertaking due to the unique geology of the area traversed by this major east-west highway,” Frank G. McCartney, director of DRJTBC, said in a statement. “The result of all the work is a much smoother and safer ride for the driving public.” Along with the major elements of the bilitation work, a series of other improvements • Project cost: $41.7 million were made to this segment, including new pave• Location: Phillipsburg, N.J. ment, repairs to various overpasses and second• Scope: Rehab of 8 miles of I-78 ary bridge structures, and the installation of safety upgrades like new striping and guiderails, DRJTBC says. DRJTBC says a rehab of an additional 2.25 –Claudio Ledesma, project manager » Tilcon New York Inc. – Interstate 78 Rehabilitation “Before we could pave, we had to do a lot of repairs.” 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
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