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Lisbon Center Street Bridge

The Lisbon Center Bridge Street bridge work began in late June 2018 and was set on a fast track 4-month construction schedule to be completed and opened to traffic in the Fall of 2018. The project included the removal of a 2-span concrete T-beam bridge being replaced with a new 88-foot bridge span, composed of precast New England Bulb-Tee Girders with a 9” concrete deck and integral wearing surface. A sheet pile cofferdam on ledge was installed for the Abutment 1 foundation and a large sandbag cofferdam was utilized for the construction of Abutment 2 foundation. Also included in the project was approximately 450 feet of full depth approach work that Reed and Reed self-performed which included the installation of a new waterline and natural gas line.

By |2018-11-02T15:24:31+00:00November 2nd, 2018|

Berkshire Wind Project Expansion

Reed & Reed has been selected to construct the two turbine expansion at the Berkshire Wind Project.  Reed & Reed successfully built Phase I in 2009 and was asked by MMWEC to return for the expansion.  We take pride in our performance, and this callback is a testament to Reed & Reed being the premier Wind Power Contractor in the Northeast.

Engineering for the project is ongoing and Sitework should be ramping up in early November with foundations following around the first of the year.  The two GE 2.3 MW turbines are staged and ready in New York for erection late spring, with a target operation date of Summer 2019.

 

By |2018-11-02T15:19:32+00:00November 2nd, 2018|

Antrim Wind

Reed & Reed is underway on 29 MW Antrim Wind Project located in Antrim, NH.  As the EPC contractor, Reed & Reed has been working with Walden Green Energy over the past few years on permitting and design for the 9 turbine project.  Reed & Reed’s contract includes Engineering & Design, Civil Infrastructure, WTG Foundations & Erection, Underground & Overhead Electrical Collector System, Collector Substation construction, MET Tower work and the Operations & Maintenance Building.  Site construction started in August 2018, and Sargent Corporation is currently building the site civil infrastructure.  Turbine foundations will be starting up in late November, with the 9 Siemens SWT-3.2-113 turbines scheduled to arrive in May 2019 for commercial operation following in August.

By |2018-11-02T15:15:44+00:00November 2nd, 2018|

Main Street Bridge, Yarmouth

As winter approaches the crew has just completed the phase 2 deck placement and closure pour.  Sidewalk, bridge rail, membrane and paving remain to complete phase 2; at which time traffic can be switched for Phase 3, which includes the multi-use path, and decorative sitting walls and pavers below the bridge.

The $5 million Yarmouth Main Street bridge replacement project consists of replacing the existing 3-span arched concrete deck structure with a new structure that is nearly identical to the old.  The bridge includes decorative pilasters on the piers and abutments which require detailed work to replicate the original structures. The project is phased construction; with 2-way traffic required to be maintained on half of the old structure while the other half is removed and replaced.  Additionally, two-way traffic and pedestrian sidewalks are maintained beneath the structure on Main Street, with specifically allowed weekend closures of Main Street allowed for certain activities.

The approach roadwork for the project includes, relocating an on and off ramp for southbound Route 1 traffic, elevating final grades of mainline Route 1, utility relocations, and mitigating traffic impact to surrounding high-traffic roadways, intersections and nearby businesses and schools.  Phased roadwork, including temporary pavement and various temporary traffic control patterns to manage this work.

Finish work below the bridge includes concrete sitting walls, granite pavers and extensive lighting.  The bridge is a prominent structure located at the heart of Main Street in Yarmouth right next to City Hall and the town library and is where the annual Yarmouth Clam Festival is held; and will undoubtedly be the centerpiece for the town events in the area.

By |2018-11-01T20:17:20+00:00November 1st, 2018|

Beech Street Bridge – Lewiston

The Beech Street bridge replacement has begun in Lewiston.  This is a project for the City of Lewiston to replace the aging single lane bridge that accesses the Lewiston-Auburn park, location of big events such as the balloon festival and Dempsey Challenge.  Work began following the cleanup from this year’s Dempsey Challenge and is expected to be complete by end of year, with the exception of final paving and seeding.

The bridge itself is small, only 52’ x 30’, but the project has considerable complications due to congested underground and overhead utilities and 20’ deep abutment foundations.  The project includes replacing an active water line, active storm drain line, installing 2 storm drain manholes, and protecting an active natural gas pipeline and sewer line that are within 3’ of our excavation.  Once the foundations are complete we will set a pre-assembled pony truss bridge frame in place and then form and place the deck.

By |2018-11-01T20:11:15+00:00November 1st, 2018|

Deerfield Wind

The Deerfield Wind Project is a 30 MW wind generator facility located in Bennington County, Vermont.  The Project includes eight (8) 2.0 MW Gamesa G97 turbines and seven (7) 2.0 MW Gamesa G87 turbines, with spread-footing foundations, 6.4 miles of 34.5kV underground collector system, 5.1 miles of gravel ridgeline roads, and an operations building.  The site is located within the Green Mountain National Forest.

The project site is located primarily on two undeveloped woodland ridges south of Searsburg, Vermont in Bennington County. The ridges are separately referred to as either the East or West ridge, on either side of Vermont Route 8.

The project consisted of challenging schedule and site conditions.  As the first commercial wind project located within a National Forest utmost consideration was taken to maintain compliance with the environmental and stormwater permit requirements.

The project achieved commercial operation December 30, 2017.

 

 

By |2018-11-01T20:18:10+00:00November 1st, 2018|

Maine Turnpike York Toll Plaza Mile 8.8 Project, York, Maine

Reed & Reed has recently been awarded the Maine Turnpike York Toll Plaza Mile 8.8 Project in York, Maine.

The $40 million Mile 8.8 Project consists of constructing six (6) open, high-speed (70 mph) E-ZPass center lanes (3 in each direction) with overhead open frame gantries with electronic toll collection equipment, nine (9) cash lanes with toll booths (4 northbound and 5 southbound) with canopies, reconstruction of mainline to accommodate approach and departure lanes at the new toll plaza with construction of a precast pedestrian tunnel for employee access and utilities, and a new driveway from Chases Pond Road providing access to a new parking lot and Administration Building.

The work includes maintenance of traffic, clearing, drilling and blasting ledge, earthwork, concrete foundations and slabs, precast tunnel, paving, overhead sign structures, concrete barrier, guardrail, electrical systems and mechanical systems.

The work will start in November 2018 and be complete in the Summer 2021.

By |2018-11-01T19:27:26+00:00November 1st, 2018|

Maine Turnpike Exit 44 Open Road Tolling Project, Scarborough, Maine

The Exit 44 Open Road Tolling (ORT) Project in Scarborough Maine consists of replacing the existing toll plaza, construction of two northbound and two southbound open road tolling (ORT) lanes and two northbound and two southbound cash/E-ZPass lanes. It also includes construction of a precast pedestrian tunnel for employee access and utilities, construction of an Administration Building, reconfiguration of Exit 1 ramp, construction of snow plow turnarounds, demolition of existing toll plaza and reconstruction of the mainline to accommodate approach and departure grade and alignment differentials at the modified plaza for the Maine Turnpike.
The work includes maintenance of traffic, earthwork, shoring, piles, concrete, paving, overhead sign structures, concrete barrier, guardrail, electrical work, lighting, lightning suppression systems and demolition of the existing Exit 44 toll plaza and administration building.
The ORT lanes were completed in August 2018. Work on the cash lanes is underway and will be followed by the phased demolition of the existing plaza. The work started in April 2017 and planned to be complete in October 2019.

By |2018-11-01T19:24:50+00:00November 1st, 2018|

Main Street Bridge in Yarmouth

The Yarmouth Main Street bridge replacement project consists of replacing the existing 3-span arched concrete deck structure with a new structure that is nearly identical to the old. The bridge includes decorative pilasters on the piers and abutments which require detailed work to replicate the original structures. The project is phased construction with 2-way traffic required to be maintained on half of the old structure while the other half is removed and replaced. Additionally, two-way traffic and pedestrian sidewalks are maintained beneath the structure on Main Street with specifically allowed weekend closures of Main Street for demolition and falsework related activities. A combination of steel framing and a prefabricated deck forming system on a crane mat foundation is used during construction to form and place the arched concrete deck. Opening Phase 1 of the new bridge to traffic occurred in mid-June and demolition of the remaining half of the existing bridge followed immediately thereafter.

The approach roadwork for the project includes, relocating an on and off ramp for southbound Route 1 traffic, elevated final grades of mainline Route 1, utility relocations, and mitigating traffic impact to surrounding high-traffic roadways, intersections and nearby businesses and schools. Phased roadwork, including temporary pavement and various temporary traffic control patterns are used to manage this work.

Finish work below the bridge includes concrete sitting walls, granite pavers and extensive lighting. The bridge is a prominent structure located at the heart of Main Street in Yarmouth right next to City Hall and the town library and is where the annual Yarmouth Clam Festival is held and will undoubtedly be the centerpiece for the town events in the area.

By |2018-06-05T13:58:50+00:00June 5th, 2018|