Antrim, NH Wind Project

Sometimes the pre-construction phase of a project can be longer that the actual construction phase.  Such is the case at the Antrim wind project where Reed & Reed has been in a support role for over 9 years. But happily, in April 2018 the project finally received the go ahead to build. We mobilized in July 2018 and our civil subcontractor Sargent Corporation started moving earth. We had a little over 3 miles of access roads to build, as well as 9 Turbine pads, O&M building subgrade fill, and a Substation yard. Reed & Reed’s substation crew built the collector substation yard while waiting for turbine deliveries to begin in May, 2019.  Foundations are complete and mud season is almost behind us.

Reed & Reed’s electrical team is building the underground and overhead collector systems and the project substation.

We will move one of our M-16000 top-out cranes to Antrim to erect the nine Siemens 2.3mw turbines on 80-meter towers.  The work is scheduled for a September 2019 final completion.

By |2019-04-19T18:18:44+00:00April 19th, 2019|

Gardiner, Maine Bridges

Work is underway on this $12.6 million project to replace two high-traffic bridges in downtown Gardiner and add a new pedestrian bridge over Cobbosseecontee Stream. The Maine Avenue bridge is a contractor option detail-build, which will be comprised of 78-foot long concrete Next Beams, founded on precast concrete abutments and H-piles. Reed & Reed will be allowed a 15-day closure to shut the road down, detour traffic around the site, and demolish and construct the new bridge.

The Bridge Street structure will replace a 3-span concrete bridge with a 135-foot long steel stringer bridge with a conventional concrete deck, rail and curb. Reed & Reed will build this bridge on temporary supports next to the existing bridge and then slide it into place. We have 30 days to shut down and demolish the existing bridge and slide the new bridge into place and put traffic back on it.  This new bridge will sit on micro-piles and precast abutments, which are to be built under the existing bridge before we begin the 30-day closure.

Our earthwork subcontractor Steven McGee is locally based and plays a key role in coordinating and managing traffic flows through the congested site.  As is typical for projects like these, many utilities must be relocated through the project and keeping traffic flowing smoothly is a key goal.

Work is scheduled to be complete in November, 2020.

By |2019-04-19T19:06:54+00:00April 19th, 2019|

Ossipee, NH Bridge & Highway Project

The Ossipee Bridge project is well under way. The $17 million project consists of replacing three bridges on busy Route 16 in Ossipee, NH and reconstructing some 3.4 miles of roadway. One of the bridges will be built while we shift traffic onto a detour while the other two require us to construct the new bridges adjacent to the existing bridges and during an 84-hour closure, demolish the old bridges and slide in the new ones. This will be accomplished over 2 construction seasons.  It is our understanding that this is the first “slide-in” bridge project for NHDOT.  Reed & Reed has successfully completed several bridge slide projects previously.


Our earthwork subcontractor A.J. Coleman is performing the roadwork while Reed & Reed completes the three bridges.  Because of the heavy seasonal traffic in the region, the are a number of restrictions on operations to minimize the impact on traffic during construction.


Reed & Reed is driving 24-inch and 30-inch pipe piles up to 200 feet to bedrock, constructing precast and cast-in-place concrete abutments and piers and building composite steel beam and concrete superstructures for all three bridges.  Work is on schedule for a June 25, 2021 completion.

By |2019-04-19T19:08:30+00:00April 19th, 2019|

York, Maine Open Road Tolling Project

Work is underway on another Maine Turnpike Open Road Tolling plaza project at the southern entrance to our beautiful state. This $39.4 million project is somewhat similar to Reed & Reed’s Scarborough Exit 44 project except it will have three high speed open road tolling lanes in each direction plus five cash lanes southbound and four cash lanes northbound.  In May 2019 Reed & Reed will begin constructing the 316-foot long service tunnel that runs under the toll plaza in York. There is also a new 1200-ft long access road into the site from Chase’s Pond Road leading to the new Administration Building.

R.J. Grondin & Sons, our earthwork subcontractor, has been on site since the start of the project in November 2018 and has made much progress blasting and excavating much of the 47,000 cubic yards of rock.  Prior to each blast the State Police stop the 3 lanes of traffic in each direction until the all clear signal is given. The penalty for stoppages that last longer than 6 minutes is $1,000 per minute.  Through the planning efforts of Grondin, Maine Drilling & Blasting, and our team, traffic stops are usually less than 2 minutes. We are currently in Phase 1 of the project which enables us to do much of the earthwork, tunnel, building foundation, administration building, sign foundations, access road and paving work outside of the existing 3 lanes of northbound and southbound traffic. This work will be completed by the end of the summer so we can shift traffic outboard and begin the phase 2 work in the middle where traffic is running now.

The project is on schedule for a June 21, 2021 completion.

By |2019-04-19T19:09:13+00:00April 19th, 2019|

Hunter Cove Bridge – Rangeley

In April 2018, the State of Maine awarded Reed & Reed, Inc. the Hunter Cove Bridge project in the amount of 1.1M. The project was listed as an ABC (Accelerated Bridge Construction) project. The project consisted of closing the road and detouring traffic for a maximum period of 100 calendar days. The existing 68’ single span bridge was removed and replaced with a steel pile supported, single 78’ span with a concrete deck on steel girder bridge. In addition, the 500 lineal feet of approaches received new riprap, gravel subbase, pavement and guardrail. The project was complete 10 days ahead of schedule.

By |2018-11-02T16:38:59+00:00November 2nd, 2018|

Embden / Solon Bridge

The Embden – Solon project, valued at $2.9M, consists of removing and replacing the existing 520’ long, 7-span Bridge with concrete deck over the Kennebec River. The project has to be completed in two phases, maintaining one lane of traffic at all times. The two existing concrete t-beam end spans will be completely removed and replaced with new structural steel beams and concrete deck. Reed & Reed teamed up with Stantec Engineering to redesign the concrete deck. Stantec Engineering did a excellent job redesigning the superstructure in a timely matter, allowing plenty of time to order materials required to start the project in August 2018. The project will work all winter and finish in June 2019.

By |2018-11-02T16:32:22+00:00November 2nd, 2018|

I-91 Bridge Replacement – Rockingham, VT

Phase 1 of the $44 million I-91 Rockingham VT Bridge Replacement Project is nearing completion.  The north bound bridge that carries Vermont I-91 over the Williams River will be complete ready for traffic by the end of November, 2018.

The new 880-foot-long bridge is a 4-span structure, with spliced concrete beams and a concrete bridge deck.  The bridge deck is 130 ft. above the Williams River.  This project will complete Reed & Reed’s first ever spliced concrete beam bridge.  The Beam structure consists of five runs of 7 individual concrete beams that were installed on temporary support framework, aligned and held in position with thirty strong backs.  Cast in place concrete closures were placed between the ends of the beams and then three, 19 strand tendons running from abutment to abutment were installed, tensioned and grouted.  Once the strands were tensioned and all 76 concrete diaphragms were placed the supporting framework and strong backs were removed, bridge decking and reinforcing installed followed by the deck and barrier placements.  After new South Bound crossovers are complete traffic will be switched to the new structure in early December and the process of demolition and replacement of the south bound structure will begin.

By |2018-11-05T18:43:18+00:00November 2nd, 2018|

Ossipee, NH Bridges

On Oct. 18, 2018 the New Hampshire DOT awarded Reed & Reed a $17 million contract to replace three bridges and rebuild 3.5 miles of Rt. 16 in Ossipee New Hampshire.

This project will run for approximately 2 years and replace bridges over the Bear Camp River, the Bear Camp Overflow Channel and Lovell Stream.  The project will begin in early November with clearing of right-of-way and relocation of utilities.

The Bear Camp River Bridge and the Overflow Channel Bridge are designed as slide in projects where the new bridge is built adjacent to the existing bridge then when complete the road is detoured for an 84 hour long weekend, the existing bridges are demolished in place and the new bridges are slid into position.  It will be a busy 84 hours.

By |2018-11-05T18:44:10+00:00November 2nd, 2018|

Wyman Dam Dredging

Brookfield White Pine Hydro, LLC procured Reed and Reed in the Summer of 2018 for dredging timber from behind the Wyman Dam located in Bingham, Maine. This project included the removal of approximately 1200 tons of timber material located in front of the dam intakes. In 2007, Reed and Reed, performed similar work for the previous dam owner. The project also included installing a temporary 50-foot access trestle from the northerly shore, and mobilizing 9 sections of sectional barge Flexifloats for the 518 Linkbelt Crane-(150 ton) to sit on. The project began August 1st, 2018 and dredging was complete by mid-October.

By |2018-11-02T15:26:30+00:00November 2nd, 2018|

Harpswell – Mitchell Field

The Town of Harpswell procured Reed and Reed in the Fall of 2017 for the demolition of the existing Mitchell Field Pier. This project included the removal of a 240-foot-long concrete pier and associated pilings, a 240 lineal foot U-shaped boat dock composed of a concrete cap and sheet pile walls, and a breasting platform and two dolphin platforms (Five- 40-foot diameter sheet pile cells filled with gravel and fill). Approximately 40,000 tons of gravel material were dredged from the cells, 4800 tons of concrete removed, and over 1700 tons of steel and piling removed. The project’s construction schedule was set for May of 2019. The project began in January of 2018 and was substantially completed by September 2018, 7 months ahead of original schedule and on budget.

By |2018-11-02T15:25:26+00:00November 2nd, 2018|