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freeway widening

Discussion in 'Showtime!' started by oakland, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. oakland

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    :drinkuphi everybody, got some pics today of a huge new project here. it consists of redoing and widening 6 miles of freeway. knife river is the contractor for the 111.2 million dollar project. i will start from the beggining and work my way up till now. the project goes until 2010 so there will be iron out there for a while.:)
     

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  2. oakland

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    some more.
     

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    That lowbed is huuuge!
     
  4. oakland

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    okay so i went out today and found this they have ran a conveyor belt across the freeway. its a very interesting setup.
     

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    Now that is cool ! :cool2 :D
     
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    that is awesome, very cool idea! Great pics!
     
  7. oakland

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    yeah its a really fast and safe way to get dirt to the other side. i got some more pics today of the operation as well as some more equipment pictures.:)
     

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    heres some water trucks as well as some more earthmoving equipment
     

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    Please......Slow down in the cone zone.....

    Nice pics :drinkup

    I'm not sure how many in here have ever had the chance to work on a project like this ,
    but IMHO a freeway job is the most dangerous kind of work there is for those of us in the construction trades.

    Any time you are put in a position where motorists,
    many of who are in need of a rectal/cranial inversion are speeding by at 15-30 miles per hr. above the posted speed limit,
    there is going to be a certain number of mishaps. :eek:
    On the I-15 Baker truck lane project, there was some kind of accident every single day.
    We even watched a CHP pull over some idiot running through our lane closure doing 105mph :eek:
    He got to ride in the back seat of a CHP cruiser that day.
    He's lucky he didnt kill someone....or one of us.
    The only time I was ever injured was working on a freeway overpass project here in Indio.
    I know what its like to truly be "lucky" ;)
    :cool:
     
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    i agree with you roll over pete 100% but atleast on this project they have the concrete barriers spanning the entire 6.2 miles of the project and they have the conveyor which cuts down on truck traffic.:)
     
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    more pics :D
     

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  13. pwrstroke6john

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    Nice pictures. I really need to buy a camera for road trips
     
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    yes a camera really helps on any trip i take mine everywhere i go. you never know what you might see! got some more pics uploaded today of some more equipment. 1st is a deere 350d in the middle of i-84 2nd is a newer knife river paver that was parked by the conveyor. 3rd and 4th are more equipment by the conveyor. and 6th is a d6h lgp ready to be loaded up. i know this doesent even compare to burnouts 385s and 1250 :notworthy but it was the only thing not in the middle of the freeway:). i cant get hit taking pictures of these:D:p.
     

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    Appears to be a very cool project, thanks for sharing. Please continue to share your pics.
     
  16. N.CarolinaDozer

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    This is off the wall, but I noticed a double tanker in a pic, and a triple pup (R+L) in another. Wierd to see that considering they dont allow it in N.C. Good Pics!
     
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    okay so i know its been a while between pics but i do have some more.
     

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    I haven't been out that way for a couple years but it seemed that there was more congestion just before Boise. Nice pics though. Snow in june though eh?
     
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    its shown january through last week project really started in june though:drinkup
     
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    Figured, just had to poke fun at ya for the late posting!