Golden Triangle Construction is on schedule to reopen the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport on Friday Morning, September 25th at 6:00AM. The airport has been closed since 8:00PM on September 8th to complete drainage and electrical work inside the runway safety area as well as to do the final paving and painting of the runway. The project to widen and strengthen Runway 6/24 to support larger aircraft began in April and was constructed mostly under nightly closures.
Learn more about the project here: http://gtcpgh.com/project/arnold-palmer-regional-airport-widen-and-strengthen-runway-6-24-phase-ii-2/
17,447 tons of asphalt has been placed to date!
Golden Triangle crews have been working hard at the Westmoreland County Airport!
The project included the widening of runway 6/24 from 100 to 150 feet, 25 feet on each side of the runway, with over 40,000 CY of excavation, 17,000 LF of underdrain, 90,000 tons of aggregate subbase, and 19,000 tons of asphalt. . In addition, 1000 feet of the Runaway was overlaid with 3 inches of asphalt where permanent light fixtures were installed. The work occurs during nightly closures of the Runway.
This is what 19,000 Cubic Yards of Roller Compacted Concrete looks like!
Before and after shots of the Upper Deckers Creek Dam in West Virginia where, as a subcontractor, Golden Triangle crews placed this massive amount of RCC for overtopping protection of the existing dam.
It was a beautiful evening in Latrobe on May 26th. This shot indicates GT crews working hard on the placement of the 2nd lift of asphalt on west side at the Runway 24 end for Golden Triangle’s Arnold Palmer Regional Airport Project – Widen and Strengthen Runway 6/24, Phase II.
Golden Triangle Construction was the contractor on this Emergency job in 2018. For the reconstruction of SR30 which included construction of a 400 LF solider pile retaining wall with tiebacks, 35,000 CY of excavation, 30,000 CY of rock embankment, 15,000 of soil embankment, and reconstruction of the roadway. The schedule required working 7 days per week, 24 hours per day.
The project has been selected to receive a National Award from the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists as their Outstanding Environmental and Engineering Geologic Project, nominated by their Greater Pittsburgh Chapter. More about the award can be found here https://www.aegweb.org/OEEGProjectAward.
“a. NATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE OF PROJECT
U.S. Route 30 is a major east–west, coast-to-coast highway. The roadway is the third longest U.S. highway, extending 3,073 miles across the northern tier of the U.S. from Atlantic City, New Jersey, to Salt Lake City, Utah. The portion of Route 30 extending through Pennsylvania is perhaps the most famous of all the U.S. highways, the Lincoln Highway, known as one of the earliest transcontinental highway routes for automobiles across the U.S. Today, the route stretches between two major cities of the Commonwealth, east from Philadelphia west to Pittsburgh.
On April 6, 2018, on a four-lane stretch of the Lincoln Highway located in East Pittsburgh Borough, Allegheny County, engineers from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and Gannett Fleming were investigating a troubled section of Route 30. The roadway, a principal artery between the suburbs and downtown Pittsburgh, was experiencing surface displacement problems.
The investigation revealed much more than expected. The team detected a crack in a retaining wall near the base of the slope below the highway, as well as signs that the retaining wall was beginning to shift—evidence that accelerating surface movements identified at the roadway grade, may be the result of underlying slope movement. Recognizing imminent danger, the team alerted police to evacuate a residential community at the base of the slope.
Within hours and shortly before daybreak on April 7, a landslide sent 300 feet of roadway and thousands of tons of soil plummeting 90 feet down the steep hillside, destroying a home and two apartment buildings.”
Route 30 Slide: Before and After
“Golden Triangle Construction has begun work on actual widening of the Arnold Palmer runway, from 100 feet to 150 feet, which should make it easier for pilots to land during inclement weather.”
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Our biggest toy donation yet! We’re humbled by the generosity of our awesome employees for making this years donation to CAWP CLC’s Treasures for Children 2019 Toy Drive to benefit the Western PA Salvation Army. These toy donations will be distributed in Western PA to children in need. Golden Triangle and it’s employees are proud to be major donors to this great cause once again spreading joy to children in our local communities.
Beautiful Drone shots of the new section of PA Turnpike!
Steel girder erection is underway on the 55C1-1 section of the PA turnpike Southern Beltway. The dual, 4-span structures consist of 72 individual steel sections which are field spliced to create the 1015’ continuous composite bridges over SR 50 and Millers Run Road. Golden Triangle is the structures subcontractor for Beaver Excavating on this section. This structure work is anticipated to be completed by the end of 2019.
American Concrete Pavement Association has named the 2018 National Program Winners for the 29th annual “Excellence in Concrete Pavement” silver and gold Awards. Golden Triangle employees brought home the SILVER from Fort Lauderdale, FL in the “Overlays, Highways” category for our Chester Unbonded Concrete Overlay Project in Chester, WV.
Follow the link to the ACPA website to learn more: http://www.acpa.org/overlays-highways-silver/
Golden Triangle’s Chester Unbonded Concrete Overlay Project SILVER AWARD TEAM (from left to right):
Charlie Swart, P.E., Design Engineer-WVDOT District 6
Ryan Pendeville, Project Engineer
Trey Bucci, Project Engineer
Sean Stiger, Batch Plant Technician
Craig Whyte, Estimator
Andy Salo, Foreman
Chip Dalesandro, Project Manager
Josh Prosser, Batch Plant Operator
David Sciullo, P.E., Vice President of Construction
Jason Hultz, Paving Operator
Chuck Niederriter, Chief Operations Officer
Cassie Bucci, Quality Control Director
Mickey Larocka, Foreman
Mickey Richards, Batch Plant Supervisor