Runway Widening at Westmoreland County Airport

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.

 

 

19,000 Cubic Yards of Roller Compacted Concrete

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.

Arnold Palmer Regional Airport Project

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.

Route 30 Emergency Slide Remediation – AWARD WINNER!

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

 

Airport authority awards Arnold Palmer taxiway project…

“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.”

Read the full article here:
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/airport-authority-awards-arnold-palmer-taxiway-project-eyes-terminal-parking-expansions/

Golden Triangle GIVES this Holiday season!

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.

 

Steel girder erection is underway on the 55C1-1 section of the PA turnpike Southern Beltway

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.

 

GTC in the News!

Bridge, slide repairs top $200M in road work this construction season

2018 ACPA “Excellence in Concrete Pavement” Silver Award Winners!

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

2018 ACPA “Excellence in Concrete Pavement” Gold Award Winners!

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 GOLD from Fort Lauderdale, FL in the “Divided Highways- Rural” category for our US119 CoLine-Crossover Road project in Mt. Pleasant, PA.

Follow the link to the ACPA website to learn more: http://www.acpa.org/dh-rural-gold18/

Golden Triangle’s US119 CoLine-Crossover Road GOLD STANDARD TEAM (from left to right):

Anthony Pastin, Project Manager

Domenic Lagana Jr., Foreman

Mauro Ranallo, Superintendent

David Sciullo, P.E., Vice President of Construction

Joey Fischer, Superintendent

Hamze Samara, P.E., SAI Engineering

Jim Hunter, Superintendent

Chuck Niederriter, Chief Operations Officer

Drew Niederriter, Project Engineer