Highway 17 Bypass In Washington Among 2010 Top Construction Projects

A bypass in the east was named one of 2010's best construction projects.

The Highway 17 bypass in Washington was one of the most significant construction projects of 2010, according to the Associated General Contractors of America.

The project's contractors, Flatiron Constructors, Inc. and United Infrastructure Group, Inc., were among 20 firms to receive the association's Build America award that recognizes the nation's most significant construction projects.

Flatiron and United received the award for a new design-build project for developing a new top-down construction approach specifically designed and built for this project, resulting in minimal impact to the wetlands and an accelerated construction schedule. It was the world's first application of a pile driving operation from an erection gantry, and offered a safer way to build the bridge by eliminating the need for construction of a temporary work bridge.

A panel of judges, representing all areas of construction, evaluated over 115 projects this year, assessing each project's complexity, use of innovative construction techniques and coordination with partners.


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  • by ashish Location: new delhi on Apr 11, 2011 at 04:49 PM
    This is very good site. ===================== http://www.gov-auctions.org
  • by Beachbum3 on Mar 25, 2011 at 04:42 PM
    Just more chest thumping comming from the contracting industry it's self which in my personal opinion totaly amounts to nothing. .just another meanless award dreammed up to make the highway contrcution industry loook good in the eye of the generall public when in fac te opposite is true with regards to the quality of highway constructin project across this entire state can you say I-40-15/501 OR US-117 ALSO KNOWN AS THE NEW DESIGATION OF I795 THAT HAVE COST THE STATES TAXPAYERS UNJUSTIFIABLEY HUGH SUMS OF EXTRA MONEYS THE QUALITY OF ROAD CONSTRUCTIONS HAS FALLEN SO FAR THAT IT HAS TURELY ENDANGERED THE STATES HIGHWAY REPUBTION OF BEING NATIONALLY KNOWN AS THE GOOD ROADS STATE. THANK YOU
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Mar 25, 2011 at 04:21 PM
    I am sure that most of you think avoiding Knightdale going through Raleigh is a good thing. "myself"...there is plenty to see and experience in Washington....Down on Mainstreet...where can you go and get a $5 dollar lunch with drink? You should cross the bridge once and awhile man....Burger King?
  • by myself Location: choco on Mar 25, 2011 at 11:43 AM
    To anon: lol, I have to agree. Everyone complains about the traffic. Then they complain about new construction to ease the traffic. Then they complain about where the new construction is. Then they complain about how long it takes. Quite frankly, there is not much in Washington to stop for. If the city would make it easier for business to grow, especially downtown, we might actually get more traffic. I have had too many tourists stop in my store and complain that there is nothing to do or see. See, more complaining...
  • by anon Location: raleigh on Mar 25, 2011 at 07:41 AM
    what needs to be done is build a bypass around rhe entire state of NC then all these folks can whine and argue with each other continuously without interference from the outside world. whining about everything and everyone else seems to be a popular pastime here in NC.
  • by will Location: lenoir co on Mar 25, 2011 at 06:01 AM
    check out the 7 over passes built in lenoir county to lead to the road to no where.make it go to greenville or back to hwy 70. but this makes no since to have 7 over passes and on off ramps that goes to a 7 mile dead end.please some one ride over there and figure this out
  • by cents to me on Mar 25, 2011 at 04:52 AM
    not a waste to me, safe me time, gas and hey Washington did not want business to come to the little town so GO BY PASS!!
  • by Anonymous on Mar 25, 2011 at 03:45 AM
    Waste; it's a BYPASS. Not a tourist attraction or something that Washington needs to justify. The fact that its designed to BYPASS Washington should make that obvious. Fred; As for the southbound yankees heading to Florida, they don't get there via Washington, they stay on I-95. Local; You are absolutely right. Look what happened to Roper, Creswell, soon Maysville, Belgrade, Pollocksville, and add Elizabeth City, on and on as NCDOT bypasses all of these towns. Kills them dead.
  • by waste on Mar 25, 2011 at 02:34 AM
    yea its nice but for 200 mil. it should change the oil in my car while crossing. washington does not and will not have the kind of traffic to justify it.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 24, 2011 at 10:22 PM
    NOW FINISH THE OTHER HALF
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