Fast Fix 8, the $62-million project to replace eight Interstate 40 bridges in Nashville during weekend highway shutdowns, finished on Dec. 4, seven months early, which the state credits in part to its first use of construction manager-general contractor project delivery.
Mt. Polley Mine, site of Canada’s worst spill, is back in limited operation and seeking permits to return to full operation as one expert forecasts a dozen similar, serious failures by 2020 that could cost upward of $6 billion in damages.
Lane Construction Corp. crews, which completed a $56.5-million widening of Interstate 40 near Mt. Juliet, Tenn., in 2014, are back at the site, repairing the highway and adding drainage after repeated hydroplane-related wrecks.
Nashville Ready Mix Inc., charged with vehicular homicide and reckless homicide after one of its trucks was involved in a fatal crash in 2013, has pled no contest to the reckless homicide charge and paid a $200,000 fine.
A surge in hydroplane-related wrecks on a recently widened stretch of Interstate 40 has prompted Tennessee Dept. of Transportation officials to meet with representatives of Lane Construction Corp., the design-build contractor, to find a solution.
Kiewit Infrastructure Group beat the clock for a second time, as it demolished and replaced an Interstate 40 bridge in Nashville in less than 58 hours, using accelerated bridge construction to minimize traffic impact in a heavily traveled area.
Photo by AP Wideworld Houston motorists were stranded in their vehicles along North Main on May 26, as record rainfall caused flash flooding along major thoroughfares in the city and throughout the region. Related Links: After Sandy, FEMA Flood Maps Are a Moving Target Clear skies replaced storm clouds in Texas and Oklahoma on June 1, but floodwaters from May's record rains remained, slowing crews' efforts to determine damage totals as residents and businesses tried to return to flooded buildings.Texas, where 23 deaths had been confirmed by June 1, was declared a federal disaster area before the rain stopped. The
Related Links: Tenn. Contractor Appeals OSHA Fine, Judge Increases It Floating Batch Plant at New York's Tappan Zee Bridge Partially Collapses Nashville Ready Mix Inc., its president and two related companies face a 24-count indictment charging vehicular homicide and reckless homicide after one of the firm's trucks brakes failed, causing a fatal crash.The charges against Nashville Ready Mix Inc., Nashville Ready Mix of Clarksville LLC, Nashville Ready Mix of West Nashville LLC, and Mark Steven Meadows, president of all three, include operating a commercial vehicle without properly functioning brakes and operating a commercial vehicle that weighed 19,900 lbs over its
Enlarge Image Courtesy OSHA Crane operators repeatedly checked the "Repair" box for cables and resulted to using exclamation points to alert superiors of the need for repairs. They continued to operate it until the boom cable broke more than a month after this daily report. (Click to enlarge) A federal administrative law judge has upheld “willful violation” of workplace safety laws at a Tennessee construction site and increased the fine against Mountain States Contractors LLC to $60,000.The Occupational Safety and Health Administration initially levied a $56,000 fine after a crane collapsed after its main boom cable broke at bridge replacement
Related Links: 'Flawed Design' Caused Failure of Mount Polley Mine's Earthen Dam, Say Investigators Mount Polley Dam Failure Raises Bar for Pebble Mine Backers Imperial Metals Corp., owner of the mine that caused Canada's worst mining disaster in history, has started limited production at an even bigger mine, which could be a threat to Alaska's $2-billion annual salmon and tourism business.Meanwhile, Imperial has applied for a temporary restart of Mount Polley Mine, where a tailings storage pond failed in August 2014, spewing 4.3 billion gallons of water and 10.3 million cu yd of mine tailings and construction waste into two