V&G’s $32 Million Corridor “H” Project

Steep Angles, Hard Rock, Strict Protocols Make It One Of Toughest Jobs Ever
(3rd Quarter 2010)

A Look “Through The Lens at Vecellio & Grogan’s Corridor “H” Highway Construction Project in Grant County, West Virginia

Job Facts:
• $32 Million WVDOH Contract
• 1.9 Miles of 4-Lane Highway
• 5.7 Million c.y. Earthwork
• 613’ Long Bridge
• 10’ x 10’ x 1,420’ Box Culvert

(Photos by Carl Thiemann)
V&G crew members Argel Cook, Jr. and Greg Timberlake secure steel girders near the top of a row of bridge piers. A form will be placed on the girders and a concrete cap poured to support a Corridor H bridge crossing a local road. (Photo by Carl Thiemann)
V&G crew members Argel Cook, Jr. and Greg Timberlake secure steel girders near the top of a row of bridge piers. A form will be placed on the girders and a concrete cap poured to support a Corridor H bridge crossing a local road.

Project Manager Jim Smith radios to crew members below as he monitors job progress from an access road higher up the mountain. With the project’s steep angles, narrow work area, hard rock and many environmental protocols, Smith calls it “the toughest job I’ve ever worked on in my 42 years in this business.”  (Photo by Carl Thiemann)
Project Manager Jim Smith radios to crew members below as he monitors job progress from an access road higher up the mountain. With the project’s steep angles, narrow work area, hard rock and many environmental protocols, Smith calls it “the toughest job I’ve ever worked on in my 42 years in this business.”

Dozer Operator Harold Eye spreads excess fill material in a waste area. In the background are temporary haul roads and access roads along the upper edges of V&G's Corridor H project in Grant County, WV. (Photo by Carl Thiemann)
Dozer Operator Harold Eye spreads excess fill material in a waste area. In the background are temporary haul roads and access roads along the upper edges of the project.

Crane Operator Lee Roberts inspects lumber next to a rebar cage on V&G's Corridor H project in Grant County, WV. (Photo by Carl Thiemann)
Crane Operator Lee Roberts inspects lumber next to a rebar cage.

Junior Alkires spreads sealant between segments of a box culvert, which will be covered with backfill to bring the area up to grade. (Photo by Carl Thiemann)
Junior Alkires spreads sealant between segments of a box culvert, which will be covered with backfill to bring the area up to grade.

Bridge crew members, including Darrell Vaughn, left, work under the supervision of Superintendent Argel Cook and Foreman Floyd Adkins to move, lift and secure a steel girder that will support a cap form. (Photo by Carl Thiemann)Bridge crew members, including Darrell Vaughn, left, work under the supervision of Superintendent Argel Cook and Foreman Floyd Adkins to move, lift and secure a steel girder that will support a cap form. (Photo by Carl Thiemann)
Bridge crew members, including Darrell Vaughn, left, work under the supervision of Superintendent Argel Cook and Foreman Floyd Adkins to move, lift and secure a steel girder that will support a cap form.

Foreman David Holly and Roller Operator Tonja Chandler check measurements in an area of fill. (Photo by Carl Thiemann)
Foreman David Holly and Roller Operator Tonja Chandler check measurements in an area of fill.

An erosion control pond is one of many environmental protocols on the job. (Photo by Carl Thiemann)Haul Truck Operator Darcy Young supplies material for a fill bench. (Photo by Carl Thiemann)
Left: An erosion control pond is one of many environmental protocols on the job. Right: Haul Truck Operator Darcy Young supplies material for a fill bench.

(Photos by Carl Thiemann)