Vecellio & Grogan is working with Chesapeake Energy in the ridgelines of northern West Virginia to correct a number of gas well drilling sites which were originally constructed by another contractor and have begun to fail or slide.
Drawing on its decades of heavy/highway and site development experience in mountainous regions, V&G has worked to correct Chesapeakes Macedonia-Yoho and Harlin sites, and is teaming with AMEC Engineering on a design-build site plan to correct the Ray Baker site. The work will produce long-term stability for Chesapeakes drilling activities on the site, as well as safety and protection for area residents and a trout stream.
Above: V&G is nearly finished building a two-mile section of Corridor H in Grant County, WV. Shown is Cut 1, which required excavating and removing 4 million cu. yds. of material. (Photo by Jim Smith)
Driving In Harsh Winter Weather Calls For Extra Safety Steps
(4th Quarter 2011)
Harsh winter conditions, such as snow, freezing temperatures or icy roads, make driving more challenging. Here are some tips to help you stay safer:
* Be sure your vehicle works properly. Check the battery, lights, belts, brakes, tires, wipers, defroster, heater and exhaust.
* Let someone know where youre going before setting out in bad weather.
* Have basic essentials in the vehicle with you: snow brush, ice scraper, shovel, sand, washer fluid, food, water, blankets, and extra clothing.
* Clear all snow and ice from vehicle before driving.
* Use your headlights and seat belts!
* Drive at a safe and appropriate speed for existing road and visibility conditions.
* If you have anti-lock brakes, apply even, steady pressure when stopping.
* If you do not have anti-lock brakes, pump the brake when stopping on slippery surfaces.
* If conditions become severe, find a safe place to park until they improve.