Colorado Public Works Journal, Spring 2021

UPDATES Works News IHC SCOTT - NEW OWNERSHIP In January 2021 Clyde Companies, Inc. pur- chased Interstate Highway Construction (IHC) in a stock acquisition finalized on December 31, 2020. IHC will merge with Scott Contract- ing, a Denver based construction company acquired by Clyde Companies in 2018. Clyde companies are confident that each companies individual strengths will combine in a dynamic and successful alliance that will produce even better results for clients, project partners and customers. The merge of companies will operate under the name of IHC Scott, Inc. Clyde Companies is a privately owned construction organization that employs over 4,000 professionals throughout the intermoun- tain west. Clyde Companies is dedicated to its core values and mission of Building Better Community. Clyde Companies remain committed to provid- ing the incredible services that you have come to expect from IHC. They want to ensure that valued relationships with their customers are maintained. Questions or inquiries relating to the acquisition can be directed to Jim Randall, President of IHC Scott on 303 790 9100 Spring 2021 | 9 CDOT investment in rural Colorado improves safety for travelers between Fowler and Manzanola. US 50 carries a significant amount of large semi-truck traffic in addition to local traffic, and Castle Rock Construction Company (CRCC) paved a 7-mile segment in southeast Colorado from Fowler to Manzanola with concrete this summer to address both safety and pavement condition concerns. According to CDOT’s project website, the project improved safety by: • Widening and lengthening the existing passing lane • Placing safety rumble strips at centerline and shoulders • Repairing bridges within the project limits • Reconstruction of crumbling roadway The initial work consisted of milling the existing asphalt surface and ex- cavation of new right of way for longer passing lanes at the Apishapa River crossing. The concrete crews then arrived to pave the 6” thick concrete overlay and construct the 8” concrete pavement on aggre- gate base in the widening and structure tie-in areas. The closing of US 50 to accomplish the upgrades allowed the project to be completed much more safely and quicker, and access was maintained for all local residents during the road closure. CDOT originally planned to have the roadway reopened before Thanksgiving, but the project finished ahead of schedule and opened earlier than planned on October 17th. Early Opening for Concrete Overlay Project on US 50 “This project is a great example of where a thin concrete overlay was utilized to improve the condition of an asphalt road that was not in good condition. Using the existing roadway as a base for the upgrade saved CDOT and taxpayers money and shortened the project dura- tion. The paving ride numbers compete with the smoothest highways in the state, and the concrete will serve the travelling public for decades to come with minimal maintenance. CRCC appreciates the partnership with CDOT on this project and is proud to have been a part of it.” Amy Brooks, COO. Jody Pieper, Colorado Department of Transportation had this to say about the project, “In my opinion, the US 50 Project was a very good example of the owner and contractor keeping the lines of communica- tion open. CDOT and CRCC continuously kept the conversation going and it resulted in a high-quality project delivered well under the esti- mated time.” The project adhered to COVID-19 regulations and prioritized the safety of the workers and the traveling public. Thank you to everyone involved for helping to increase the longevity, durability, and smooth- ness of Colorado’s roads with this concrete overlay project!

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