GEORGIA STATE EDITION
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GDOT Heads Up SR I-275/SR 407 Resurfacing Project By Brenda Ruggiero CEG CORRESPONDENT
“The project is unique in the fact that it involves micro-milling of one-and-one-quarter inches of asphalt to provide a texture suitable for use as a temporary riding surface or immediate overlay. This surface can be left unpaved for one day. This has never been done on an interstate project before.”
Near Atlanta, a resurfacing project headed by the Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) is well under way and scheduled for completion on Dec. 31. The $10,898,313 contract was awarded to E.R. Snell Contractor Inc., Snellville, Ga., and is funded by the state. It involves I-285/SR407 at Ashford Dunwoody Road (CR 1764), extending to Chamblee-Tucker Road. It also includes bridge decking and joint Mark D. McKinnon seals. Georgia DOT According to Mark D. McKinnon, Atlanta regional media coordinator of Georgia DOT, notice to proceed was given on May 24, 2011, but the contractor did not begin work until July 7. He noted that DOT project personnel includes eight people. The contractor also will have a milling crew with six people and an asphalt paving crew with 11 people and 24 dump truck operators to start. Work will be completed on one lane first. “The project is unique in the fact that it involves micro-milling of one-and-one-quarter inches of asphalt to provide a texture suitable for use as a temporary riding surface or immediate overlay,” McKinnon said. “This surface can be left unpaved for one day. This has never been done on an interstate project before. The micromilled area has to be completely The project is unique in the fact that it involves micro- milling of one-and-onesee DOT page 2
quarter inches of asphalt to provide a texture suitable for use as a temporary riding surface or immediate overlay.
The $10,898,313 contract was awarded to E.R. Snell Contractor Inc., Snellville, Ga., and is funded by the state.
DOT project personnel includes eight people. The contractor also will have a milling crew with six people and an asphalt paving crew with 11 people and 24 dump truck operators to start.
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GUCA Presents Legislative Service Golden Shovel Award The Georgia Utility Contractors Association Inc. presents the Golden Shovel Legislative Service Award once a year to the Georgia state representative or senator who exemplifies character and initiative to help make productive changes to improve the quality of the environment, stimulate the economy, provide jobs and play an integral role in passing favorable or opposing oppressive legislation that affects the utility construction industry. This year Sen. Ross Tolleson was instrumental in introducing and passing SB 122 which helps provide investments for water infrastructure and in turn will help create utility construction jobs and address Georgia’s water needs. This award was presented during the 2011 GUCA Annual Conference, June 17 to 19, 2011, at the Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island, Fla. Tolleson was the keynote presenter during the Saturday Awards Breakfast where he highlighted the benefits and ramifications of SB 122 and spoke on Leadership Skills. Tolleson stated: “This bill is entirely about local control. It simply gives local governments another tool to finance an infrastructure project to meet that community’s water needs. The Water Supply Act complements the conservation bill we passed last year and puts Georgia on the path to ensuring we can maintain the water resources needed to keep up with a rap- GUCA Lobbyist Mo Thrash (L) presents the GUCA Golden Shovel Legislative Service Award to Sen. Ross Tolleson. idly growing state.”
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cleaned of dust, residue, and loose milled material and pass a ridge valley target of one -sixteenth-inch on the riding surface. This will require micro milling 521,500 square yards on the interstate roadway, milling of 130,394 square yards on interstate ramps, and 36,000 tons of asphalt.” The major subcontractor is the Miller Group of Morrow, Ga. It is currently working on 11 GDOT projects in Bryan, Chatham, Fulton, Richmond, Glynn, Baldwin, DeKalb, Wilkinson and Berrien counties. These projects all consist of asphalt milling and resurfacing. It also recently completed a micro-milling project in Troup County. (This story also can be found on Construction Equipment Guide’s Web site at www.constructionequipmentguide.com.) CEG This project will require micro milling 521,500 sq. yds. (436,040 sq m) on the interstate roadway, milling of 130,394 sq. yds. (109,026 sq m) on interstate ramps, and 36,000 tons (32,658 t) of asphalt.
Tolleson was elected to the Georgia Senate in 2002, where he has served nine years representing Georgia’s 20th District. He serves as the chairman of the Natural Resources and Environment committee, serves as a member of the Rules, Appropriations and Transportation committees and is an ex-officio member of the Regulated Industries committee. He is a financial advisor for UBS Paine Webber in Macon, Ga. Tolleson and Lowell Shepley are the founding partners of the Shepley Tolleson Financial Group. Tolleson was a founder of Crossroads Bank of Perry, Ga. which was chartered in 1986. He served on the board of directors for 12 years. He presently serves on the board of directors of Security Bank of Houston County. He is a member of the Perry Chamber of Commerce and was a former director of the Chamber Board. Tolleson also served as chairman of the board of trustees of the Westfield Schools in 2000-2001. Georgia Utility Contractors Association Inc. is a non-profit state trade association located in metro Atlanta. Representing more than 300 utility contractors and affiliated firms statewide, GUCA members provide the materials and workforce to build and maintain the state’s network of water, sewer, gas, telecommunications and other utility systems. For more information, visit www.guca.com.
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Yancey Bros. Hosts Cat Truck Event at Its Austell Facility
The new Cat CT660 vocational truck made its debut on the showroom floor of Yancey Bros. Co. in Austell, Ga., on July 22.
Yancey Bros. Co’s Vocational Truck Sales Manager Guy Milliken (L) points out all the major electronics and service points on the Cat CT13 engine under the hood of the CT660 to Kevin Newsome of Newsome Trucking Company, Ball Ground, Ga.
David Lanier (L) and Connor Caffrey, both of Caffrey Construction, Hiram, Ga., check out the comfort and ergonomics of the interior of the cab of the CT660.
aterpillar’s first-ever on-highway truck model rolled onto the showroom floor at Yancey Bros. Co.’s Austell, Ga., headquarters on July 22. Contractors and trucking firm representatives turned out in droves with approximately 300 attending the preview of the new Cat CT660 which was held in conjunction with Yancey’s customer appreciation cookout. Designed with the truck operator in mind, the cab construction of the Cat CT660 vocational truck is the result of customer input and years of Caterpillar research. The customizable chassis provides more than 20 different vocational configuraThe show room floor of Yancey’s headquar- tions including dump, refuse, hauler and mixer ters facility in Austell, Ga., was the place to body types. be on July 22. Kevin Newsome of Newsome Trucking Inc., Ball Ground, Ga., gave high marks for the new CAT vocational trucks. “Overall, I really liked it. I like the cab design, it was very comfortable. The frame seemed extremely durable. It’s just an all around good looking truck. Was very happy with it and I can’t wait to get to drive one of them. I think this is something that I want to consider for a future purchase.” Gary Horton of Horton’s Inc., Newnan, Ga. also was quite impressed with the CT660. “It’s a good-looking truck. I love the ground clearance and the options on it. I think it will fit my applications and I’m very serious about purchasing one. Yancey has given me great support in the past on my Caterpillar equipment and I’m confident they’ll do the same for the truck line.” Gary Horton (2nd from R), Horton’s Inc., a grading and plumbing contractor based in Newnan, Ga., came equipped with spec sheets and talked about putting his next truck together with (L-R) Guy Milliken, Yancey Bros. Co.; Adam Ackerman, Caterpillar Inc.; and Steve Lynch, Yancey Bros. Co.
(L-R): Yancey and Caterpillar representatives John McLean, Yancey Bros. Co.; Joe O’Leary, Copart Inc., Austell, Ga.; Tanner Dahlke, Caterpillar Inc.; and Brad Hester also of Copart Inc., joined their customers at the event to show their appreciation.
The lunch line wrapped around the frame of the Cat CT660 as hungry guests prepared to enjoy the customer appreciation barbecue.
Making sure their guests were well fed throughout the day are the Yancey Bros. “grill masters” Preston Smith (L) and Bruce Garner.
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