- Company: Fay, an i+iconUSA Company
- Industry: Transportation
- Location: Pocomoke City, Maryland
- Expected Completion Date: August 31, 2016
- Project Website
Fay was contracted for the rehabilitation of the Pocomoke River Bridges (US Route 13/Ocean Highway),which connects Somerset and Worcester Counties in Maryland. Rehabilitating the bridge decks on this vital roadway will save money on future maintenance costs. The work began in March of 2014 and is scheduled for completion in August of 2016. The project includes resurfacing and replacement of two (2) 1850 LF bridge decks, bridge beam painting, steel beam repairs, waterway fender repairs, replacement of all steel bridge bearings, fiber wrapping all pier columns and concrete surface repairs on all piers.
What impact does this project have on America?
The replacement of the superstructure of the Dual US 13 Bridges helps improve the infrastructure on a primary route that holds traffic from Pennsylvania to North Carolina and serves as a major artery for travelers on the east coast of the United States from Maine to Florida. Fay also worked to present to over 150 young adults from local school districts to promote and intrigue interest in the trades within the construction industry to younger generations.
What interesting obstacles or unusual circumstances did you overcome to complete the project?
Fay utilized conventional demolition methods and hydro-demolition methods to rehabilitate the Northbound and Southbound bridge decks on the project. Fay also has worked as a partner with Maryland State Highway Administration to ensure that all issues on the project are resolved as easily and most cost effective as possible.
What dangers and risks did you encounter, and describe any extraordinary methods used to keep workers safe?
Within the project there is a sophisticated maintenance of traffic plan that has been modified and incorporated to protect both the public that travels through the jobsite and the workers who are helping to complete the project. The traffic pattern is especially important during the summer months when great volumes of traffic travel through the jobsite to reach their vacation destinations. At the same time, 90% of the area below the bridges is considering critical wetlands where Fay has gone to extreme measures to preserve the longevity and the protection of the plants and wildlife.
How did you leverage new technologies to work faster and reduce waste?
Fay has recently encompassed HCSS HeavyJob as a new technology to recognize issues and to better mitigate these issues into solutions. Fay has also used the software to better track payroll management and equipment management solutions.