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MAXIMUM SMOOTHNESS

Shelly & Sands Earns Maximum Smoothness Bonus with New MTV

Article Aug 13, 2015   POSTED ON FORCONSTRUCTIONPROS.COM

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In early summer, Shelly & Sands Inc., Zanesville, OH, completely reconstructed over nine miles of I-71 between Mansfield and Columbus in the central part of Ohio.

In a $54 million project, the Ohio DOT took the opportunity of widening I-71 from two lanes to three to completely rebuild the highway from the base up. This project represents the last stage of “three-laning” the busy interstate from Columbus to Cleveland, and the segment between Columbus and Cincinnati also is being widened to three lanes.

The star of the show on I-71 was Shelly & Sand’s new Vögele MT 3000-2i material transfer vehicle, feeding a Vision 5200-2 paver with VF 600 screed. The compact low-center-of-gravity MTV offers an alternative to the “silo” or shuttle-type MTVs which have been the standard up to now most states and to existing low-profile MTVs.

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I-71 ASHPALT PAVING
VÖGELE: NEW POWERFEEDER MT 3000-2i IN OHIO

Bonus bravura

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 In early summer, the new MT 3000-2i material transfer vehicle from Vögele was helping an Ohio contractor attain the kind of ride numbers it needed to win the maximum smoothness bonus for an interstate highway reconstruction.  Shelly & Sands, Inc., Zanesville, Ohio, utilized its three Wirtgen lines of Vögele, Hamm and Kleemann equipment to completely reconstruct over nine miles of I-71 between Mansfield and Columbus in the central part of the state.  And its milling subcontractor, long-time Wirtgen user BOCA Construction, Inc., Norwalk, Ohio, used Wirtgen mills to remove existing asphalt down to concrete pavement, so all four product lines were represented in this $54 million project.

FEELING THE HEAT

Feeling the Heat: Crews Race to Repair Span in 18 Days

By: Irwin Rapoport – CEG CORRESPONDENT  POSTED ON CONSTRUCTIONEQUIPMENTQUIDE.COM

 heatCooperation was essential to repairing the damage quickly and properly, and the first meeting with Shelly & Sands occurred 15 minutes after the contract was awarded

Early in the morning of July 1, a fire caused by a tanker truck carrying ethanol exploded under a bridge on Interstate 70 on the outerbelt going around Columbus, Ohio. This required emergency work to be done to repair the bridge and adjacent ramp — a $1.186 million Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) contract that went to Shelly & Sands Inc. (S&S) a day after the incident.

The bridge repair work was done in 18 days and reopened to traffic on July 21.

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