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As you travel around New England you’ll see hundreds of projects E.T.& L. Corp. has completed. We often feel a bit of nostalgia for the places we’ve worked and people we’ve met along the way. Here’s a small sampling of those past projects.

 
 On August 28, 2011, Tropical Storm Irene dumped six to ten inches of heavy rain on portions of the Western Massachusetts causing rivers to rage and washout everything in their path. This deluge destroyed dams, culverts, roadways, and bridges in and along many rivers.  On Monday morning, August 29, 2011, MassDOT District #1 asked E.T.& L. Corp. to mobilize our forces to Route 8A in Hawley, MA; They needed us to quickly reconstruct several sections of the roadway that had been completely…
This project  in Williamstown, MA replaces a deteriorated concrete, planted retaining wall along Route 2 with a new planted wall. In addition, a galvanized steel pile and concrete panel retaining wall must be installed. The reconstructed concrete evergreen wall will be built using stacked concrete bins filled with soil and  plantings. This wall will support the slope above Route 2, while the steel pile and concrete panel wall will support the slope below. The latter will be constructed by…
The bridge on Route 112 crossing the Griswoldville Canal in Colrain, MA has been in need of repair for many years. MassDOT awarded E.T.& L. Corp. with the  $746,000 contract for the bridge’s replacement at the end of 2010. The work entails demolishing the existing bridge structure, driving a total of 16 piles to support a precast concrete lagging wall, and installing a new 47’ culvert structure. Work began in April 2011 and it will be complete by November 25, 2011.
In early 2011, MassDOT awarded E.T.& L. Corp. a $9 million contract for a bridge project in Lawrence, MA. The majority of work consists of constructing a new CanalStreetBridge over the SpicketRiver. The existent stone arch bridge that sits next to the old Oxford Paper Mill is a visible reminder of the city’s mill-town history, but it has been deteriorating for some years. So rather than replace the old bridge, the city and the state opted to construct a new single span, steel plate girder…
May of 2010 brought E.T.& L. Corp. its first Design Build project with CSX Bridge Bundle #3. E.T.& L. is the managing partner in a joint venture with J.F. White Contracting Company for this project for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. Bridge Bundle #3 is part of a comprehensive statewide project to raise bridges and, in some locations, undercut the railroad tracks, so that CSX can run their double stack freight trains in and out of Massachusetts. The two year project…
In 2007, E.T.& L. completed its largest project to date: a $37 million grade-separated interchange replacing the Sagamore Bridge Rotary, infamous for causing terrible traffic on and off the popular vacation destination of Cape Cod. The project essentially lowered Route 6 (Scenic Highway) below Route 3 and constructed a new Route 3 bridge, thus streamlining travel to the Cape. In order to allow traffic to flow during construction, three (3) temporary bridges were erected to carry travelers…
This project consists of the demolition and reconstruction of an existing bridge carrying Route 19 (Wales Road) over Mill Brook. E.T. & L. Corp. will complete the project in two phases, utilizing a temporary traffic signal to control traffic during construction. The new bridge will be supported by concrete abutments with a steel pile foundation. Sixty-six (66) foot long concrete NEXT beams will then be set on top of the concrete abutments, followed by the pouring of a concrete bridge deck. …
 For this Massachusetts Department of Transportation project, E.T.& L. Corp. improved the structural integrity of a wooden, covered bridge circa 1898. Because of its status as a national historic landmark, the project was designed to protect and preserve the existing wooden structure. Most significantly, six steel girders and crash-tested timber bridge rails were installed, restoring the bridge for safe vehicular and truck traffic. This $1.9 million contract was completed ahead of schedule…
Just below the northern slope of Mount Greylock lies the 4,300 foot Runway 11-29 at the Harriman & West Airport in North Adams, Massachusetts. E.T.& L. Corp. was awarded a $6 million contract to reconstruct the full runway in 2010. Existing taxiway stubs were also relocated to new locations, a new airfield lighting system was installed, and an extended runway safety area was constructed. The completed runway was reopened on September 30, 2010, one day ahead of the required 110-day…
May of 2010 brought E.T.& L. Corp. its first Design Build project with CSX Bridge Bundle #3. E.T.& L. is the managing partner in a joint venture with J.F. White Contracting Company for this project for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. Bridge Bundle #3 is part of a comprehensive statewide project to raise bridges and, in some locations, undercut the railroad tracks, so that CSX can run their double stack freight trains in and out of Massachusetts. The two year project…
The connector road between Route 7 and Route 8 in Pittsfield/Lanesboro, MA to the Berkshire Mall has been in poor condition for many years.  $6.1 million in ARRA Federal Stimulus dollars is being spent to completely reconstruct this three mile stretch of two lane roadway.  In less than 18 months, E.T.& L. will construct a temporary detour road, close and reconstruct the original connector road and complete all new drainage facilities to provide upgraded access to the Berkshire Mall from…
Bridge Replacement – Fall River Avenue over Interstate I-195 The construction of a two-span continuous bridge and the prior removal of the existing multi-span structure require precision planning and coordination on this Mass Highway project in Seekonk. At over $7 million estimated value, the new bridge will have integral abutments on steel piles and a high performance concrete superstructure. Although completion is not expected until mid-2012, traffic will flow throughout construction in the…
Roadway Reconstruction & Related Work on Sections of Route 3, Burgin Parkway and Centre Street For many years, Quincy has been attempting to expand its Crown Colony Development off Burgin Parkway. In 2007, the Massachusetts Highway Department planned a project that would include several Route 3 on-ramps to streamline traffic and make this area more accessible. Having been awarded the $15.9 million contract, E.T.& L. Corp. constructed a new on-ramp for Route 3 northbound that stemmed…
With this $6.8 million project, E.T.& L. Corp. provided the Town of Brookline with a new 17-acre recreation area complete with athletic field, picnic tables, benches and playground. What makes this site so unique is its green design: Brookline decided to use its inactive Front Landfill for the foundation of the park. Thus, E.T.& L. first closed and capped the existent landfill with a 6” gas venting layer, a 40 millimeter HDPE cap, 12” drainage layer and 8” of topsoil. Then the Company…
In 2007, E.T.& L. completed its largest project to date: a $37 million grade-separated interchange replacing the Sagamore Bridge Rotary, infamous for causing terrible traffic on and off the popular vacation destination of Cape Cod. The project essentially lowered Route 6 (Scenic Highway) below Route 3 and constructed a new Route 3 bridge, thus streamlining travel to the Cape. In order to allow traffic to flow during construction, three (3) temporary bridges were erected to carry travelers…
With this $6.8 million project, E.T.& L. Corp. provided the Town of Brookline with a new 17-acre recreation area complete with athletic field, picnic tables, benches and playground. What makes this site so unique is its green design: Brookline decided to use its inactive Front Landfill for the foundation of the park. Thus, E.T.& L. first closed and capped the existent landfill with a 6” gas venting layer, a 40 millimeter HDPE cap, 12” drainage layer and 8” of topsoil. Then the Company…
Just below the northern slope of Mount Greylock lies the 4,300 foot Runway 11-29 at the Harriman & West Airport in North Adams, Massachusetts. E.T.& L. Corp. was awarded a $6 million contract to reconstruct the full runway in 2010. Existing taxiway stubs were also relocated to new locations, a new airfield lighting system was installed, and an extended runway safety area was constructed. The completed runway was reopened on September 30, 2010, one day ahead of the required 110-day…
One thousand foot high Worcester Airport has been hampered by safety zone issues due to impacts of roads and steep slopes.  E.T.& L. Corp. constructed Worcester’s second EMAS (Engineered Materials Arresting System) during an 85 day schedule in 2009 for the Mass Port Authority and the City of Worcester.  This fast track $2.8 million project was completed by the company ahead of schedule and now provides a method to stop run-a-way aircraft that may overshoot Runway 11 at the west end of…
In Sprague, CT, International Paper Company hired E.T.& L. Corp. to cap and close their 17 acre paper sludge landfill. During the paper making process, a residual byproduct called paper sludge is left over and trucked to the landfill. With E.T.& L. Corp.'s prior experience working with paper sludge on other landfill projects,  this $2.7 million project was completed swiftly, in just eight months. The project called for multiple layer geo-synthetic capping materials as well as a…
On Sunday, March 28, 2010 at 2:30 p.m., E.T.& L. managers received telephone calls at home from MassDOT District 3 emergency personnel and asked to meet them at Route 119 and Spectacle Pond culvert in Littleton immediately.  Thus began a 20 day 24 hour per day emergency effort by E.T.& L. Corp. to excavate 27 feet deep, remove a collapsed stone and pipe culvert and replace it with twin 48 inch Class V RCP culverts.  Spectacle Pond had risen 7 to 8 feet above its normal elevation,…