Pike Industries Wins American Road & Transportation Builders Association Award
Transportation construction projects from across the country were recognized May 30 for their contributions to environmental protection and mitigation during the American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation’s (ARTBA-TDF) 13th annual “Globe Awards” event, held in the Nation’s Capital as part of the association’s Federal Issues Program.
Pike Industries and MaineDOT were awarded Second Place for the "Height of Land" project in Rangely, Maine. The work utilized unique mitigation techniques to minimize environmental impacts during reconstruction of a one mile stretch of Route 17 and its accompanying scenic overlook in the western foot hills of Maine. Working on steep slopes and bedrock, the team removed massive amounts of ledge, which were reused to create natural, rock-lined ditches and a 100-foot stone wall overlooking the parking area. To preserve the natural beauty of the scenic mountain byway, large amounts of erosion control mix were placed on the slope along with hundreds of ground cover plants and native perennials. Nearly 650 plantings also helped camouflage the scenic overlook into the natural landscape and slow the flow of water.