Fort Myer Construction Featured Projects

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ROCK CREEK PARKWAY – BEACH DRIVE RECONSTRUCTION | FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION | $35M

ROCK CREEK PARKWAY – BEACH DRIVE RECONSTRUCTION | FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION | $35M

31ST STREET BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

31ST STREET BRIDGE REPLACEMENT | DISTRICT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION | $4.6M

ROUTE 1 WIDENING IN PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY

ROUTE 1 WIDENING IN PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY | VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION | $46.4M

REHABILITATION OF INTERSTATE 66

REHABILITATION OF INTERSTATE 66 | VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION | $46.2M

I-66 MULTIMODAL IMPROVEMENTS

I-66 MULTIMODAL IMPROVEMENTS | VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION | $35M

I-295/MALCOLM X AVENUE INTERCHANGE IMPROVEMENTS

I-295/MALCOLM X AVENUE INTERCHANGE IMPROVEMENTS | DISTRICT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION | $90.9M

INTERCHANGE RECONSTRUCTION MD 97 AT RANDOLPH ROAD

INTERCHANGE RECONSTRUCTION MD 97 AT RANDOLPH ROAD | MARYLAND STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION | $38M

D­­C PLUG FEEDER 308

D­­C PLUG FEEDER 308 | | DISTRICT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION & PEPCO | $9.9M

CLARENDON METRO PLAZA

CLARENDON METRO PLAZA | ARLINGTON COUNTY, VA & WMATA | $883K

D­­C PLUG FEEDER 308

 

Overview

 

  • Location: Various Locations, Washington, DC

  • Client: District Department of Transportation and PEPCO

  • Period of Performance: May 2019 – May 2020 (Anticipated Completion)

  • Contract Value: $9.9M

  • FMCC Job No.: 10577

Project Description

The DC Power Line Undergrounding initiative (DC PLUG) is a partnership between District Department of Transportation and PEPCO to improve the reliability and resiliency of the District of Columbia energy grid by placing select feeders underground in Wards 3,4, 5, 7, and 8. This initiative, a multi-year program was established after the Mayor’s Power Line Undergrounding Task Force team provided research proving improvements to the DC electric distribution system would enhance its resiliency and reduce power outages caused by storms and heavy winds.

 

Fort Myer’s responsibilities include removal and disposal of existing roadway pavement, curb, gutter, sidewalks, trees, and milling of existing asphalt pavement. Our team installs PEPCO supplied materials such as PVC and fiberglass conduits, precast and cast-in-place manholes, precast tapholes, precast transformer enclosures, and precast transformer pads. We also furnish and install concrete for ductbank encasement and thermal fill for ductbank encasement at transmission feeder crossings. We perform excavation and backfilling of all utility cuts and provide temporary and permanent restoration of all affected areas due to construction.  

Project Significance


The DC Government approved this multi-year $500 million power line underground project to help prevent prolonged electric service outages during significant weather events. This initiative also contributes to the economy of DC by stimulating economic growth through job creation with the established commitment to hire DC residents and contractors to work directly on the project.

 

ROCK CREEK PARKWAY – BEACH DRIVE RECONSTRUCTION

Overview

 

  • Location: Beach Drive – Rock Creek Parkway to the Maryland state line, Washington, DC

  • Client: Federal Highway Administration

  • Period of Performance: June 2016 — June 2019

  • Contract Value: $35M

  • FMCC Job No.:  10313

Project Description

Beach Drive is a busy commuter route in Northwest DC. In the past it was deteriorated for years, in despair of cracks, crumbling roadways, and six eroding bridges along the 6.5 mile stretch. Fort Myer Construction worked on the 4 phase project that rehabilitated this roadway which included: excavating the entire area, installing a new gravel base, and laying fresh asphalt. Phase 1 was wrapped up Spring 2017 and included improvements of all six bridges, one tunnel, and parking areas were rebuilt. Our teams improved the stormwater drainage and added new traffic safety features like guardrails and centerline rumble strips. The adjacent trail used by bikers, runners, and pedestrians, was widened to 10 feet in areas and a new trail was constructed along Beach Drive from Rock Creek Parkway to Tilden Street.

Project Significance

This was a highly visible project and has been covered by many local news outlets including The Washington Post. According to District Department of Transportation reports, as many as 26,000 cars travel through Beach Drive near the National Zoo each day. The Park Service reports about 40,000 people use the road and trail for recreation purposes at Rock Creek Park on weekends. Full closure to vehicle traffic was necessary to allow work to be completed since it was not possible to close half the road first and then the other half later due to space restrictions. Beach Drive is narrow with curvy sections and crews needed both lanes of traffic to accommodate construction, staging, and equipment. This meant congestion and rerouted roads for commuters to travel safely during this construction.  When the project was complete, many were extremely satisfied with Fort Myer Construction’s work. FHWA’s Construction Operations Engineer on this project said “We believe that FMCC was a key contributor to the success of this project.”

 

I-66 MULTIMODAL IMPROVEMENTS

Overview

 

  • Location: I-66 Inside the Beltway (Arlington & Fairfax Counties)

  • Client: Virginia Department of Transportation

  • Period of Performance: July 2016 – February 2018

  • Contract Value: $35 M

  • Award-Winner: 2018 ABC Excellence in Construction (Infrastructure)

  • FMCC Job No.:  10308

Project Description

This project was one of the first improvements for I-66 Inside the Beltway in the last 20 years. Previously, I-66 Inside the Beltway was only restricted to carpool vehicles with authorized clean special fuel license plates, Dulles airport travelers, and law enforcement. With the new I-66 Inside the Beltway program, all drivers are able to use the interstate during peak hours, in exchange for paying a toll.

Fort Myer was responsible for constructing and installing eight new electronic toll/registration gantries, shelters and high-tech sensors and electronic message signs necessary to convert an approximate 10-mile section of I-66 to dynamically-priced high-occupancy toll lanes. Additionally, our team handled shoulder reconstruction and drainage improvements around gantry locations.

Project Significance

FMCC successfully met all milestones and completed the project 4 months ahead of schedule. The team performed an impressive $34M of work in 12 months, wrapping up the bulk of the work by August 2017. The client requested additional work and extended the contract.

The Association of Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Metro Washington recognized this project with a 2018 Excellence in Construction Award in Infrastructure.

 

I-295/MALCOLM X AVENUE INTERCHANGE IMPROVEMENTS

Overview

 

  • Location: I-295 & Malcolm X Avenue SE, Washington, DC

  • Client: District Department of Transportation

  • Period of Performance: June 2019 – February 2022 (Anticipated Completion)

  • Contract Value: $90.9M

  • FMCC Job No.: 10545

Project Description

I-295 Malcolm X Avenue Interchange Improvements project is designed to provide commuters easy access to the Saint Elizabeth’s campus from both sides of I-295. The improvements will be made between Firth Sterling Avenue SE, to the north, and the South Capitol Street/Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue SE intersection to the south. The project will provide transportation improvements to serve the proposed Department of Homeland Security headquarters consolidation on the St. Elizabeth’s West Campus.

 

Fort Myer will be responsible for all roadway improvements, constructing six bridges, the widening of an existing bridge and the installation of lighting and stormwater drainage systems.

Project Significance

This project is a part of the District’s commitment to a multi-million dollar investment deal in transportation along the Anacostia River. With the Department of Homeland Security Headquarters moving to the Old Elizabeth’s Hospital campus, these improvements will allow traffic to circulate seamlessly to and from the new federal complex and the front gate of the air force base to the west of the highway.

 

This project also facilitated a formalized process for Fort Myer to offer job opportunities and career training for DC residents in the construction industry through the District’s Trainee and Workforce Development Program.

ROUTE 1 WIDENING IN PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY

 

Overview

 

  • Location: Route 1 from S of Occoquan Rd to N of Annapolis Way, Prince William County, VA

  • Client: Virginia Department of Transportation

  • Period of Performance: March 2016 – November 2020

  • Contract Value: $46.4M

  • FMCC Job No.:  10265

Project Description

This contract widened Route 1 from a four to a six lane divided highway between Marys Way and Annapolis Way and involved new bridge construction. The project included:

•    Enhanced access to the Woodbridge VRE kiss-and-ride facility

•    A new Route 1 bridge at Marumsco Creek

•    Improvements to Occoquan Road, including a median and turn lanes

•    Additional through and turn lanes on Route 1 and Occoquan Road to improve traffic operations

•    A ten-foot shared-use path and six-foot sidewalk

•    Demolition of several vacant buildings along the corridor

 

Work also involved the relocation of water and sewer facilities, new sidewalks, retaining walls, and traffic signalization.  Demolition operations at the northern end of the project occurred in Summer and Fall 2016. Installation of waterline, sewer and drainage facilities and work on the Marumsco Creek bridge began in 2016.

Project Significance

This project required significant night work. Route 1 currently carries 35,000 vehicles per day. Projected volumes for 2036 are 75,000 vehicles per day. Easing traffic congestion on Route 1 could help drivers on I-95, when I-95 gets backed-up and drivers then head to Route 1. “This is going to have a huge positive impact on commuters who use this corridor, not just along Rt. 1, but those who use 95, as well, because now we’ll have a better escape route for those days when 95 gets too backed up,” says Marty Nohe, chairman of the NOVA Transportation Authority.

 
 

INTERCHANGE RECONSTRUCTION MD 97 AT RANDOLPH ROAD

Overview

 

  • Location: MD 97 (Georgia Avenue) at Randolph Road, Montgomery County, MD

  • Client: Maryland State Highway Administration

  • Period of Performance: April 2014 – December 2018

  • Contract Value: $38 M

  • FMCC Job No.:  9942

Project Description

This project involved constructing a new interchange to replace the existing MD 97 (Georgia Avenue) / Randolph Road signalized intersection by lowering Randolph Road nearly 25 feet to allow through traffic to go under Georgia Avenue with new turn lanes and ramps that provide turning movements. The project also included the addition of one through lane along Georgia Avenue for a total of three through lanes in each direction. Additional improvements included the extension of the Glenmont Greenway Trail on the west side of Georgia Avenue and an additional 900 feet past Randolph Road to Mason Street and adding new sidewalks.

Project Significance

MD 97 and Randolph Road are both critical roadways in Montgomery County, used by 86,000 drivers each day, and constructing this new interchange will improve safety and allow families to spend more time together and less time stuck in traffic”, said Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown. “By working with our partners in both local and Federal governments, we’re making the investments in our infrastructure that allow us to create jobs, reduce congestion, and support Maryland’s growing economy.”

 

County Executives named this interchange as Montgomery County’s top transportation priority. Fort Myer Construction was an integral part of making a real difference in improving efficiency for vehicles and, at the same time, providing safe crossings for those traveling by foot or bike.

 

CLARENDON METRO PLAZA

Overview

  • Location: Arlington, VA Client: Arlington County and WMATA

  • Period of Performance: June 2012 – November 2013

  • Contract Value: $883K

  • FMCC Job No.:  9659

Project Description

This project included improvements of the public park at the Clarendon Metro Station between Wilson and Clarendon Boulevards. Fort Myer helped create a multi-use plaza to accommodate the farmers’ markets, music events, vendors, and other community activities, while enhancing pedestrian access to Metrorail and transit. Improvements included:

•    New pedestrian paving

•    New curb extension on Clarendon Boulevard

•    New seating walls and movable tables and chairs

•    New street and plaza lighting

•    New landscaping and irrigation

•    Covered bike parking

Project Significance

This project demonstrates Fort Myer Construction’s ability to develop new urban parks and recreation facilities in high-profile urban residential/commercial areas in an integrated fashion. Additionally, special attention was required during the excavation period to protect the existing rare strain of buckeye trees. An expert arborist was on site to protect root matter and meticulously excavate. Additionally, this was the debut appearance of a new design implemented for handrails, which will now become standard for all other Arlington County Parks.

 

REHABILITATION OF INTERSTATE 66

Overview

  • Location: From Route 50 to the Capital Beltway in Fairfax County, Virginia

  • Client: Virginia Department of Transportation

  • Period of Performance: December 2010 – November 2012

  • Contract Value: $46.2M

  • FMCC Job No.:  9401

  • Award:  Quality in Construction

Project Description

This design-build rehabilitation project involved full-depth patching of concrete pavement and asphalt overlay across all six lanes on a 6.5 mile section of a highly traveled roadway connecting the spawning northern Virginia communities, the Dulles access roadway, and DC. Our team performed approximately 60K square yards of Type 1 and Type 2 concrete patching prior to asphalt overlay. Construction activities also included associated roadway geometrics, modifications to the existing storm water drainage system and clearances for the existing infrastructure, new utility lighting, concrete barriers, and guardrails. Also installed was a traffic detection system - part of an automated traffic management system (ATM) employing electronic roadway signage, vehicle detection sensors, ramp metering, and closed circuit television cameras to monitor traffic.

Project Significance

This American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) project exhibits Fort Myer’s ability to produce a quality product safely, within the projected budget, and ahead of schedule while performing night-time construction to minimize traffic disruptions to one of the busiest high-speed transportation corridors in the Metropolitan Washington, DC region. Completion of the project provided increased vehicular safety, and reduced congestion and fuel consumption. Additionally, the project required coordination of multiple traffic patterns at the point where the current I-495 “Hot Lanes” construction was underway. This project earned a 2012 Quality in Construction Award for Excellence in construction in asphalt pavement. The Quality in Construction Award recognizes paving jobs completed in line with best practices and standards known to yield high-quality asphalt pavements.

 

31ST STREET BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

Overview

  • Location: 31st Street Bridge NW over C&O Canal, Washington, DC

  • Client: District Department of Transportation

  • Period of Performance: March 2019– August 2020

  • Contract Value: $4.6M

  • FMCC Job No.: 10630

Project Description

The 31st Street Bridge Replacement project restored an existing two span bridge with a single span steel multi-girder superstructure with a new bridge constructed behind the existing canal walls. The existing pier was removed, salvaged, rehabilitated, and reset in its original location, but will no longer support the bridge and will have new ADA compliant sidewalks and ramps. Fort Myer was responsible for the installation of a temporary pedestrian bridge prior to the start of the bridge construction to maintain pedestrian access across the C&O Canal at all times.

 

The project also includes installation of temporary structures to laterally support the existing canal walls. Our team installing temporary utility supports, with protection of existing utilities, and coordination with all utility companies for relocation prior to bridge replacement. The removal, restoration, and re-installation of the historic pier and construction of a new bridge and railing, with ADA-compliant sidewalks and ramps.

Project Significance

This bridge is one of three Georgetown C&O Canal Historic Bridges that will be restored and replaced. This construction addresses deferred maintenance issues and related safety and accessibility concerns associated with the canal. It also improves connections between Georgetown and the canal and enhances visitors experience through increased signage and optimizing underutilized areas.

This project was also featured on the cover of Building Washington Magazine for its historical significance, challenging location, and our workmanship in Summer 2020.

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