Truckee Agriculture Inspection Station Relocation

At an elevation of 5,000 ft. above sea level in the Sierras, this $18 million heavy civil project for Caltrans/DGS consisted of constructing eight lanes of concrete paving on mainline, a new car inspection station, as well as, a new truck inspection station on I-80 near the environmentally sensitive Truckee River.  Crews worked through the winter with snow accumulation up to two feet and temperatures below zero degrees Fahrenheit.   Also added was a small well-fed water treatment plant utilizing redwood storage tanks. Included in the project was 29,000 cy of concrete to construct the concrete pavement and building structures and 76,000 yards of earthwork.  Slayden self-performed all traffic control, earthwork, drainage, concrete paving, and building construction.  Traffic control consisted of several phases and stages of lane restrictions on I-80 at all hours of the day. Because of the project’s location, Slayden dealt with many governing agencies such as California Highway Patrol, City of Truckee, and Lahontan Water District, just to name a few.

Total Project Value: $18.9 million

Slayden Construction Role: General Contractor

Owner: Caltrans/DGS

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"We have been impressed with their management skills, starting with preconstruction where they performed value engineering that reduced costs, lead procurement with detailed bid packages that brought our project qualified subcontractors and manufacturers and produced a schedule that would get our project completed on time. Slayden has continued this into the construction phase by managing the work to stay on schedule."

Randy Rosane, P.E., Project Manager with Water Environmental Services

Positive and Goal-Driven

"Slayden’s positive approach and eagerness to achieve the project goals was a tremendous benefit and a driving force to the project and its success. Slayden achieved all minority, woman, and emerging small business subcontracting goals and also met the 20% Workforce Training and Hiring Program’s apprenticeship requirements. They also held their subcontractors to these same goals and requirements."

Michelle Lostra, P.E., City of Portland, Water Bureau

Strong Communication and Community Outreach

"I feel confident in recommending Slayden for their approach to neighborhood outreach and desire to work with our community outreach and communications team to help keep neighbors informed, resolve issues and mitigate issues."

Katy Fulton, Lake Oswego – Tigard Water Partnership

Efficient and Safe

"I enjoyed their management style, which was efficient while paying attention to cost. This was done without sacrificing safety. I would welcome the chance to work with them in the future."

Daniel G Shepard, Manager, Grants Pass Irrigation District

Positive Relationship Builders

"Slayden has met all conditions of approval and does a great job of keeping the neighborhood informed. Slayden works diligently to accommodate the neighboring citizens. In several cases, Slayden has gone above and beyond the conditions of approval in an effort to solve citizen’s issues. This has led to the development of relationships between the project team and the neighborhood, which have contributed to the project in a positive manner."

Thomas Lebo, Construction Manager, Brown and Caldwell

Respectful, Courteous, and Safe

"Slayden Construction is true to their word, without a doubt I would hire them for future projects. All of the employees that worked at the plant were respectful, courteous, and preformed the duties at hand in a safe manner. I can’t say enough good things about Slayden, as you can see in this evaluation. Surround yourself with good people and it makes you look good. And it doesn’t get any better than Slayden Construction."

William Schmittle, City of Hermiston