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