UNITED COMPANIES ANNOUNCES AWARD OF TAYLOR RIVER ROAD PROJECT
October 15, 2014
GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado United Companies of Mesa County, one of five companies that comprise Oldcastle’s Southwest Group, Inc., announced this week that it was awarded Federal Highway Administration Central Federal Lands Division’s $12.4 million Taylor River Road project. Taylor River Road is located in the Gunnison National Forest, Gunnison County, Colo. The road includes areas of private property and extensive pristine national forest filled with world-class trout fishing.
United Companies will completely reconstruct five miles of the road which is located in a tight, narrow canyon with rolling and mountainous terrain. United Companies will be responsible for rotomilling 72,000 square yards of the existing roadway and completing 82,000 cubic yards of roadway excavation. United Companies will also supply aggregates, topsoil and complete 21,000 tons of asphalt paving.
We are very excited to be part of this project, said Kyle Alpha, United Companies general manager. Taylor River Road is a beautiful recreation destination area, is extremely environmentally sensitive and is a well-traveled road by tourists and locals. The improvements will increase its longevity, and provide extensive improvement in safety and environmental protection for all travelers.
Key subcontractors include C.C. Enterprises, Yenter Companies and TGI, also an Oldcastle company. Construction will begin in May and completion is anticipated for fall 2012.