Conneaut Swamp

This project is owned by The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It is located on I-79, twin bridges that carry I-79 over the Conneaut Swamp in Crawford County, PA.

Each bridge is approximately 3600 feet long. The project consists of bridge deck preservation, including the milling and hydro demolition of existing deck, variable depth concrete overlay of over 5000 cubic yards, with a 3 ½” asphalt overlay on the entire deck.

This project will begin sometime in early spring of 2017, and completion scheduled for fall of 2018.

Sugar Creek

This project is owned by The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It is located on Route 322, Sugar Creek Borough, Venango County, PA.

This project is a bridge rehabilitation and is currently under construction. It consists of the removal of the superstructure and raising the height of piers, with new concrete beams and deck. It is a six span structure approximately 600 feet long.

Road closure started on June 1, 2016, with opening required by September 9, 2016.

Avonia Road

This project is owned by the Commonwealth of PA. It is located in Erie County, PA.

This project was a bridge replacement (Avonia Road-S.R. 98 over I-90). It is a two span composite prestressed concrete  bulb-tee beam bridge with a total span length of 192’. One of the requirements of this project involved the closing of the interchange off I-90 for 90 days to include ramp reconstruction, raising the elevation over three feet. It included asphalt approaches, drainage improvements, guide rail improvements, highway lighting, and signing improvements.

This project was completed in September 2015.

Mead Avenue

This project is owned by Crawford County, PA. It is located in the City of Meadville, PA, Crawford County, PA.

It consists of a bridge replacement. The structure is a two span Composite Prestressed Concrete PA Bulb-Tee Beam Bridge over French Creek, with an approximate length of 229’. This project also involved the dismantling of the existing structure for Bridge Preservation reasons. Mekis Construction had an integral part is the negotiations that took place after project was awarded to coordinate the preservation plan for one of the only two Whipple Truss Bridges left in the world. This project also included asphalt paving, drainage, guide rail, signing, lighting, landscaping, and traffic signals.

This project is scheduled to be completed in May 2016.

Second Street

This project is owned by The Commonwealth of PA, located in Ellwood City, Lawrence County, PA.

It consists of a bridge replacement (over the Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad track) of three span steel thru girder bridge with a single span steel girder bridge approximately 107’ long. It includes roadway approach work, sidewalk, curb, lighting, and guide rail. This project had to be completed in 135 days (from shutdown to opening). It was a very fast paced job, and we were able to meet the completion date.

This project was completed in July 2015.

Myoma

This project is owned by the Commonwealth of PA. It is located  in Adams Township, Butler County, PA.

It consisted of two structures. The first was a bridge replacement  carrying Myoma Road over Breakneck Creek with a two span continuous multi-girder bridge. The second structure included the replacement of a Precast Box Culvert carrying Mars Evans City Road over tributary of Breakneck Creek.

This project included the use of a 130’ long temporary bridge (Acrow Bridge). This project was completed in October 2014.

Emlenton Hill Improvement

This project is owned by the Commonwealth of PA. It is located on Route 38, Emlenton Borough, Venango County, PA.

This project included the reconstruction of approximately 1.5 miles of an existing two lane roadway with Wearing, Binder and Base Courses. Within this reconstruction there was  a Precast Concrete Box Culvert and approximately 3000 lf of drainage pipes. The largest part of this project included  the construction of four reinforced concrete  Soldier Pile Retaining Walls and two Cast In Place Cantilever Walls, ranging from 10 foot to over 55 foot. There was over 3000 feet of retaining wall constructed. Mekis Construction Corporation initiated the redesign of the walls which lead to a significant savings of money by the Department. These walls also included 81 Post Tensioned Rock Anchors.

This project was completed in October 2014.

New Florence 2

This project is owned by The Commonwealth of PA., located in New Florence Borough, Indiana County, PA.

 

This project consists of the removal and replacement of the bridge superstructure (SR 2009 over the Conemaugh River) including pier cap reconstruction. It is full width construction. It is a 497’ five span steel girder bridge. It also includes approach roadway work, drainage, and guide rail installation.

This project was completed in September 2011.

Dougherty’s Mills

This project is owned by The Commonwealth of PA., located in Slippery Rock Township, Butler County, PA.

It consists of a bridge replacement (SR 173 over Slippery Rock Creek) with a 196’ two lane single span steel girder bridge. It is to be built on steel beam bearing piles. It includes approach work, drainage, and guide rail.

This project was completed in August 2011.

West Pittsburg

This project is owned by the Commonwealth of PA, located in Taylor Township, Lawrence County, PA.

This project consisted of a bridge replacement (SR 168 over the CSX Railroad) with a 235’ two-span continuous composite steel multi girder bridge. It was built on steel beam bearing piles. It had approach work, drainage, sanitary sewer line replacement, and guide rail installation.

This project was completed in November 2010.

Harmony Junction

This project is owned by The Commonwealth of PA, located in Jackson Township, Butler County, PA.

 

It consists of replacement of an existing bridge (SR 3027 over the Connoquenessing Creek and B & O Railroad) with a two lane six span multi-girder steel bridge. It is approximately 684 foot long on steel beam bearing pile and caissons. It also had minimal approach and drainage work.

This project was completed in June 2010.

Wayne Street

 

This project is owned by The Commonwealth of PA, located in Butler County, City of Butler, PA.

It consists of the replacement of an existing structure (Wayne Street Viaduct) with a five span 550’ prestress concrete I-Beam and Box Beam Bridge on steel beam bearing piles. It also includes approach work, MSE walls, signal work, highway lighting, drainage, and sewer relocation.

This project was completed in June 2010.

Waldameer Park

 

In the fall of 2006 Mekis Construction was hired by Waldameer Amusement Park in Erie, PA to assist in construction of a rollercoaster called Ravine Flyer II.  The first part was the construction of an 800+ foot retaining wall for an access road.  From there the project escalated to include the excavation of footers for the coaster.  The substructures on the ravine were supported with h-piles that totaled almost a mile long.  Over 8,000 cubic yards of excavation were completed to get to the foundations for the bridge.  The bridge is anchored on 80 piles with 800 cubic yards of concrete.  The bridge has 55 tons of painted structural steel and spans 165 foot over the only access to the Peninsula State Park.

The coaster was completed in time for the opening of the 2008 season.