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Road, Rail, Runway Crossings

Road, Rail, Runway Crossings

Underground utilities have long shared the right‐of‐way with highways, railroads, and airports. While unseen by the public, trenchless construction provides safe installations with minimal disruption to the environment. Open‐cut installations not only disrupt the flow of traffic, but the trenching process also disturbs the subgrade, which can lead to settlement and or damage to the utility and surface structures. Trenchless technology is often the preferred method for installing transportation infrastructure to mitigate these risks and the social, environmental, and economic benefits they provide for the owner.

To find out more information on trenchless techniques suitable for crossing transportation infrastructure, please explore the following methods, or feel free to contact one of our experienced sales staff for additional information.

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Road, Rail, Runway Crossings Case Studies

Digging Deeper – January 2023

New Year’s Hole-Out: Sims Bayou Microtunneling Project It was a great start to the New Year in 2023 for the Melcar Group as their Akkerman SL82P MTBM holed-out on the Sims Bayou tunnel project in Houston, TX.  The $18.9 million project was designed to increase the overall capacity of the region’s drinking water by making […]

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Rocking In Phoenix – Drought Pipeline Project

By: Jason Holden As we look ahead into 2023, Akkerman will be celebrating its 50th anniversary as one of North America’s premier manufacturers of trenchless equipment. The first Akkerman TBM was developed in 1963 by Don (D.H.) Akkerman out of necessity to install road crossings safely and efficiently. For the next decade, D.H. continued to […]

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Digging Deeper – December 2022

Reflecting on 2022 As we enjoy the holiday season, it’s a good time to reflect, personally and professionally on the year. While the most challenging moments may first come to mind, we’re grateful to recall the satisfying achievements. No matter the outcome, both provided an opportunity to grow and a greater sense of purpose. Our […]

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