OwnerMaine Department of Transportation
16 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0016
EngineerT.Y. Lin International
12 Northbrook Drive
Building A, Suite One
Falmouth, ME 04105
Start / FinishMay 2011 - August 2012
Description / Significance
Sargent Corporation teamed up with T.Y. Lin International of Falmouth and Lane Corporation of Presque Isle and Bangor to design and build a 2.75-mile section of the Caribou Connector, a bypass to improve traffic around Caribou, Maine.
The project included an arterial highway system consisting of two (2) twelve-foot travel lanes with eight-foot shoulders, a flyover of Route 89, a diamond interchange, drainage and roadside features. The project also included four bridge structures.
Sargent Corporation’s Design-Build Team proposed an innovative plan to exceed the RFP requirements and offer improved features, including reduced environmental impact and maintenance cost, fast-track schedule, improved aesthetics, and increased visibility for the local business district.
The project involved:
- 17 acres of clearing
- 147,000 cubic yards of common excavation
- 80,000 cubic yards of rock excavation
- 53,000 cubic yards of drilling and blasting
- 79,000 cubic yards of gravel were hauled to site and placed in constructing the base for the roadway