Sturgeon Electric Transportation Construction Capabilities: A Closer Look

August 8, 2016

MYR Group subsidiary, Sturgeon Electric Company provides a variety of electrical transportation construction services, including overhead and underground electrical installations, traffic signal intersections for traffic management systems, intelligent transportation systems, light rail signalization and street lighting services.

Our qualified transportation department personnel are skilled in implementing the latest transportation technologies, including traffic management systems, ramp metering, signalized intersections, fiber optic communication/data systems, pedestrian, highway and bridge lighting installations.

Our qualified transportation department personnel are skilled in implementing the latest transportation technologies, including traffic management systems, ramp metering, signalized intersections, fiber optic communication/data systems, pedestrian, highway and bridge
lighting installations.

Serving clients for decades throughout Colorado and neighboring states, Sturgeon Electric Company’s transportation division now has offices in Chino, California and Anchorage, Alaska, where crews are busy upgrading transportation systems at 35 intersections throughout the City for the State of Alaska Department of Transportation.

In July 2016, we successfully achieved substantial completion of Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) $72M Eastbound I-70 Mountain Express Lanes Project, which was designed to improve travel and relieve traffic congestion along Colorado’s I-70 Mountain Corridor. Known as Colorado’s Gateway to Play, I-70 serves as the main traffic artery for several of Colorado’s most desirable travel destinations, such as ski resorts, camping destinations, and national parks.

A 13-mile stretch of I-70 was widened to accommodate a new Mountain Express Lane to be used as a third travel lane during peak travel periods.

Our crews installed an active traffic management system composed of electronic signage, various sensors, tolling systems, ramp metering, new roadway lighting and additional electrical services located throughout the entire 13-mile corridor.

Mountain Corridor Constructors, LLC, a partnership led by AECOM  and supported by Lawrence Construction Company, served as the CM/GC for the project. AECOM’s senior safety manager recognized Sturgeon Electric for having an excellent safety program that all project members, including those from AECOM -should learn from.

Take a trip along I-70 and view the completed project here:

In June 2016, crews also completed construction on CDOT’s $497M US 36 Express Lanes Project, which creates new Express Lanes, as well as the US 36 Bikeway and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service from Denver to Boulder.

US 36 between Denver and Boulder first opened as a four-lane toll road in 1951 with only one interchange.  Rapid population growth along the Us 36 corridor prompted nine additional interchanges, yet the number of main through-lanes remained at four – until completion of the US 36 Express Lanes Project in 2016.

New Express Lanes have been constructed in each direction for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), high-occupancy vehicles (HOV), and tolled single-occupancy vehicles (SOV), greatly alleviating congestion and providing travelers with additional choices.

For more information on our transportation services and capabilities, visit: http://sturgeonelectric.com/capabilities/transportation-construction/

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