Allan Myers ranked by ENR #2 largest highway building contractor on their top 400 Contractor list
ENR Magazine released the Top 400 Contractor list for 2023. In addition to the list of top contractors in the country, ENR ranks the top contractors by sector.
The listings have ranked Allan Myers in a number of categories, including one at the top of Transportation.
Transportation includes rankings with highways, bridges, ports, rail, and airports. The company has been named the 2nd largest Highway building contractor in the country.
Joint Venture in Maryland Relieves Congestion
Allan Myers, partnering with Wagman Heavy Civil, is more than 50% complete on the $196 million project for the Maryland Transportation Authority’s (MDTA) I-95 ETL Northbound Extension.
This joint venture project is reconstructing I-95 and MD 152 to relieve congestion and improve travel along the I-95 corridor. The project began in fall 2021.
The anticipated completion date of this high-profile project is fall 2024. Plans for the full interchange reconstruction include replacing the MD 152 bridge to accommodate two Express Toll Lanes (ETLs) and four general purpose lanes in each direction. The project will also permanently remove Old Mountain Bridge and the existing Park & Ride lot. Other improvements include signage, stormwater management, and landscaping.
Read more about the I-95 ETL project and our joint venture partnership in the latest Footprints magazine.
Allan Myers' largest job on-record in Pennsylvania began work in July 2023.
The $214 million job on the Pennsylvania Turnpike will transform the existing four-lane roadway with a 10-foot median and a 12-foot shoulder to a new six-lane roadway with a 26-foot median and 12-foot shoulders. Five miles will be widened in Chester County at the Downingtown Interchange (MP 312) east to the Valley Hill Road (MP 316) to accommodate the additional lanes.
The project completed Stage 1 with the median reconstruction work and moved fully into Stage 2 in mid-October.
“So far the project is going smoothly,” Senior Project Manager Adam Bisher said.“We have the right people on the job to deliver a successful project.”
Benefits to Warm Mix Asphalt
Allan Myers mixes about 5 million tons of asphalt each year for internal and external customers. At that volume, safe working conditions and eco-friendly factors are always top of mind. An alternative that is addressing both of those challenges is the use of warm mix asphalt instead of the traditional hot mix.
Allan Myers was among the first to use this style of mix and states such as Delaware and Pennsylvania are requiring it on job sites.
There are several environmental benefits to using warm mix. Some benefits include the decreased amount of natural gas, which reduces the carbon footprint, and less smoke and dust are produced, providing better and safer working conditions at the production plant and on site.
“This saves energy and makes the mix denser for compacting and better overall performance,” said Tim Peffer, Director of Asphalt Quality Control.
The warm mix can be combined with reclaimed asphalt pavement without compromising the quality of the mix. This helps in recycling and reusing existing asphalt, making the process more sustainable.
This mix can also be compacted at 200 degrees out in the field and the density is improved at a lower temperature, which improves the overall pavement performance and increases the longevity. The mix can be hauled longer distances without stiffening and the chemical additives improve the workability at cooler temperatures.
Allan Myers Builds Hope Through Playset
In July 2023, a group of Allan Myers employees built a play set for Jaxson, a 5-year-old currently fighting leukemia, in his own Chesterfield, Va., backyard.
Allan Myers teamed up with the organization Roc Solid Foundation who provides backyard playsets to kids fighting cancer during treatment. Their mission is to bring back play into these family’s daily lives. When a child is diagnosed with cancer, the first thing taken away is the opportunity to play. Normal family activities are replaced with doctor’s appointments and treatments that leave kids with weak immune systems – and often the inability to interact in public.
Volunteers from Allan Myers and Roc Solid constructed the two-story playset and surrounding landscape. The playset included swings, a slide, and rock-climbing wall. Allan Myers donated the playset that was assembled. After just a few hours, the playset was completed and revealed to Jaxson and his family.
The new backyard playset provides a safe place to play for Jaxson and his two older siblings while escaping the reality of fighting cancer and creating happy memories together.