Name: WVF UPRR Settegast Intermodal II
Location: Houston, TX
Time-Period: September 21, 2015 – November 21, 2015
Replacing 11,000 square feet of concrete pad with adjacent trains and 18-wheel tractor trailer trucks constantly moving freight in and out of the Settegast Intermodal Facility in Northeast Houston posed multiple challenges overcome by Webber and its project partners. An innovative consolidation of activities reduced work phases to a third from 21 to 14 which moved the project along quickly and safely while delivering a high quality finished paved facility.
In February 2015 excavators started work to remove the worn existing concrete storage pad and base material from the Union Pacific facility off Kirkpatrick Boulevard north of I-610. As the debris was hauled off, trucks came in with a new base course and by March mixers started delivering new concrete. Webber personnel kept in constant communication with the UPRR facility manager to coordinate project work with train and truck schedules and make sure crews safely maneuvered around low concrete barriers from tracks. Despite frequent rainfall, the $2.9 million project finished four months ahead of schedule in late July 2015 and without a single safety incident. Union Pacific Corp. was so pleased with the new base and 8-inch-deep non-reinforced concrete paving that Webber was recently awarded a follow up contract for 900 cubic yards of 8-inch and 16-inch concrete paving and 1,300 cubic yards of enhanced base at the UPRR facility. Work on the new $1.1 million contract started in early September 2015 and was complete 60 days later. Webber worked with UPRR officials to consolidate phasing on the new contract to finish by November, the start of the especially busy holiday season for the always bustling facility.