Completion of the culvert installation 2015!

We had a very successful day on Elk View road today.  The culvert installation was completed and the road re-opened.  We started the day installing rip rap to stabilize the banks around the new culvert.  We also added more gravel to the culvert and over the stabilizing rip rap to allow easier passage of amphibians.  We also installed lock blocks at each end to give support to the road fill.  We worked around some very large boulders in the ground and created inviting openings for the amphibians.  The ends of the culvert will tie nicely into the directional fencing that will be installed later this month to guide the toadlets through the culvert.  The crew worked hard to clean up the road and a paving crew came in and did a great job.  We are very grateful for the fabulous Lafarge crew and all the other organizations that contributed to this project.  We are excited to see this stage of this project completed and look forward to working with this structure to help the local amphibians populations cross the road!

Installing rip rap to stabilize the bank.

Installing rip rap to stabilize the bank.

Installing lock blocks at each end of the culvert.

Installing lock blocks at each end of the culvert.

Installing safety barriers.

Installing safety barriers.

Cleaning up the road and compacting the road base.

Cleaning up the road and compacting the road base.

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Paving the road.

Compacting the asphalt.

Compacting the asphalt.

Our fabulous Lafarge construction crew: Jeff, Brandon, Joe, and Dan - thanks for all your hard work!

Our fabulous Lafarge construction crew: Jeff, Brandon, Joe, and Dan – thanks for all your hard work!

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