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Alberta Transportation, Red Deer, AB

Situation: 

Alberta Transportation and Highline Minuteman Electric needed to install street lights along the stretch oh the Queen Elizabeth Highway in Red Deer known as Gasoline Alley. This road is a twinned highway that frequently supports passenger and commercial vehicles at all hours, which meant the Almita crew had to be quick to keep traffic flowing and be focused on safety while working between the busy north and south lanes.

Solution: 

By using helical piles as bases for the street lights we eliminated the time needed for traditional concrete bases to cure and dramatically sped up the installation process. Designed to withstand the environmental strain of this area while supporting 70’ light poles, the custom helical piles we used on this project were 12” by 14’. With a compact but skilled team and small installation equipment, we were able to complete the project quickly and with minimal traffic disruption.

Results: 

The project included project management, design, fabrication, and installation of 125 helical piles used as street light bases. By choosing helical piles over concrete, the client was able to begin installing street light poles immediately after we were complete, further reducing the time to project completion.