Spotlight on a Few of Stark’s Current Projects
Stark Excavating was a subcontractor to Rowe Construction on an IDOT multi-bridge reparation project spanning a length of I-74 from Downs to Leroy. There were 4 separate locations effected by this project that were to be completed in two separate phases in order to keep road open to traffic. This resurfacing project began April 4th, 2012 and was completed the first week of August. Stark removed and replaced the approach and performed a partial depth repair on the bridge located closest in Downs on I-74. On the next bridge approximately one mile east on I-74 towards Leroy, Stark completed a wingwall extension and the last two bridge locations both received crashwall extensions. Stark also performed latex overlay on the last bridge located on I-74 in Leroy after Hydro-Technologies completed their hydroscarification process. Project Superintendents: Kevin Pribble and Matt Lehn.
C.H. 10 / Fountain Creek Box Culvert
Was an IDOT staged project of a triple barrel box culvert carrying County Highway 10 over Fountain Creek, located half mile north of Vermilion County, Illinois. Both phases of this project consisted of removing and replacing half of the structure while keeping the roadway open to traffic at all times. The C.H. 10/Fountain Creek Box Culvert project started on April 2nd, 2012 and was completed by October 10th, 2012. Project Superintendent: Kevin Pribble and Barry Claypool.
Caterpillar Loading Docks
Located in East Peoria, Caterpillar, Inc. contracted Stark to perform numerous upgrades to their East Peoria facilities including the Building BB East and Building SS Loading Docks. Project Superintendent: Mike Westart.
Stark completed the reconstruction of Pennsylvania Avenue for the City of Peoria, in Peoria, IL. The project consists of dirt work, storm sewer and concrete paving. Project Superintendent: Dave Boyer.
This project, which commenced in March 2011, was located at the Carle Foundation Hospital Campus in Urbana, IL. Stark was involved with three aspects of the project including Demo and Earthwork, Manorcare Backfill and Site Concrete. The Manorcare Backfill portion of work included the backfilling of an old tunnel to the Manorcare Facility. Stark’s concrete work included a new patient parking lot, removal and replacement of Park Street and Harvey Street, the Emergency Room parking lot, sidewalks and drop-off drive for the new entrance. All of this work was part of the 13 Story Heart and Vascular Institute Expansion at Carle Foundation Hospital Urbana Campus. Project Superintendent: Todd Baker and Mark Aberle.
FedEx Ground Hub Expansion
This approximately $3 million Champaign, IL project began in April 2011 and was completed in July 2012. Stark Excavating’s portion of work included complete demolition, earth excavation, site utilities and landscaping in order to expand the existing package hub. This project was not a phased project, however Stark did have to coordinate this work around an operational facility. This created logistical challenges, but none in which Stark’s team and the facility manager could not overcome. Superintendent: Todd Bree.