Construction Photos

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JUL 2024

Crews pour concrete for a new express lane ramp at Blue Valley Parkway.

Old northbound U.S. 69 highway pavement is removed to make way for new pavement.

An overhead view shows work taking place at 119th Street.

Heavy equipment operators complete demolition of the old southbound Blue Valley Parkway bridge.

Crews establish the new retaining walls base for the new U.S. 69 northbound bridge over 119th Street abutment. The photo shows steel piles for the new foundation, the excavation prepared for the base of the retaining wall and, in the background, a temporary retaining wall constructed to support existing U.S. 69 southbound during construction.

Bridge columns are constructed to support the new U.S. 69 northbound bridge over Tomahawk Creek (near 135th Street).

Construction of new bridge piers and a temporary lowering of 119th Street make way for a new bridge on U.S. 69 northbound over 119th Street. In one weekend, crews lowered 119th Street nearly 2 feet to provide safe vertical clearance for continued bridge construction.

Bridge crews move machinery into place that they will use to pour the deck on this new bridge over Indian Creek (between 119th Street and College Blvd.).

Crews place and finish concrete that will form the bridge deck for the new U.S. 69 northbound bridge over Indian Creek (between 119th Street and College Blvd.).

During overnight work, bridge crews set girders in place to support a new U.S. 69 northbound bridge over 119th Street.

A following trailer supports a girder as crews ready cranes to lift the new beam into place for the U.S. 69 bridge over 119th Street.

Cranes lift a new beam into place for the U.S. 69 northbound bridge over 119th Street.

JUN 2024

Construction team members make final preparations to pour the deck of the U.S. 69 bridge over 139th Street.

Looking south: New bridges over and just north of College Blvd. are under construction on the 69Express project.

Crews prepare to pour the deck on Bridge #7 near 139th Street.

Plywood decking is installed on the bridge over College Blvd.

Many hands are needed to prepare for deck pours. This bridge over College Blvd. is no exception.

Heavy equipment operators excavate an embankment at 143rd Street.

MAY 2024

Construction workers place a box culvert into the U.S. 69 Highway median.

Cranes line up to set girders on the 135th Street Bridge.

Heavy equipment drills holes for noise wall posts on the east side of northbound U.S. 69 near 151st Street.

Excavation takes place along 135th Street.

An overhead view shows the concrete batch plant and construction staging area in a 135th Street loop ramp.

Cranes set a girder on the 135th Street bridge.

A northbound U.S. 69 bridge takes shape over 135th Street.

Noise wall panel installation begins on the east side of northbound U.S. 69 near 139th Street.

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