Birmingham Northern Beltline - Better Beltline








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STR373 - BNB Aerial Shoot - September 8, 2016

September 2016 Photos
Connection to BNB from SR-75

September 2016 Photos
Connector to BNB from SR-79

September 2016 Photos
Vies of on-ramp to BNB from SR-79

Community Outreach Group Project Visit September 8, 2016

September 2016 Photos

September 2016 Photos


June 2016 Construction Photos

Guardrails have been installed where bridges will be constructed.

June 2016 Photos
Looking West from station 2160. Future mainline and ramp bridges will span Self creek from here.

June 2016 Photos
Looking West from station 2190 toward future West abutment of bridge over Self Creek near the middle of the project.

June 2016 Photos
Looking West from station 2205. Soil nail wall on the left, future location of bridge over Self Creek at mid-project crossing ahead.

May 2016 Construction Photos

May 2016 Photos
Community Outreach Group (COG) members observing mainline and soil nail wall at Observation Stop #1. Construction of the soil nail wall saved 11 acres of trees.

May 2016 Photos
Soil Nail Wall near station 2210

May 2016 Photos
Mainline at finished grade with gravel stabilization; drainage structure shown in center of photo.

May 2016 Photos
BNB COG members discussing project

May 2016 Photos
Removal of temporary work bridge at Observation Stop #2

May 2016 Photos
View looking east of Mainline at finished grade through rock cut area near station 2160 (Observation Stop #2)

May 2016 Photos
View looking east from station 2180 at area of future bridge (Observation Stop #3)

May 2016 Photos
View from Green Drive near station 2148 (Observation Stop #4) looking back to east. Bridge abutments for the ramps and mainline can be seen.

 

March 2016 Construction Photos

March 2016 Photos
Looking across Self creek valley from mainline to Ramp B

March 2016 Photos
Removing rock at Ramp B

March 2016 Photos
Active rock excavation at Ramp B

March 2016 Photos
Mainline stabilized with aggregate in rock cut

March 2016 Photos
Roadside ditch and slopes protected with [rolled erosion control product]

March 2016 Photos
Mainline through rock cut
with examples of vegetated,
rock, and
[pneumatic concrete blanket]
stabilization techniques

March 2016 Photos
Drilling for rock cut at Ramp D

March 2016 Photos
Rock cut area at Ramp D

March 2016 Photos
Rock drill at Ramp D and access road

March 2016 Photos
Ramp D at SR-79 with culvert extension in background

March 2016 Photos
Pouring concrete at culvert extension under old section of SR 79

March 2016 Photos
Highway 79 slopes protected with [rolled erosion control product]

March 2016 Photos
[Step pool conveyance] to slow down water flow

March 2016 Photos
[Step pool conveyance] to slow down water flow

 

January, 2016 Construction Photos

January 26, Photos
Looking east from station 2149. Large sediment basin and work area beyond Self Creek and woods.

January  2016 Photos
Rock excavation on ramp with storm clouds rolling in


December 11, 2015 Construction Photos

November 12, 2015
Traffic on Highway 79 shifted over completed section of culvert

November 12, 2015
Final finished grade adjacent to soil nail wall

November 12, 2015
Stabilized slope adjacent to future bridge abutment

November 12, 2015
Finishing up excavation on mainline. Almost at final grade

December 12, 2015
Section at final grade with pneumatic concrete blanket and soil walls. Side drain pipes soon will be installed

December 11, 2015
Nearly-completed access road serving residences near Highway 79. Ramp to the mainline at the right



Community Outreach Meeting, November 12, 2015

December 12, 2015
Regional Engineer DeJarvis Leonard discussing the Birmingham Northern Beltline project with the Community Outreach Group

December 12, 2015
Ashley Cousins, Community Outreach Group Facilitator

December 12, 2015
Community Outreach Group members receiving project updates

November 12, 2015
Barry Fagan, ALDOT Environmental Program Engineer

November 12, 2015
COG members discussing project before the meeting.


July 21, 2015 Construction Photos

July 21 Photos
Better Beltline Community
Outreach Group and Environmental Stakeholders touring project on
July 21, 2015

July 21 Photos
Excavators at work moving
soil and rock

July 21 Photos
Loading Soil and Rock in Caterpillar 777 Off-Road
Dump Truck

July 21 Photos
Loading Soil and Rock in
Caterpillar 777 Off-Road
Dump Truck

July 21 Photos
Empty Caterpillar 777 ready to be loaded. Several types of slope stabilization employed in the background.

July 21 Photos
Loaded Caterpillar 777 taking soil and rock to the waste area

July 21 Photos
Pair of Caterpillar 777s operating
on Left hand haul road. One loaded moving to waste pit and one on the way to be loaded.

July 21 Photos
Water truck at work controlling dust during dry hot summer months

July 21 Photos
Utility truck with view of pneumatic concrete blanket and exposed rock wall

July 21 Photos
Exposed rock wall and
various methods of slope protection

July 21 Photos
Stabilized slopes near Station 2175

July 21 Photos
Completed culverts on the east end of the project

July 21 Photos
Soil nail wall nearing completion
July 21 Photos
Excavator ready to load
 
     



September 9, 2015 Construction Photos

September 9, 2015 Photos
Side view of soil nail wall.
It is 150 feet at the tallest point.

September 9, 2015 Photos
Pnuematic concrete blanket and soil nails used to stabilize side walls in deep cut area.

September 9, 2015 Photos
Pnuematic concrete blanket and soil nails used to stabilize side walls in deep cut area.

September 9, 2015 Photos
Completion of west half of culvert that will extend underneath SR-79.



July 30, 2015 Construction Photos

July 30 Photos
Excavator and bull dozer at work

July 30 Photos
Culvert under construction west of SR 79

July 30 Photos
Loading Caterpillar 777 dump truck

July 30 Photos
Water truck spraying for dust control

July 30 Photos
Retaining wall

July 30 Photos
Application of pneumatic concrete blanket

July 30 Photos
Equipment at work

July 30 Photos
Bull dozer pushing rock for loading

 

July 30 Photos
View looking east from Highway 75. Entrance ramp and retaining wall on right side and exit ramp on left side.

July 30 Photos
View of east end of the project looking west. Entrance ramp and exit ramps tie ins to Highway 75 shown. Permanent sedimentation basin on the right side of photograph and retaining wall in the center part of photograph.

July 30 Photos
View of soil nail wall shot from the east looking west. The wall is almost complete.

July 30 Photos
Western end of the project from the west. Photograph shot from Green Drive area.

July 30 Photos
Excavation work along the mainline of the Beltline. Cuts in this area will be approximately 80 feet in some places. Note different slope stabilization treatments on right side of photograph.

July 30 Photos
View of soil nail wall from the west. Can see eastern end of the project and Highway 75 in the background.

July 30 Photos
Zoomed in view of excavation area along the mainline. Pneumatic concrete blanket being applied along the cuts on the left and right side of the photograph.

July 30 Photos
View of the excavation area looking east. Note excavator loading large Caterpillar 777 dump trucks.

July 30 Photos

View of the culvert that will extend under Highway 79. Culvert being constructed in 4 sections. The southwest section is shown at the top of the photograph and is being used to store materials for the northwest section. Traffic on Highway 79 will be re-routed over the western half when complete while the eastern half is constructed. Highway 79 will be a 4-lane in this section when complete.



July 21, 2015 Construction Photos

July 21 Photos
Better Beltline Community
Outreach Group and Environmental Stakeholders touring project on
July 21, 2015

July 21 Photos
Excavators at work moving
soil and rock

July 21 Photos
Loading Soil and Rock in Caterpillar 777 Off-Road
Dump Truck

July 21 Photos
Loading Soil and Rock in
Caterpillar 777 Off-Road
Dump Truck

July 21 Photos
Empty Caterpillar 777 ready to be loaded. Several types of slope stabilization employed in the background.

July 21 Photos
Loaded Caterpillar 777 taking soil and rock to the waste area

July 21 Photos
Pair of Caterpillar 777s operating
on Left hand haul road. One loaded moving to waste pit and one on the way to be loaded.

July 21 Photos
Water truck at work controlling dust during dry hot summer months

July 21 Photos
Utility truck with view of pneumatic concrete blanket and exposed rock wall

July 21 Photos
Exposed rock wall and
various methods of slope protection

July 21 Photos
Stabilized slopes near Station 2175

July 21 Photos
Completed culverts on the east end of the project

July 21 Photos
Soil nail wall nearing completion
July 21 Photos
Excavator ready to load
 
     


May 2015 Construction Photos

May Photos
Designers of future BNB projects during recent workshop and project tour.

May Photos
Rock excavation and hauling near station 2165

May Photos
Established vegetation, sedimentation basin, rock buttress, progressing soil nail wall work around station 2210

May Photos
Rock bolting for soil nail wall near station 2168



April 2015 Construction Photos

April Photos
Retaining wall, rock work area, and vegetated buffer, station 2232 looking west

April Photos Photos
Aggregate and vegetated stabilization,
station 2205 looking east

April Photos
Soil Nail Wall, station 2206


April Photos
Soil nail wall, station 2208

April Photos
Preparing for blasting, station 2165

April Photos
Work progressing, station 2154 looking east

April Photos
Stabilized diversion ditches, station 2154 looking NE

April Photos
RECP and aggregate slope stabilization,
station 2175

April Photos
Loading excavated material, station 2170

April Photos
Retaining wall, preserved vegetated buffer, station 2218

April Photos
Vegetation, RECP, and aggregate
slope protection installation
as work progresses,
station 2170-2175

April Photos
Rock truck hauling excavated material



November 2014 Construction Photos

October Photos
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East End (between stations 2210-2240)


November Photos
November Photos

West End (between stations 2130-2160)


November Photos

Level Spreader


November Photos
November Photos

Retaining Wall


November Photos

Rock Buttress


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Sedimentation Basins, Sediment Retention Barriers


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Soil Nail Wall (between Station 2200-2210)


November Photos
November Photos

Temporary Construction Bridge


October 22, 2014 Construction Photos

October Photos
October Photos
October Photos

Drilling equipment and soil nail wall
(at right) near station 2205

Spraying for dust control on
haul road winding
through preserved vegetation

Mechanically stabilized earth wall construction near station 2219

 

September 2014 Construction Photos

Stakeholders Tour
Stakeholders Tour
Stakeholders Tour

Construction materials staging area and detention basin near Highway 75

Exit ramp and future tie in at Highway 75

Stakeholders Tour
Stakeholders Tour
 

Soil Nail Wall

2nd archeological investigation site

 
Stakeholders Tour
Stakeholders Tour

Temporary construction bridge over Self Creek

 
Stakeholders Tour
 
Construction access road. Berms divert runoff to sediment basins (off screen), applied hydraulic erosion control product, slope ready for excavation (right side), and minimized clearing on the left.

 




July 16, 2014: Project Stakeholders Tour Work Site

Stakeholders Tour
Stakeholders Tour
Stakeholders Tour

 

July 2014 - Community Outreach Group Tours Site

Tour Group
Tour Group
Tour Group



June 2014 Construction Photos

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Clearing ahead of box culvert construction near station 2233. Silt fence sediment barrier and vegetated buffers surrounding work area.

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Westward view from rock outcropping near station 2222. Cleared hillside with access roads shown in the distance will be excavated in the future as soil nailing is completed.

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Tracked excavator loading rock truck near station 2220


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Rock drills stand ready to assist with blasting and rock removal


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Level spreader discharging from sedimentation basin near station 2217


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Cross-drain inlet near preserved vegetated buffer at station 2217


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Soil excavation and hauling operation near station 2220


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Near-vertical rock bedding planes in area to be excavated close to station 2207


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Temporary access bridge crossing Self Creek near station 2192





Birmingham Northern Beltline Construction, May 21, 2014

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A view looking north-eastward from near station 2205. Sedimentation basin and rock buttress shown at center-left.


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Sedimentation basin with flow baffles and basin dewatering device.


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Test drilling for future soil-nailing operations.



May 15, 2014 COG Meeting

May 15, 2014 COG Meeting
May 15, 2014 COG Meeting
May 15, 2014 COG Meeting

May 15, 2014 COG Meeting
May 15, 2014 COG Meeting




April 21, 2014 Groundbreaking Ceremony

April 21, 2014 Groundbreaking Ceremony

April 21, 2014 Groundbreaking Ceremony
April 21, 2014 Groundbreaking Ceremony
April 21, 2014 Groundbreaking Ceremony




Birmingham Northern Beltline Construction Began in February 2014

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Post-Award Environmental Training

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A meeting was held on February 21, 2014 with the Beltline's contractor, contractor QCP, subcontractors, and ALDOT personnel. Subjects discussed included contract administration, Erosion and Sediment Control plan sheets, project specifications, inspections and sampling. Classroom training and an on-site meeting were conducted.





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