Slope Stabilization, MnDOT in Crookston

Nicholson Construction Slope StabilizationPITTSBURGH – Nicholson Construction was recently named the Prime Contractor for the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s (MnDOT) slope stabilization project, located alongside Trunk Highway 2 (TH 2).
The goal of the project, which is valued at just over $6 million, is to design and construct an engineering solution that will stabilize the slope failure between Red Lake River and TH 2 in Crookston, Minnesota. Additionally, the scope of the project includes permit coordination, quality management and restoration of the current ground surface condition, instrumentation and a warranty period.
The project will follow the design-build process, which is a more collaborative, streamlined approach to construction that engages designers and contractors earlier than a typical design-bid-build process.
“Design-Build projects really give us a chance to use our expertise and to design unique solutions,” said Dan Thome, Regional Manager, Nicholson Construction. “We’re looking forward to the opportunity to work closely with MnDOT and all of our contractors throughout this project.”
Work will begin in June of 2014 with the geotechnical investigation and is projected to be complete by the Spring/Summer of 2015.

About Nicholson Construction Company

Nicholson has been both a leader and an innovator in the geotechnical construction industry for more than 50 years. With regional offices across the country and headquarters located in Pittsburgh, Nicholson is a nationally renowned specialty contractor, offering proven expertise in the design and installation of deep foundation elements, earth retention systems and ground treatment solutions. We pride ourselves on our ability to consistently provide our clients with innovative, high-quality design-build options for projects of varying size and complexity. Nicholson is the North American subsidiary of Soletanche Bachy, one of the world’s leading geotechnical contractors, and is part of a global network of unparalleled geotechnical resources and expertise.