The winner of four prestigious bridge awards from four different agencies, JJID is an accomplished and versatile bridge builder. Whether working as a general contractor or as a subcontractor, JJID has brought its expertise to bear on over 50 bridge jobs in Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.
While JJID handles many bridge types, one that has become a specialty is the bridge over water. These projects, ignored by other general contractors because they require pile driving or stream diversion and protection, are in JJID’s wheelhouse. JJID replaces these aged structures, some requiring urgent attention, under very short turnarounds.
JJID has completed hundreds of these jobs in our history. One, emergency repairs on the James Street Bridge in Newport, DE, received the Construction Excellence Award from the Delaware Contractors Association.
Another project required the replacement of an existing structure over Muddy Run Creek in Newark, Delaware. JJID worked closely with the University of Delaware research laboratory to utilize cutting edge materials and methods. As a result, this project received the American Society of Civil Engineers, Delaware Section, Project of the Year Award, and was recognized as the Outstanding Bridge Project by the Delaware Department of Transportation.
Other notable bridge projects include:
- PennDOT Route 41 in Cochranville, Chester County – working as the general contractor, JJID replaced the bridge over Knights Run. The job featured intricate traffic phasing to handle very heavy truck traffic. JJID was able to successfully overcome both the depth of the structure and challenging soil conditions. Another critical element of the project was the post tensioning of the pre-cast arch sections.
- DelDOT Route 141 in New Castle County, Delaware over I-95 – Removal and replacement of the concrete bridge decks and parapets. Also, concrete pier rehabilitation and structural steel repairs including bridge expansion dams. All of the work was performed under live traffic conditions. Many activities were restricted to night time operations to avoid peak traffic.
- DelDOT Route 6 over Duck Creek, Woodland Beach Delaware – Major bridge repairs including resurfacing of the bridge deck with micro-silica modified concrete, installation of elastomeric expansion joints and repairs to the substructure including the jacketing of existing steel pilings. The Delaware Contractors Association and the State of Delaware awarded the 2005 Construction Excellence Award to JJID for our work on this project.
- MDSHA Route 272 and I-95 interchange in North East, Maryland – involved pile driving, major earth moving and rock blasting, together with new ramps and re-construction of a structure spanning I-95.
- MDSHA Route 13 in Pocomoke City, Maryland – Construction of temporary cross-overs to divert traffic to the southbound bridge in conjunction with the complete removal and replacement of the northbound bridge deck and parapets without hindrance to train traffic below.
Highways, byways, and gateways, JJID has built them all. At the core of JJID is highway construction – earthmoving, grading, and paving. It is difficult to travel in DelMarVa without using a road built or improved upon by Joe Julian, Jim Julian, and JJID.
Given its rich history and deep experience, it comes as no surprise that JJID has received multiple awards for its road construction projects. They are two time winners of the Construction Excellence Award jointly bestowed by the State of Delaware and the Delaware Contractors Association. JJID also won an Outstanding Highway Project award from the Delaware Department of Transportation.
Notable projects include:
- DelDOT Route 7- Super Slab Precast Road paving and adjacent lane paving on an expedited schedule.
- DelDOT SR 896 from Route 40 to Interstate 95 – extensive earth-moving and concrete paving.
- DelDOT Route 141 in New Castle County, Delaware from Newport to Prices Corner – a major concrete paving job completed within stringent completion-date specifications. Recognized as the 1998 Outstanding Highway Project by the Delaware Department of Transportation.
- MDSHA Route 40 in Elkton, Maryland – Extensive widening and traffic pattern adjustments to accommodate the newly constructed Wal-Mart Supercenter.
- Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission Reading Interchange - Additional tollbooths and concrete paving.