Oregon Project Involves Debris Relocation

Oregon Project Involves Debris Relocation

Portions of deteriorating roadway are shipped for infill application.

July 29, 2013

West Coast Contractors (WCC), Coos Bay, Ore., says it is in the process of repairing a quarter-mile section of a roadway that connected 70 residential homes and thousands of acres of timberland to the city of Mapleton, Ore., and Highway 126.

“Due to the close proximity of the section to the Siuslaw River and years of deterioration as a result of weather, it had eventually slipped down the hillside where it was located, effectively reducing it down to a single lane,” WCC says in a news release of the distressed roadway.

Before it could begin repair work, WCC says it had to first prepare the site by bringing in an excavation crew to remove the debris. “WCC was able to strike a deal with a local man from nearby Florence, Ore., who was in need of gravel to fill a ditch that he had on his property. In exchange for allowing WCC to dump the many thousands of pounds of debris that they had collected from the project site, WCC went above and beyond, relocating the debris on his property by building a bridge that he also needed, free of charge.”

WCC, founded in 1962, describes itself as a general contractor specializing in heavy construction projects including bridges, harbors, marine facilities and governmental work. The company engages in work on bridges, marine construction, road repair, pile driving, demolition, foundation work and other activities.