Road Building

Metra Lombard Station

Metra Lombard Station

Scope

Michels designed and installed an Earth Retention System (ERS) for a new pedestrian tunnel that was bored under three live rail lines. The ERS consisted of 600,000 pounds of hot-rolled sheets as well as 100,000 pounds of structural steel for internal bracing.

Michels expedited the project by using two of its ABI Mobirams equipped with vibratory hammers to simultaneously install sheets on the east and west sides of the track. Sheeting lines were located 9 feet from the centerline of the existing tracks. Michels used terrain cranes equipped with telescoping handlers to install and remove the internal bracing.

  • Michels designed and installed an Earth Retention System (ERS) for a new pedestrian tunnel that was bored under three live Metra and Union Pacific rail lines.

Projects

Michels worked in close proximity to live freight and pedestrian rail traffic and overhead rail signal lines to construct a temporary pedestrian train platform.

Foundations

Train Platform

Illinois

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Train Platform

Michels built caissons and installed H-pipes for the Torrence Avenue Bridge along the Grand Calumet River.

Foundations

IDOT Torrence Avenue

Illinois

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IDOT Torrence Avenue

Michels installed 64 micropiles to construct a deep foundation system for an existing parking garage.

Foundations

Parking Garage

Wisconsin

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Parking Garage

Michels Corporation completed a deep foundations package for a rail bridge to carry the Rock Island Metra tracks over tracks used by Amtrak and freight trains, eliminating at grade crossings.

Foundations

Metra Flyover Bridge

Illinois

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Metra Flyover Bridge

Michels scope of work is to install 242 drilled shafts to support the piers for anew bridge. The installation of the drilled shafts was completed with the simultaneous use of up to four drill rigs. Utilizing barges, 233 drilled shafts were installed in the river. Michels crews also installed 7-foot and 10-foot permanent steel casing into bedrock for each shaft.

Foundations

I-74 Mississippi River Bridge

Illinois

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I-74 Mississippi River Bridge

Michels constructed an underground water retention cistern inside of an occupied apartment  building. Due to historic water levels in Milwaukee, WI, a parking garage had been underwater and inaccessible since March of 2019.

Foundations

210 Water St.

Wisconsin

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210 Water St.

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