The Norton, VA retaining wall and sidewalk project has received prestigious recognition having been selected for the cover of the 2016 Redi-Rock International Photo Calendar. It is also the featured project for the month of March.
From the Redi-Rock International “People’s Choice Award” Facebook page:
Company: Bell Concrete http://www.bellconcreteindustries.com/
Location: Norton, VA www.nortonva.gov
Installer: Thomas Construction Company, Inc. – Greg Ellege http://www.thomascon.com/index.html
Engineer: Mattern & Craig Consulting Engineers – Brian Newman, PE
City Entrance – Norton, VA – When the tall embankment behind a busy street and sidewalk in Norton, Virginia, became unstable, the city built five terraced walls using Redi-Rock gravity and freestanding walls to secure the steep slope. The colored Limestone texture of the wall gives an aesthetic look to this high-profile location.
The City of Norton, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), and the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals & Energy (DMME) partnered to make this a safe, successful, and attractive project that welcomes residents and visitors to the City of Norton. In addition to stabilizing the slope and improving an area of abandoned mine land (AML), the project also provides a safe pedestrian connection between Norton Elementary & Middle School and Downtown Norton. We are very proud to have been a part of this exciting project.