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RS&H T-CM Team Tames Tricky Tunnel Paving Job

The Big Walker Mountain Tunnel sneaks up like a ghost on motorists traveling Interstate 77 through Virginia’s Appalachian Mountains. Big Walker Mountain is the first mountain along the interstate that crews could not snake the road around – so motorists have been driving through it for 46 years.

They’re now traveling on a fresh ribbon of SM-12.5E asphalt, as the RS&H Transportation-Construction Management Practice has wrapped up a paving project in the 4,720-foot tunnel. The RS&H team was able to mill, pave and stripe both lanes of the southbound tunnel in just two nights.

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