Contractor: Crain Construction
Old Dominion Freight Line’s largest truck terminal in North America remained in operation 24 hours a day, seven days a week while we built a $9.2 million, 65,339-square-foot addition to the facility.
The solution to keep freight shipments moving without disruptions was to construct the terminal building addition in a non-traditional, backwards fashion. Instead of construction beginning adjacent to the existing terminal, it began at a point furthest away from the original building and required perfect alignment so the new and existing structures would join seamlessly.
This backwards construction allowed for a 60-foot gap to be left between the original terminal building and the new addition so trucks could reach the docks uninterrupted while construction was underway. Once the new addition was completed, the truck route was changed to loop around the new addition without interruption to traffic flow, and the remaining 60 feet of the addition was completed.
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