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City of Camas STEP

Transmission Main

This project was a large scale utility job consisting of 7000 + Feet of 24” Sewer Line, through a variety of areas including, going under Hwy 14, Under the BNSF Rail Tracks, Over the Washougal River, Through Wetlands, and Sensitive Native American Historical Areas, as well as through busy City Streets. This project is a testament to McDonald Excavating’s ability to complete Large Scale Utility Work in a variety of environments, on time and on budget.

As part of an effort to increase capacity for the City of Camas’ growing population McDonald Excavating was hired to install a new 24” Sanitary Sewer Force Main from the existing Wastewater Treatment Plant all the way into downtown.

The job consisted of over 7000 Feet of 24” Pipe that went under Hwy 14, Under the BNSF Railway, Over the Washougal River, West on 3rd into downtown Camas.

Crews installing pipe on 3rd, a very busy thoroughfare between Camas and Washougal.

City of Camas STEP

Transmission Main

The job consisted of over 7000 Feet of 24” Pipe that went under Hwy 14, Under the BNSF Railway, Over the Washougal River, West on 3rd into downtown Camas.

Crews installing pipe on 3rd, a very busy thoroughfare between Camas and Washougal.

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PMLR East Walls

Wall Building

The Portland to Milwaukie Light Rail East Project was the construction of new light rail stretching from the Tillicum Bridge to the town of Milwaukie, McDonald Excavating played a major role as a Subcontractor to Stacy and Witbeck, part of our role was the construction of a very large quantity of walls, consisting of Block Walls, Gabion Walls, Soilder Pile Walls, MSE Walls, and many more.

Preparation for the construction of the East abutment walls for the Tillicum Bridge.

Crews are working hard placing lagging between the Soldier Piles, to make room for the Lightrail Guideway.

Excavating for the bottom row of lagging.

Wall is finished and ready for Concrete, and the guideway is ready for rock!

PMLR East Walls

Wall Building

Crews are working hard placing lagging between the Soldier Piles, to make room for the Lightrail Guideway.

Excavating for the bottom row of lagging.

Wall is finished and ready for Concrete, and the guideway is ready for rock!

What’s not to like about McDonald Excavating? Great people, great work, great business! - Brian Anthony - Anderson Construction
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SR 501 Slide Repair

Emergency Slide Repair

McDonald Excavating was selected by WSDOT on an Emergency Basis to complete and fast track the repair of SR 501 leading to the town of Ridgefield, WA. The project including removing 10,000 CY of Slide Debris and building a rock buttress, in conjunction with all road restoration in a period of 30 days. McDonald Excavating Tackled this project aggressively and opened the road early to the public.

McDonald Excavating was selected by the Washington Department of Transportation to repair the SR 501 Slide. The slide restricted the access to and from the Town of Ridgefield. This work included the excavation of nearly 8,000 Cubic Yards of Slide Material, and placement of 11,000 Tons of stabilization rock, as well as repair of SR 501. This work was completed in 27 days!!

Excavation of the Keyway at the bottom of the slide.

Placement of the first layer of Stabilization Rock at the bottom of the slide.

Placing the last of the rock to stabilize the slope.

A panoramic view of the near complete repair.

SR 501 Slide Repair

Emergency Slide Repair

Excavation of the Keyway at the bottom of the slide.

Placement of the first layer of Stabilization Rock at the bottom of the slide.

Placing the last of the rock to stabilize the slope.

A panoramic view of the near complete repair.

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NW 6th & Norwood

City of Camas - Round-a-bout

NW 6th and Norwood was a dangerous intersection in the City of Camas, WA controlled by 2 stop signs prior to this project, McDonald Excavating was awarded this project to rebuild this intersection utilizing a traffic circle, the end result moves traffic much better than before, in a safe and controlled manner.

At the nearly completed interchange you could already see that this project was a great one. With improvements to traffic safety and flow, plus additional green space, McDonald Excavating really enhanced the vision that the city had for such a critical link to the rest of Camas. Great Job Team!!

As part of the intersection improvements all of the utilities in the intersection were upgraded, here our crews are installing the new drainage system for the project.

As the most busy intersection in the City of Camas, separating construction from the traveling public was very important for the safety of the public and the safety of our crews.

McDonald Excavating cares about the safety of their people and the public. All our job sites strive to keep everyone safe and moving. The Camas Round-a-bout is a great example of team work with the community. Post construction this is a much safer interchange.

NW 6th & Norwood

City of Camas - Round-a-bout

As part of the intersection improvements all of the utilities in the intersection were upgraded, here our crews are installing the new drainage system for the project.

As the most busy intersection in the City of Camas, separating construction from the traveling public was very important for the safety of the public and the safety of our crews.

McDonald Excavating cares about the safety of their people and the public. All our job sites strive to keep everyone safe and moving. The Camas Round-a-bout is a great example of team work with the community. Post construction this is a much safer interchange.

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PDX Utilities

Setting Multiple Utility Vaults

Over 2016 and 2017 McDonald Excavating has been the choice excavator for the relocation and installation of new electrical/communication related to the QTA (Quick Turn Around) Facility at Portland International Airport, our work has consisted of ~26,000 feet of excavation and backfill for new conduits, as well as, the excavation and placement of 40 large vaults. We have completed this work without any injuries to our peope and without damage to any existing utilities.

As part of the Quick Turnaround Access Facility (QTA) our crews were hired by several contractors to Excavate for all of the Vaults and Ductbanks associated with both the parking lots and building Construction. With nearly 30,000 LF of combined trenching and over 35 vaults, installation around existing critical PDX utilities was very serious work, and required extreme coordination and attention to detail.

McDonald worked closely with all involved on this project to keep things moving as safely and smoothly as possible.

Given the complexity of the digging and the performance by the McDonald Excavating crew, this project was completed and McDonald Excavating was asked to perform work in other areas of this large project.

PDX Utilities

Setting Multiple Utility Vaults

McDonald worked closely with all involved on this project to keep things moving as safely and smoothly as possible.

Given the complexity of the digging and the performance by the McDonald Excavating crew, this project was completed and McDonald Excavating was asked to perform work in other areas of this large project.

What’s not to like about McDonald Excavating? Great people, great work, great business! - Brian Anthony - Anderson Construction
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Ridgefield Waterline

Install 24" Water mainline

This project included the installation of ~5000 Feet of 24” Water Main for the purpose of providing sufficient water flow to the new Cowlitz Casino located in Ridgefield, WA.

This fast paced 24" waterline installation presented many challenges to our crews. With inclement weather playing a large role, McDonald Excavating had three separate crews working on different parts of the project.

Nearly a mile of pipe was laid in the winter months to service a new casino that is being built in Ridgefield. McDonald Excavating performed this job on the fast-paced schedule that that was requested by the owners.

A very important part of this waterline installation was maintaining access for the homeowners along the route. The McDonald Excavating crews made every effort to minimize the disturbance to all of the homeowners and businesses along the route.

As the sun set on this job, McDonald Excavating was working with the general contractor to negotiate more work in the future, looking forward to establishing a long working relationship.

Ridgefield Waterline

Install 24" Water mainline

Nearly a mile of pipe was laid in the winter months to service a new casino that is being built in Ridgefield. McDonald Excavating performed this job on the fast-paced schedule that that was requested by the owners.

A very important part of this waterline installation was maintaining access for the homeowners along the route. The McDonald Excavating crews made every effort to minimize the disturbance to all of the homeowners and businesses along the route.

As the sun set on this job, McDonald Excavating was working with the general contractor to negotiate more work in the future, looking forward to establishing a long working relationship.

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Franklin St

Neighborhood Sewer Line Improvements

The Franklin Street Neighborhood Sewer Line Improvement Projects included the installation of ~800 LF of Gravity Sewer Main and associated laterals thru an existing neighborhood in Camas, WA. The challenges of this project was the soils conditions which include Sandstone, which makes digging very difficult, we were prepared for this condition and beat the project schedule. Other items of work included cement treatment of the roadway, and curb to curb pavement restoration.

Neighborhood improvement and Tie in sewer lines for 30 homes, rebuild the street and making sidewalks for ADA. McDonald Excavating's dirt moving roots began in the Camas/Washougal area. It is always wonderful to see great local work by great local people.

Franklin St

Neighborhood Sewer Line Improvements

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Sellwood Bridge

Detour Package, Bridge Abutments, Precast Arch Culvert Foundation

McDonald Excavating completed many different packages of work on the Sellwood Bridge Project at the direction of the Prime Contractor and Joint Venture Slayden/Sundt. Our work consisted of completing the earthwork for the temporary bridge detour, the earthwork for the landslide mitigation, and the Macadam Bay/Stephens Creek Access work. McDonald Excavating spend 4 years working on this project.

Excavation for the massive tie-back anchors that will hold the hillside from sliding, and make the construction of the new Sellwood Bridge possible.

More excavation for the tie-back anchors.

Setting the Precast Segments of the Arch Culvert over Stephens Creek. This will allow for new access and egress for the Macadam Bay Floating Community.

Finishing the Stream Bed Channel for Stephens Creek

Sellwood Bridge

Detour Package, Bridge Abutments, Precast Arch Culvert Foundation

More excavation for the tie-back anchors.

Setting the Precast Segments of the Arch Culvert over Stephens Creek. This will allow for new access and egress for the Macadam Bay Floating Community.

Finishing the Stream Bed Channel for Stephens Creek

McDonald Excavating is one of the most forward thinking civil contractors I have had the pleasure of working with. They consistently look for optimal solutions to their work and partner with the entire project team ensure the success of the project. The McDonald team’s organization and professionalism are exemplary! - Ed Trotter -Sr PM, Design & Construction - OHSU
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Balch Consolidation Shaft

City of Portland - Conduit, Shafts

As a subcontractor to James W. Fowler, McDonald Excavating performed multiple shaft excavations, some extending 50+ feet deep, to connect the micro-tunnels being completed by Fowler. This work was part of the overall Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) projects for City of Portland.

Balch Consolidation Shaft

City of Portland - Conduit, Shafts

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PMLR East

Pipe and Utilities

As part of the Portland to Milwaukie Light Rail East Project McDonald Excavating completed a variety of Utility Work, including a large diameter crossing under the UPRR tracks, and a 5x6 box culvert at Courtney Springs, utilizing slide rail shoring at a depth of 35 Feet.

Crews pushing a 36” HDPE Pipe through a casing under the UPRR Tracks at the Ochoco Crossing for the Portland Milwaukie Light Rail.

The Beginning of the excavation and slide rail installation at the Courtney Springs Box Culvert. This excavation reached a depth of 36’.

Prepping for the tie-in point with the existing box culvert.

Lowering the first piece of box culvert.

Maxing the reach of an 850 Excavator!

PMLR East

Pipe and Utilities

The Beginning of the excavation and slide rail installation at the Courtney Springs Box Culvert. This excavation reached a depth of 36’.

Prepping for the tie-in point with the existing box culvert.

Lowering the first piece of box culvert.

Maxing the reach of an 850 Excavator!

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Vancouver Rail Project

West 39th Street Bridge

As a subcontractor to Cascade Bridge, McDonald performed all associated earthwork and utilities, including 3 bores under the BNSF rail yard, and casing all utilities within the railway. We constructed large embankments for the bridge approaches, and all other roadwork.

Our company was hired by Cascade Bridge to complete all of the earthwork, grading, and utility installations on the Vancouver Rail West 39th Street Bridge Project. The bridge crosses over a busy BNSF™ rail yard that has previously been blocked for the past several years. This passage is a necessity to travelers between downtown Vancouver and Fruit Valley Road. To date, this has been our largest single contract, and includes excavation, embankment construction; water, sewer, and storm utilities; retaining walls; and many other challenging tasks required when working in and around a live rail yard.

The final portion of the work performed by McDonald excavating was the rebuilding of business access and other entrances. With strong roots in small business, McDonald Excavating recognizes the importance of keeping access to the area businesses open.

McDonald Excavating also performed site work that included Road Reconstruction and some large MSE Wall Construction

Vancouver Rail Project

West 39th Street Bridge

The final portion of the work performed by McDonald excavating was the rebuilding of business access and other entrances. With strong roots in small business, McDonald Excavating recognizes the importance of keeping access to the area businesses open.

McDonald Excavating also performed site work that included Road Reconstruction and some large MSE Wall Construction

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OHSU - Knight Cancer Research Building

Remediation and Site Preperation

The OHSU Knight Cancer Research Project is unique and one we extremely proud of. In this IPD (Integrated Project Delivery) platform McDonald Excavating was chosen as the earthwork trade partner for this project based on our qualifications and experience, more specifically in the area of contaminated soils remediation. This project consisted of all the excavation, utilities, grading, and soil remediation necessary for the construction of the building, Bond Ave, and Meade Street.

Additional information about this project A Day in the Life of an Excavator

McDonald Excavating crew digging Utility Trenches lined with Demarcation Fabric. This separates the Contaminated Soil from clean soil.

In an effort to keep all of the onsite workers safe McDonald Excavating uses Red Ropes delineating off limits contaminated soil excavations. Only Qualified and trained personnel may enter these areas.

An aerial view showing a section of the sub grade. All of the contaminated material for the utility trenches was removed by McDonald Excavating. Demarcation fabric was install and rock was compacted bringing the excavated areas up to sub-grade.

The McDonald Excavating team doing some cleaning on the job to get started. Loading some demolition debris from the drill buttress prior to H-Pile and lagging being installed.

McDonald Excavating crew working safely on the final clean up from H-Pile wall installation and prepping the pad for Driller Access.

Monthly Progress photos of the KCRB. McDonald Excavating built some very nice containment cells in the lower left for onsite management and testing of materials prior to disposal.

OHSU - Knight Cancer Research Building

Remediation and Site Preperation

In an effort to keep all of the onsite workers safe McDonald Excavating uses Red Ropes delineating off limits contaminated soil excavations. Only Qualified and trained personnel may enter these areas.

An aerial view showing a section of the sub grade. All of the contaminated material for the utility trenches was removed by McDonald Excavating. Demarcation fabric was install and rock was compacted bringing the excavated areas up to sub-grade.

The McDonald Excavating team doing some cleaning on the job to get started. Loading some demolition debris from the drill buttress prior to H-Pile and lagging being installed.

McDonald Excavating crew working safely on the final clean up from H-Pile wall installation and prepping the pad for Driller Access.

Monthly Progress photos of the KCRB. McDonald Excavating built some very nice containment cells in the lower left for onsite management and testing of materials prior to disposal.

McDonald Excavating was contracted under the local general contractor to perform the Knight Cancer Research Building soil remediation while also balancing the SW Bond Ave Remediation and SW Meade St Extension. Their expertise and professionalism in brown field remediation set the stage for a successful venture not only meeting the standards of each overseeing officers but setting what DEQ recognizes as the “Gold Standard” of environmental remediation. (exert from letter of recommendation) - Mike Buckiewicz - Project Manager - OHSU
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Washougal Bank Demolition

Removal of Parking Lot and Structure

This project was the demolition of an old bank building for one of our clients in Washougal, WA. This will make way for a new development in the near future.

Washougal Bank Demolition

Removal of Parking Lot and Structure

McDonald Excavating did a great job for us on our recent demolition project. They handled all aspects of the job including permits, environmental abatement, and utility disconnects in a very prompt and professional manner. - Wes Hickey - Lone Wolf Development
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Lacamas Lane Slide Repair

Slide Repair

As a result of the Heavy Winter Rains of 2015/2016 McDonald Excavating completed the repair of this slide for the City of Camas, this including removing the slide debries from the slope and building back a rock buttress to stabilize the slope.

The job is about to start.

The McDonald Excavating crew is about done with the clearing for debris.

Starting from the top the saturated soil is removed until more suitable material is found.

The material export has begun. One machine pulling the slope and another loading the trucks out. All this while the road has one lane open!!

With export completed, this is the calm before the import of materials and the under fabric is put in.

The McDonald Excavating team begins to ascend up the hill placing the buttress material over the fabric.

Putting the final touches on the slope before the machines leave for another job.

With the slope complete, the McDonald Excavating team will do a little bit of clean up before heading to the next job. The trees were planted, light pole installed and the city gave their stamp of approval. Great Job Team!

Lacamas Lane Slide Repair

Slide Repair

The McDonald Excavating crew is about done with the clearing for debris.

Starting from the top the saturated soil is removed until more suitable material is found.

The material export has begun. One machine pulling the slope and another loading the trucks out. All this while the road has one lane open!!

With export completed, this is the calm before the import of materials and the under fabric is put in.

The McDonald Excavating team begins to ascend up the hill placing the buttress material over the fabric.

Putting the final touches on the slope before the machines leave for another job.

With the slope complete, the McDonald Excavating team will do a little bit of clean up before heading to the next job. The trees were planted, light pole installed and the city gave their stamp of approval. Great Job Team!

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PBOT SW Bond Project

Surcharge and Retaining Wall Improvements

This project was the first phase of the future Bond Ave which runs between the western abutment of the Tilikum Crossing Bridge/Porter St and SW River Parkway.  The 1,200 foot long roadway will help create road access to new SW Waterfront buildings being built by OHSU and Zidell.  As part of this project three ultra-block gravity walls totaling 1188 linear feet in length and ranging in height from 10 to 20 feet tall were constructed.  78,000 tons of imported granular fill were placed.  The embankment fill was capped with a six foot surcharge which remained in place for 8 months to ensure the ground is adequately compacted for the phase 2 portion of the project which will include utility installation and road construction.

PBOT SW Bond Project

Surcharge and Retaining Wall Improvements

McDonald Excavating was able to complete the work without incident or injury. WE have been pleased and satisfied with their attention to safety and would recommend them for other projects in the City of Portland. - Slavik Dezhnyuk - PBOT - Capital Project Manager II
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SW Bond Remediation

Environmental Mitigation

The project was designed by OHSU and PBOT and includes construction of a new roadway between the western abutment of the Tilikum Crossing Bridge and SW River Parkway.  The property was the previously occupied by multiple commercial/industrial businesses such as, fertilizer plants, shipyards, and metal salvage companies, over the years.  Construction of SW Bond Avenue required excavations beneath existing grade to meet City of Portland subsurface utility clean fill clearance requirements and to accommodate gravity wall footings on either side of the new roadway.  15,000 tons of contaminated soil  and 700 tons of hazardous waste were removed from the site prior to demarcation fabric separating the contaminated soils and the 20,000 tons of clean fill that was placed to bring the project back to original grade.  A 38,000 SF HDPE linear was installed in an area of the project used to be the home to a fertilizer plant.  This project was the predecessor to the Bond Surcharge Project by PBOT which involves the construction of Bond Ave, which will be built under PBOT contract and be completed in two phases.  

SW Bond Remediation

Environmental Mitigation

McDonald Excavating was contracted under the local general contractor to perform the Knight Cancer Research Building soil remediation while also balancing the SW Bond Ave Remediation and SW Meade St Extension. Their expertise and professionalism in brown field remediation set the stage for a successful venture not only meeting the standards of each overseeing officers but setting what DEQ recognizes as the “Gold Standard” of environmental remediation. (exert from letter of recommendation) - Mike Buckiewicz - Project Manager - OHSU
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Meade St Extension

Multi Phase Restoration

This project will connect existing SW Meade St and the new SW Bond Ave, which is currently under construction.   Phase one of the project includes the removal/disposal of 2500 tons of contaminated soil, placement of demarcation fabric to separate the existing soil from the new 15,000 tons of clean fill material.  Two ultra-block walls were constructed ranging in height form 12 feet tall to 22 feet tall.  A six foot surcharge will ensure the ground is adequately compacted for the future utilities and roadway which will happen in phase two. 

Meade St Extension

Multi Phase Restoration

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DJC OREGON

Best Utility Contractor & Excavation Firm

Here are two articles about McDonald Excavating A Day in the Life of an Excavator 

 

DJC OREGON

Best Utility Contractor & Excavation Firm

McDonald Excavating was contracted under the local general contractor to perform the Knight Cancer Research Building soil remediation while also balancing the SW Bond Ave Remediation and SW Meade St Extension. Their expertise and professionalism in brown field remediation set the stage for a successful venture not only meeting the standards of each overseeing officers but setting what DEQ recognizes as the “Gold Standard” of environmental remediation. (exert from letter of recommendation) - Mike Buckiewicz - Project Manager - OHSU
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NE 119th St Improvement

Complete Road and Utility Upgrade

NE 119th St Improvement

Complete Road and Utility Upgrade

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La Center Round A Bout

Round A Bout Traffic Improvement

Project consists of installing a roundabout at the intersection of Pacific Highway at W. 4th Street

La Center Round A Bout

Round A Bout Traffic Improvement

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Dead Canyon Bridge Removal

Bridge Removal and Restoration

Remove Dead Canyon Bridge and restore habitat for the area fish and wildlife.

Dead Canyon Bridge Removal

Bridge Removal and Restoration

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