EHS Awarded Three New PennDOT Contracts!

August 30, 2019

EHS was recently awarded the following three contracts with PennDOT:

1. PennDOT D6 Bridge Cleaning 2019 (Cleaning of over 100 bridges across 5 PA counties)

2. PennDOT SR 29 Schuylkill River Trail (Improvements to the SR 29 Crossing of the Schuylkill River in Phoenixville, PA)

3. PennDOT SR 422 Bridge Overlay Bundle (Overlay of multiple bridges along SR 422)

Check back to the projects page for more information about these contracts. 

EHS Unveils New Company Safety Brand

September 04, 2019

EHS recently unveiled a company-wide safety "brand," with the tagline "Everyone Home Safe." The idea behind the brand is to further cement the culture of safety among EHS management and crew. Employees received shirts, bags, and hard hat decals imprinted with the tagline at the annual mid-season safety meeting, which took place on 9/3. 

"With the launch of the Everyone Home Safe brand we are validating our dedication to making safety our first priority on every job, every day of the year.  EHS has always had an exceptional safety record and this new brand helps reinforce the jobsite safety message and makes sure our employees safely return home to enjoy quality time with family and friends."

- Chris Magdefrau, Vice President 

EHS Preparing to Begin Rehabilitation of Northeast Blvd. over Brandywine River

January 25, 2019

EHS has been awarded the DelDOT contract for rehabilitation of BR 1-577, Northeast Boulevard over Brandywine River. The contract calls for repairs to the pre-stressed concrete beams, bearings, spall repairs on the abutments and piers, and repainting of the steel railing. There will also be a widening of the intersection at 12th street to allow for a dedicated turn lane into the bridge. Work underneath is scheduled to begin in February 2019. The bridge will be closed in early summer for repairs on the deck. 

EHS Employee Juan Wilson Named Safe Employee of the Month for December 2018

January 25, 2019

Eastern Highway Specialists, Inc. is pleased to announce that Juan “Mo” Wilson has been selected as the Safe Employee of the Month for December 2018.

Mo was nominated by his Supervisor John Hemphill because he is “always safety conscious and on many occasions offers safety advice to fellow employees about the work they are performing”

Mo was nominated in October and November as well.  Other nominees for December were Troy Gatewood, Chris Leigh and Demetrius Lloyd.

EHS Employee Mike McMahon chosen as Safe Employee of the Month for November '18

December 28, 2018

Eastern Highway Specialists, Inc. is pleased to announce that Mike McMahon has been selected as the Safe Employee of the Month for November 2018.

Mike was nominated by his Supervisor Jamie Smith because he is “continually checking scaffold handrails, ladders and general jobsite safety”

Mike has been working safely for EHS since he was hired in March of 2005.  This is 14 of the 16 years EHS has been in business!

Other nominees for this month were Dave Lewicki and Juan Wilson

EHS Employee Tony Guajardo voted Safe Employee of the Month for October '18

November 16, 2018

Eastern Highway Specialists, Inc. is pleased to announce that Tony Guajardo has been selected as the Safe Employee of the Month for October 2018.


Tony was nominated by his Supervisor Jesse Abrams because he is “consistently checking extension cords and tools before being used and looking out for the safety of his co-workers.”


Other nominees for this month were Mike McMahon, Dave Lewicki, Chris Leigh and Juan Wilson.

EHS Rolls Out Safe Employee of the Month Program

October 11, 2018

Eastern Highway Specialists, Inc. is pleased to announce that Anthony Pringle has been selected as the Safe Employee of the Month for September 2018.


Anthony was nominated by his Supervisor John Hemphill because “Anthony is always engaged in the Tool Box Talks as well as the Daily Huddle, and brought up an important question about knowing the road and mile marker of where we are working on the highway in the event of an emergency. Especially when there is not a street address that can be given to a 911 dispatcher."

Other nominees for the month were Kevin Heidelberger, Troy Gatewood and Sean Jones. 

EHS Awarded Multi-year DelDOT Structure Maintenance Contract, North District

April 27, 2018

EHS was recently awarded the DelDOT Structure Maintenance Contract, North District, FY 18-21. This contract involves maintenance of multiple bridges throughout northern Delaware. Work includes repairs to concrete piers, abutments, decks, parapets as well as steel members and expansion joints. 

EHS Supervisors Complete AGC Supervisory Training

March 08, 2018

This winter, EHS Supervisors and Project Managers completed six sessions of supervisory training designed by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). According to the AGC, the comprehensive 6-course program focuses on the knowledge and skills that every supervisor must have to be an effective manager of people, time, equipment and materials. Topics covered included leadership, planning and scheduling, cost control, project documents, and risk management. 

EHS Completed Emergency Tide Gate Repair on I-95SB

November 08, 2017

EHS was called upon  by DelDOT for an emergency repair of a tide control gate underneath I-95 SB in Christiana, DE. Tidal conditions left a small window of time for the cast-iron gate to be acessible. EHS organized an interstate lane closure, crane, and dive crew around a schedule that was planned down to the minute. The tide gate was successfully removed, repaired, and reinstalled without a hitch, preventing potential flooding down the line. See the below article from "The News Journal" about the repair and what led up it:

"Month Long Headache" Only Takes EHS Three Weeks

November 08, 2017

EHS recently completed a latex concrete overlay on a heavily traveled overpass on I-95 in Wilmington, DE, over Talley Road. The high profile project required around the clock lane closures due to the strict one month time constraint imposed by the state.


Popular Delaware newspaper "The News Journal," warned motorists of an impending "month-long traffic headache" prior to the start of construction. EHS crews worked with urgency to complete the rehabilitation and were off the bridge three weeks after starting, saving motorists from another week of headache. EHS has a history of completing projects quicker than anticipated, and thrives on time sensitive projects. See the News Journal article on the project below:

EHS Awarded DelDOT Structure Rehabilitation Contract

October 06, 2017

EHS was recently awarded a two year rehabilitation contract with DelDOT, Canal District, in Southern New Castle County. The project calls for repairs to numerous bridges and culverts throughout the transportation district. EHS has a decade of experience performing repair and maintenance contracts for the state of Delaware, and looks forward to continuing quality work in this industry niche. 

Chris Magdefrau, P.E., promoted to Vice President of EHS

May 12, 2017

Eastern Highway Specialists, Inc. is pleased to announce that Christian Magdefrau, P.E. has been promoted to the role of Vice President. Chris joined EHS in 2010 and has a total of 15 years of highway and bridge construction experience. A registered Professional Engineer in Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania, he has a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree and an MBA from the University of Delaware. In his new role Chris will still be involved with daily operations on the projects EHS performs for its client base. New responsibilities will include government relations, workforce and management development and assisting with long term strategic planning for the company.

EHS Employees Complete Concrete Repair Master Certification

March 22, 2017

Two Supervisors and one Project Manager completed the 2017 World of Concrete Master's Certificate in Concrete Repair this February in Las Vegas, Nevada. World of Concrete provides timely, practical education enabling participants to understand and perform the latest techniques, technology, and best practices within the concrete/masonry industry. 

PA Turnpike Pavement Repairs Contract Awarded to EHS

January 24, 2017

The PA Turnpike Commission recently awarded EHS a pavement repair contract at the Mid-County Toll Exchange on I-476 in Plymouth Meeting, PA. Work items will include concrete patching and bridge  deck repairs, joint repairs, barrier replacement, drainage system repairs, and sidewalk replacements. Work will begin in Spring 2017.

2016 Construction Excellence Award Won by EHS

December 01, 2016

The Delaware Contractor's Association gave EHS the 2016 Construction Excellence Award for their work on the Route 13 overpass at Baylor Blvd. in Wilmington, DE. The award is given for excellence in safety, quality, and innovation for public works projects under 3 million dollars.

EHS Celebrates Opening of Speakman's Covered Bridge

December 01, 2016

EHS staff members joined a group of workers, neighbors, and other stakeholders at a luncheon on Oct. 19th at the bridge site near Unionville, PA. A writeup and photos appeared in "The Kennet Paper" on October 22nd. Click the link to read the article.

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