EHS responded to an urgent call from DelDOT for emergency flood repairs at two locations in New Castle County, DE on Montchanin Rd. and Thompson’s Bridge Rd.

At Thompson’s Bridge Rd., severe flooding took out a large portion of roadway near Brandywine Creek St. Park, resulting in a sinkhole leaving the barrier wall unsupported and damaging the drainage system. EHS engineered a solution to stabilize the wall, backfilled the sinkhole and repaired the drainage system within a matter of days.

At Montchanin Rd., major flooding a few weeks ago washed away the earth supporting a historic stone masonry bridge. This quickly created a dangerous situation that called for the bridge to be closed. EHS mobilized one business day after being contacted and filled the scour with concrete, supporting the bridge for use again. There was another severe rain event one day after EHS completed the repair. It is likely that the swift response by EHS in both of these instances saved both structures from severe damage and minimized a huge risk for the traveling public.

Eastern Highway Specialists, Inc. is the low bidder and subsequently has been awarded a contract to complete silane and high molecular weight methacrylate deck sealing on 33 bridge structures on the SR 1 and SR 7 corridor from the C&D canal to the entrance to Delaware Park. Work is scheduled to begin in the Spring of 2021 and will take approximately 6 months to complete. All work will be performed at night to limit the impact of lane restrictions to the traveling public.

November 2020:

Eastern Highway Specialists, Inc. is pleased to announce that Brandon Robertson has been selected as November 2020 Safe Employee of the Month.

Brandon was nominated by Chris Leigh who emphasized Brandon’s attention to detail when it comes to housekeeping responsibilities on job sites: “Brandon takes the extra effort to keep a clean site. It’s an important factor to keep a clean work environment to minimize the risks of trips and falls.”

October 2020:

Eastern Highway Specialists, Inc. is pleased to announce that Juan Corzo has been selected as October 2020 Safe Employee of the Month.

Juan was nominated by John Hemphill who emphasized his overall attitude and commitment to safety: “Despite being relatively new to this line of work Juan goes out of his way to ask questions about the background behind the safety rules, and has no problem letting other employees know when they are about to do something unsafe. I believe he has embraced our concept of staying safe and watching out for his fellow worker.”

Congratulations, Juan. Runners up for October were James Pentoney and Mike Kohler!

September 2020:

Eastern Highway Specialists, Inc. is pleased to announce that Jim Roberts has been selected as September 2020 Safe Employee of the Month.

Jim was nominated by three different Supervisors who emphasized his “tireless efforts to keep trucks and equipment up to date and running” and how he will “drop what he’s doing to come and help anyone with a safety issue, even if he has a full plate.”

Congratulations, Jim! The runner up for September was Norm Boyer.