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Gilbert Southern's maintenance yard site. The contractor
a fairly large place to set up their maintenance and administrative
for this project, but the terrain limited their choices. Rather than
up their buildings on the project and have to move them later, they
some property from a local landowner, built the bridge crossing Laurel
Creek on the left center of the photo, and set up their buildings. The
large structure can shelter one of the big 150 ton trucks from the
while performing maintenance, and has cranes to help assemble the
machines as well. US 23 runs from right to left on this photograph,
the road to Wolf Laurel Ski Resort winds up to the top of the photo.
large ponds on the left are segments of a silt basin used to filter
soil from the water running off of the project. The water runs through
each pond, settling more and more of the silt as it passes through
one. The alignment of I-26 is right at the bottom of the photo.