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Road Repair Season

Now that the weather is warming up, it’s time for that fifth season in Pennsylvania: Road Repair Time! The state has allocated $8 billion for the transportation budget. In just one district, PennDOT has construction projects covering 547 miles of road and 154 bridge replacements. According to the PennDOT website, there are 1171 projects under construction and 455 more in the planning stages.

Matthews Structural Solutions Road Prepping and Repair

traffic management and road repairThe experts at Matthews Structural Solutions offer road prepping solutions to structurally repair or remove existing roads. We will preserve the structural integrity of the road through the implementation of proper road maintenance methods. We offer safe, efficient, and quick road repairs or replacement for Pennsylvania. Our method begins by mapping the area where the road repair or replacement will occur. Once the location is pinpointed, surveys and assessments are begun to make sure that the ground is suitable for the required road usage.

Once the surveys are completed the groundwork begins. Survey posts are set and any trees and other obstacles are removed. Once the final measurements are made, the road is repaired or replaced and the finishing touches are done. Matthews Structural Solutions doesn’t just leave you hanging after the road construction is finished. We offer routine maintenance such as repainting and repaving, as it is needed.

Matthews Structural Solutions has experience ranging from driveways to miles of road in the middle of town or out in the countryside. We provide new asphalt paving and asphalt overlays, along with existing pavement repair. Our team has the tools and experience to take on commercial driveways and parking lots, along with any size of roadway. We will keep your traffic moving on safe and stable surfaces.

Matthews Structural Solutions Traffic Assistance

In addition to building or repairing your driveway or road surface, Matthews Structural Solutions is here to make sure the traffic flows safely and efficiently. We provide trained and certified traffic assistance personnel. We offer:

  • Flaggers
  • Pavement Technicians
  • Traffic Control Technicians
  • Supervisors

All of the people involved with traffic assistance are trained to perform at the highest level. We are experienced with special events, detours, road replacement and repair, road and lane closures, traffic shifts, and new road construction. It doesn’t matter what the size of the project is, we have the staff and equipment to make sure that everything flows smoothly and safely.

We comply with all state and local guidelines and regulations, so you won’t have to worry about making sure all the rules are being followed. Our crews are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and the equipment can be used on a daily basis or used for long-term projects. We will take care of work zone maintenance, set-up, and clean-up.

You can stay focused on your project, knowing that everyone is safe and that traffic is flowing efficiently.

Contact the friendly and knowledgeable staff at Matthews Structural Solutions for all of your road and traffic needs this summer.


Control Your Gas Well Traffic


traffic conesThe safety of employees and the public is important to everyone. When working on a gas well project, there is a need to give your employees a safe area to work. At the same time, motorists need to be able to get to their destinations safely. Traffic control services from Matthews Structural Services will provide a safe environment while allowing the traffic flow to move with little interruption.

Mixing Big Rigs and the Public

In addition to your employees working in the area, gas well projects usually involve tractor-trailers, rigging, and fracking equipment. The vehicles and equipment need to be able to get to the work area quickly and safely. Even a small fender-bender can cause problems throughout the project; accidents involving construction equipment or semis rarely ends up being a “small” accident.

Our traffic control, flaggers, cones, and detours will help keep everyone safe and keep traffic flowing efficiently. We have crews and equipment at the ready, with short or long-term availability seven days a week. Our staff is professional, courteous, and knowledgeable, providing you the best service possible. Our traffic flaggers and supervisors are certified and will provide you the level of service you expect from Matthews Structural Solutions.

We have been providing traffic control and traffic management services to the Pittsburgh area for almost 40 years. We know what we’re doing and will make sure your employees and the public remain safe. We can handle everything from simple lane closures to complex work zones. We will help you get the job done safely and efficiently.

Pennsylvania is a Hot Bed for Gas Drilling

According to a report by Fox News, Pennsylvania will continue to be a popular place for natural gas production, specifically the Marcellus Shale region. Oil and gas analyst Fadel Gheit of Oppenheimer & Co. expects Pennsylvania to be at the top of the gas production list for at least the next few years, if not longer.

Over the last four years, thousands of wells have been put in production, but approximately 2000 more have been drilled, but have not put into operation yet. Because these holes are started, it is cheaper for companies to start production at those sites than to start new wells in states like New York or West Virginia. According to a report from Bentek Energy, it is estimated that, even if there isn’t a single new well drilled in the next year and a half, production could grow by 31% just by hooking up the partly drilled wells.

Because prices are so low, drillers are looking for oil deposits or “wet gas”. Wet gas has more raw energy than “dry” natural gas and can be used at petrochemical plants. Shell Oil Co. is building a large petrochemical plant in western Pennsylvania, just because the wet gas is in abundance there. The gas can be used to make plastics and other consumer and industrial products. Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio seem to have the most areas containing the wet gas.

Business is Booming, Make Sure You’re Covered

The demand for traffic control is only going to increase, so you need to make sure that you have the best people lined up to handle your gas well traffic. Fly-by-night businesses are going to pop up (and already are), capitalizing on the demand for gas well-related services. Don’t let your gas drilling projects get slowed down or stopped due to the sloppy services of a shady company. Matthews Structural Solutions has been in the business since 1980. We know gas drilling, traffic control, and any other service you may need. Contact us today to learn more.