(Photos by Carl Thiemann)
Paver Operator David Peach, Lead Man Fernando Reis, Asphalt Raker Charles Brown and other members of a Ranger Construction night shift asphalt crew lay the final lift of pavement on Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm Beach, FL, as part of a two-year, $30 million contract to widen and resurface 4.5 miles of the busy roadway.
The project involves using a Shuttle Buggy (material transfer vehicle) to continuously feed hot-mix asphalt to the hopper attached at the front of the paver, enabling the crew to lay longer stretches of pavement at a time for the smoothest results.
Javoskia “Vot” Holmes operates a Shuttle Buggy to keep a hopper attached to the front of the paving machine filled with hot-mix asphalt.
Bryan Norris guides a dump truck delivering asphalt to the bin of the Shuttle Buggy.