The new State Route 99 Tunnel project is one of a number of major infrastructure projects currently under construction in Washington State and Long Painting Company is providing painting work for a large portion of this project.
The project team included Superintendents, Ed Henningsen and Rich Jendrick and Foremen, Keith Antram and Jesus Navarro.
There are 2 major segments to our work – the North and South Operations buildings and the Bored Tunnel.
The North and South Operations buildings are located at the north and south ends of the bored tunnel. These buildings house the tunnel ventilation systems, operations offices and mechanical and electrical systems for the tunnel. Long Painting Company not only did the painting, but also applied special coatings, floor coatings and anti-graffiti coatings to both buildings.
The Bored Tunnel portion of the project contains the most significant work for our Company. The tunnel is 2 miles long and contains two levels of roadway. Both levels will have two lanes of traffic with the southbound direction on the upper roadway and the northbound direction on the lower roadway.
Our portion of the work consists of painting the tunnel walls from the top of the traffic barrier to a height of approximately 15 feet with a two coat epoxy and urethane coating systems. When this portion of the project is complete, Long Painting Company’s crew will have painted 8 miles of wall inside the tunnel.
In addition to the walls, we are also providing concrete stain on the traffic barrier, another 8 miles worth and painting various tanks inside the tunnel that are designed to handle waste water from roadway runoff. The final part of the project will be the application of concrete stain at the north and south approach structures just outside the tunnel entrances.
Long Painting Company started this project in August of 2015 and is expected to complete the project in late 2018.
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