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Port of Will County Decline

Port of Will County Decline

Location
Joliet, Illinois
Client
Mining International, LLC
Designer
Continental Placer, Inc.
Contract Value
$4.7 Million
Completion Date
2007
Market Sector
Mining
Capabilities
Self Performance

Atkinson led work on the Port of Will County Decline project for Mining International, LLC, which included driving a 1,500-foot-long, 20-foot-wide by 20-foot-high tunnel at a -15 percent grade. Atkinson utilized a ATM105 Alpine Miner—more commonly known as a roadheader—during the tunnel’s excavation.

Originally designed to provide the owner with access to a level of limestone, the tunnel was later developed into an operational mine for processing and selling limestone.