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Manafort Brothers Inc. is
working on Connecticut’s first
road rubblization project.

First Rubblization Project

Connecticut’s Manafort Brothers Inc. is currently working on a road resurfacing, bridge and safety improve-
ment project on Route 2, which is the state’s first road rubblization project.

By Joanna Miller “That’s been one of the biggest challenges.”

M anafort Brothers Inc., a fourth-generation Conn-

ecticut contractor, is working on the state’s first
road rubblization project. The project, which
involves resurfacing, bridge and other safety improvements
along Route 2 in Marlboro and Colchester, Conn., involves
The company has approximately 80 people working on
the project and at least five subcontractors on a daily basis.
Negro works alongside Project Manager Jeremy Andru-
skiewcz, Project Engineer Jim Bailey, Project Superintend-
ent Jon Aiudi and Paving Superintendent Jay Laviero.
rubblization, a process of breaking up the existing concrete As senior project manager, Negro heads up the compa-
base in place, rolling it and paving over it with bituminous ny’s heavy highway transportation division, focusing exclu-
concrete, says Senior Project Manager Rick Negro. sively on work for the state of Connecticut.
The process, which offers cost and environmental bene- Following the bridge collapse in Minnesota, he expects to
fits by reusing materials, has been used in other states but see more bridge replacement projects in the near future.
never before in Connecticut. “This is the first job we’ve tried “Obviously, the reasons why are just tragic,” he says.
this on,” Negro says. “It has been going very well. The state
Manafort Brothers Inc. –
and ourselves are happy at this point.” Diverse Services Route 2 Project
The $22.6 million, three-mile project began in April and In addition to transportation work, Mana-
is scheduled to be completed by October 2008. Prior to be- fort Brothers takes on a variety of other Project cost: $22.6 million
Project employees: 80
ginning the rubblization process, the company had to in- projects. “Our diversity sets us apart,” Location: Marlboro and
stall 124,000 feet of edge drain pipe, Negro says. Negro says. “If one division is slow and Colchester, Conn.
“The specifications require that we have to mill, rubblize another is busy, we can refocus internal Scope: Road resurfacing
Rick Negro, senior project
and pave every night and reopen the lane to traffic before resources. We can self-perform most manager: “We self-perform
we go home in the time period allowed,” he explains. everything except electrical, line striping, most of our work.”