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USACE builds road in Helmand province, cuts travel time in half: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is constructin...

USACE builds road in Helmand province, cuts travel time in half: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is constructin...

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (Nov. 19, 2012) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is constructing a road in Helmand province, from Nawa to Lashkar Gah, that already has cut travel time in half. "We are about 46 percent finished with construction on this 14.3 mile road," said Robert Greco, the project manager. "But already travelers are saving about 30 minutes of time by using the portions we have completed." Construction on the two-lane road began in April 2012 and is scheduled for completion by June 2013. In addition to the 23-foot-wide paved roadway, there will be five-foot-wide gravel shoulders on each side and about 18 culverts to reduce the risk of flooding. "This road will greatly benefit the people of Helmand province because travel times will be significantly reduced," said Col. Vincent Quarles, the Afghanistan Engineer District-South commander. "Once we complete ...

Full article: http://www.army.mil/article/91445/USACE_builds_road_in_He...

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