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Every week we post a new article here to give you a brief insight into the exciting world of underground construction. Check back frequently to learn more about the work we do and to meet our team!

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Every year, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) undertakes hundreds of construction projects across the state while also maintaining thousands of miles of roadways. However, these work zones can also represent a serious risk to both drivers the crews working them with more than 700 fatalities annually (FMCSA, 2023). In this week’s blogpost we’ll be focusing on the safety strategies that we use every day to ensure work zone safety and what you can do to help.


The US continues to face massive cold fronts this month, but L&M is still hard at work. So, we thought it would be cool to talk about winter safety in this week’s blog post. Winter weather can pose serious risks to crews out in the field. Icy conditions dramatically increase the risk of slips, trips, and falls while working.

Here’s what you can do about slipping while on foot:

· Wear Proper Footwear: If you’re working at a jobsite, you’re likely doing this already. Most heavy-duty work boots include slip resistant soles but if yours do lack this feature, consider investing in something better suited for the season.

· Walk Cautiously: This probably seems obvious but there’s actually a bit...

EV Charging Solution

As companies and consumers rise to meet the challenges of climate change, Electric Vehicle (EV) technology has evolved at an astounding rate leading to the exponential growth of EV sales. With more people using electric or hybrid cars, many businesses have been working hard to supply and install charging stations for their customers and employees. However, while these charging stations may be new, many of the buildings they provide for are not. Companies therefore often find themselves needing a safe and effective means of installing new electrical utilities without damaging or disrupting existing structures. That’s why in this week’s blog post we’ll be talking about Horizontal Directional Drillings (HDD) role in the installation of EV charging stations and how L&M can...


Our employees here at L&M can spend a great deal of time out in the sun, and although the summer months may be coming to an end, we all know that Colorado tends to run a season behind. In this week’s blog post we’ll be taking a look at all the ways that those who work out in the field can take to stay cool.

Any doctor will tell you that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, so let’s begin by discussing the simple yet diverse ways that you can prevent heat exhaustion. It may seem obvious, but it simply cannot be overstated: drink water. Sweating is one of our body’s foremost natural defenses against heat exhaustion and it can’t do it properly without lots of water. Similarly, wearing loose fitting and lightweight clothes can also help with temperature regulation,...


We're happy to have worked with the City of Delta to implement vehicle detection systems and in this blog post, we'd like to take some time to talk about our process. The average Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) process involves locating existing underground utilities, digging bore pits, and vacuum potholing to verify utility depths. Once the drilling process is complete, pipe or conduit can be inserted. Traffic systems can then use these conduits to communicate signals, controlling the flow of traffic.