Kuharchik Construction, Inc. offers efficient traffic signal installation on a municipal scale. To ensure quality work, we commission a multi-departmental, full-time staff that is dedicated to safety. Keeping our team on site from the initial setup to intersection turn-on allows us to provide any necessary services, and to reduce interruptions and down time.
Kuharchik Construction, Inc. will be there every step of the way, readied for maintenance or emergency repairs. Our highly experienced purchasing department secures the best quality materials and calculates lead times to assure that your project is completed in the most timely and cost-efficient manner.
All signal technicians are IMSA (International Municipal Signal Association) Level III Certified, making them prepared to mitigate any issues that arise at any point in the installation process. With nearly 50 years of experience, you can rely on us for optimal roadway management!
Intelligent Transportation Systems:
Kuharchik Construction, Inc. keeps up to date on modern technology with Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) installation. ITS utilizes advanced detection and communication networks to provide a precise, swift, and reliable transportation system. Policies from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the accuracy of ITS have created high demand for its widespread installation. For those reasons, ITS incorporates surveillance and monitoring systems in case of any potential emergency situations. Advantages of ITS:
● Reduction in stops and delays at intersections
● Speed control and improvement
● Travel time improvement
● Capacity management
● Incident management
Our goal is to improve safety, increase mobility, and improve efficiency!
Stadium / Sports Lighting:
Whether you’re lighting major league sports, intercollegiate play for national broadcast, a gym or an all purpose athletic field. Upgrade your outdoor lighting fixtures without replacing lighting poles or crossarms. Upgrade your indoor lighting system and reduce your power consumption with LED Lighting.
LED stadium lighting is revolutionizing outdoor sports lighting and indoor sports hall lighting. Our LED light fixtures weigh less and shine brighter. Our sports lighting systems are used at MLB stadiums, universities, high schools, and parks & recreation facilities nationwide.
Contact us to learn more about how we can help you Go Green with environmentally responsible, LED lighting fixtures. Kuharchik Construction is the most trusted company in sports and stadiums lighting.
We use Hydro Excavation for excavation, a technique that uses pressurized water and an industrial-strength vacuum to excavate and suction up soil in one process. Hydro Excavation is a reliable and safe method of removing undesirable soil while instantly transferring it into a debris tank.
Advantages of Hydro Excavation:
● Cost-effective process
Hydro Excavation significantly reduces the risk of any potential utility damage, as it uses no metal or sharp objects in the process. It is also very effective for instances of frozen soil. Hydro excavation uses heated water, making it more efficient than traditional digging equipment, which is always at risk in frozen soil situations.
Did you know that Hydro Excavation can take place remotely and in no way sacrifices precision? This means that it will not harm any of the soil surrounding the site besides what’s being removed. So what does this result in?
● Safe, quick, and accurate excavation
● Less backfill, labor, and restoration (huge savings!)
● Less environmental harm than traditional excavation techniques
Now that’s smart excavating!
5G Network Infrastructure:
In the future years, 5G will drive even more of our lives online, creating a profound impact on our data and usage. Here at Kuharchik Construction, we believe in the future of high-speed internet. Our 5G network team constructs a variety of cellular sites, fiber optic cabling systems, and cable antenna projects. Every job is made to fit every engineering expectation safely.
Traffic Signal Maintenance:
There are many contractors providing traffic signal maintenance, but Kuharchik Construction Inc. stands out. When it comes to traffic signals, no matter if you need preventative maintenance, emergency maintenance, scheduled maintenance; we’re in a league of our own. Our base of operations is located in the heart of Northeastern Pennsylvania, and has been servicing numerous local municipalities for the past 40 years. Our technicians have a level of expertise that cannot be matched. Our dedication to giving our customers the best work, for the best value, remains a principal that hasn’t changed since day one. By remaining local, we are able to deliver unmatched services.
MAX ONE HOUR CHARGE: Our quick response times means that most service calls are only a maximum of a one hour charge, meaning your systems will be back up and running in less time than that.
FASTER THAN ANY OTHER COMPANIES: We have over 150,000 signals, controllers, and extra parts stored in a central location on Schooley Avenue, in Exeter, making grabbing the part you need quicker and easier than it would be for any other company.
IMPECCABLE RECORD KEEPING: We keep highly detailed records of everything we do, and our documents are ready for use by municipalities for their own records management.
THE FINAL SOLUTION: In the event that we do not have the part for the job, our experienced technicians can provide temporary modifications to keep the signal operational until we finalize the solution.
HUGE TASK FORCE: We pride ourselves in being prepared for any situation and have over 60 field employees ready to join any team needing additional help. These employees expedite every job to save clients’ money and time.
Highway Signing & Lighting:
We have been partnered with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for more than 30 years. Kuharchik Construction Inc. and PennDOT work in tandem to provide state-regulated installation and maintenance of highway signs and lighting systems. For common problems, such as broken conduits, mice infestations, and burnt-out lightbulbs, we have technicians prepared to quickly identify and repair any issues, all with cost and efficiency in mind.
Highway Installations, Upgrades, and Repairs:
● Stop signs
● Highway lighting
● Lane usage
● Regulation of movement
● Exclusionary fencing
● Divided highways
● Permissive parking
● Emergency restrictions
● Weight limits
● Weigh stations
● Truck routes
● Light rails
● Seat belts
● Pavement and roadway conditions
● Schools signs
Kuharchik Construction, Inc. has experience and skill with overhead and underground distribution projects. We have OSHA-certified IBEW Electricians and Linemen that are capable of any distribution projects and maintenance needs. We always ensure a strong focus on safety, cost-efficiency, and quality.
Along with distribution and maintenance, we perform various High Voltage Testing Services to our customers, such as:
● A/C and D/C Hipot.
● Underground utility locating.
● Infrared thermography.
For your high-voltage jobs, choose Kuharchik Construction, Inc. for safe and reliable service!
Airport Lighting Solutions:
Kuharchik Construction, Inc. is equipped to install airport lighting. We also offer splice can installation and runway trenching. Our experience and knowledge makes us reliable for any of your airport installation service needs! Throughout the state, we have successfully completed several projects for the area’s largest airports, such as Allentown/Bethlehem International Airport, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, Mount Pocono Regional Airport, and Reading Airport.
● Pappi lighting
● Runway and taxiway signing and lighting
● Runway centerline systems
● Touchdown zone lights
● Runway end identification lights
● Approach lighting systems
Decorative Streetscape Revitalization:
Kuharchik Construction, Inc. wants to keep Pennsylvania as elegant and accessible as possible. We employ streetscape architects to design streetscapes that create safe and welcoming communities. A walkway should never stand in the way of where you want to go!
We offer a wide variety of services in the design of public walkways and streets, including:
● Assessing and planting trees
● Creating level walkways for pedestrians
● Upgrading lighting methods
● Providing safe and convenient access for users of all ages & abilities
We aim to create unique and specific streetscapes for each community, while keeping safety and utility at the core of our work. Our goal is to provide decorated and organized streets and walkways, while enhancing the area with updated designs and structures. This produces beautiful communities for residents and travelers to enjoy!
Kuharchik Construction, Inc. cares about the community, so we make sure that all lighting and fixtures are properly installed and maintained. We always work with time and budget in mind, and have the experience you need to get the job done.
Roadway Weather Information Systems:
We install and maintain roadway weather information systems to provide the most up to date weather alerts to ensure safe driving preparedness for all weather conditions. These systems are used by consumers, media outlets, as well as local and Federal Government to bring the general public the most accurate road-related weather information available. Using Environmental Sensor Stations, our Roadway Weather Information Systems measure visibility, water levels, and atmospheric conditions in real-time. Used by private vendors, state Departments of Transportation, as well as media outlets such as television, and radio broadcasters, our Roadway Weather Information Systems also display air temperature and humidity, visibility, wind speed and direction, cloud cover, rain type and rate, lightning strikes, storm location, as well as air quality.
Our systems also accurately inform users soil temperature, water level data include stream, river, and lake levels near roads, as well as tide levels keeping our roads safe, and our officials informed.
We’ve been managing Pennsylvania traffic for over 4 decades, in effort to keep the roadways safe, organized, efficient, and environmentally friendly. It all happens as we install, integrate, and maintain traffic systems, while remaining cost effective and environmentally friendly. It’s accomplished by incorporating video wall integration, traffic camera monitoring, real-time traffic monitoring, automated warning systems, road weather information systems, highway advisory radio, and dynamic message signs into local roadways.
Whatever you need, Kuharchik Construction, Inc. is ready to install it fast, and within any style budget.
Portable Message Boards:
Our Portable Message Boards will display real-time information, and can go anywhere, and are available to you, anytime. We care about your budget- we care about your time. Our network of professional relationships, inventory, and decades of experience allow us to use our resources to keep your cost to the absolute minimum. Our portable message boards serve the dual purpose of alerting commuters about upcoming construction, as well as eliminate the need for the cost of a certified flagger. This saves on labor, and keeps the traffic safe, and traveling smoothly. Using our central distribution center, we can get you a sign as soon as you need it without delay. Emergencies, road construction, or traffic redirection: we have got you covered.
Temporary Lighting & Signals:
There are projects and instances where traditional lighting, and traffic signals may not be enough. If cross-over lighting is needed for a construction site, or if a worksite temporarily requires additional output- our temporary traffic signals and lighting is the perfect solution. We have the resources to install and maintain temporary lighting and temporary signals at any time, quickly and efficiently. Our dedicated engineers can also and fabricate any resource for use as a solution, in any situation. Kuharchik Construction Inc., deploys employees on-site to get the signage you need to remedy and address the situation immediately.
We can also provide any electrical needs, including on-site generators, and assistance for any situation.
Kuharchik Construction, Inc. drills foundations of various sizes and depths, and our history of success with these jobs makes us your best choice. Jobs we perform include pole line construction, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), and stadium lighting. We use equipment that is capable of breaking bedrock, and with diameters from 12 to 66 inches. We are equipped with case drill shafts, uncased drill shafts, production drilling equipment, and tie downs. Our highly-certified staff ensures that we’ll get the job done well, while focusing environmental harm reduction and expense. For your next foundation drilling project, choose Kuharchik Construction, Inc.
Although we install traffic signals, we also specialize in equipping these traffic signals to receive Transportation Preemption signals. These signals manage public services, such as EMS, fire, and police vehicles- ensuring quick and safe arrival by stopping traffic when any sort of emergency occurs. Emergency Preemption Device signals also give public transportation, like school buses, priority access through intersections. This aids in shortening commute time, but it also allows for more accurate scheduling. Transportation Preemption gives emergency responders control over traffic flow, keeping communities safer, and ensuring emergency officials get where they need to be as quick as they can get there.
Normally, a vehicle equipped with a preemption device will use it when approaching a red signal to immediately change the signal to green. The range for a mobile infrared transmitter is typically about 1,500 feet.
By giving preemptive green lights to emergency responders, you can clear the traffic blocking their route and get emergency responders to their destination quickly and safely.
In most American cities, emergency response times are only increasing as traffic gets worse. The preemption system is an efficient and cost-effective way to take action.
Vehicle crashes accounted for over 25% of firefighter fatalities in 2017. Proactively clearing traffic and bringing the rest of the intersection to a halt can help prevent these crashes.
Adaptive preemption and priority systems clear traffic ahead of a vehicle’s arrival, which can reduce response times by as much as 20% .
Kuharchik Construction, Inc. doesn’t stop on the surface. We are known for quality work below the ground, too. We have experience constructing both manholes and conduit. Safety during these jobs is priority, and our employees are all confined-space literate, and equipped with any necessary safety equipment. For contracts requiring a substantial amount of wiring, or when already existing roads or structures are present, we construct utility duct banks that contain power, utility, and fiber optics. There are several benefits to utility duct cables, as they make repairs easy and keep all of the electrical cables in a central location.
Traffic management is an extremely important element of traffic safety, and having continued and managed flow. Because of this, Kuharchik Construction Inc. offers Microwave Sensor installation. These sensors monitor traffic patterns and collect data which aids in measuring a roadway’s traffic. This information is used to keep you safe, and to make your commute to work faster. Microwave sensors require very little maintenance, and are easy to install, because they do not force lane shutdowns. We stock our warehouse full of every device you may need, to ensure our certified team can quickly install the highest quality Microwave Sensors. Microwave Sensors can be seen in graphs used to display traffic information on Google.
Splicing / Testing / Thermal Imaging:
Our electricians use a variety of methods to diagnose any electrical issue. Even the most extreme electrical challenge can be managed by one of the highly skilled union electricians employed by Kuharchik Construction. High potential and transformer testing, through the use of thermal imaging applications, allow electricians to pinpoint the problem and fix it permanently. Whatever the problem, we have the resources to repair surge protectors and a number of high voltage processes, including: Splicing, Cabling, Testing, Metering, Distribution, Substation work, and Transformers just to name a few.
Directional Boring & Trenching:
We have years of success completing these directional boring projects. Unlike traditional road construction methods, which require lane closings and traffic delays, Kuharchik Construction Inc. works below the surface. Directional Boring is also known as Directional Drilling, or Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD), and we have years of success completing these Directional Boring projects. We don’t cut through asphalt and concrete- we drill horizontally and use high density polyurethane pipes to run wires and conduits underground. Kuharchik Construction Inc. also has the capabilities of open cut trenching as well. We have the equipment to trench through rock, asphalt, and dirt, regardless of the location. Directional boring allows us to avoid underground utility lines. Utility lines are test pitted to expose the lines, as our skilled technicians view the boring head as it carefully foregoes the test pit. After this is done we use HDPE pipe which gives us the flexibility to go over, or under, any lines. Directional boring has been widely used by signal & utility contractors for the past 12 years. Kuharchik uses this practice on all of our projects.
Other reasons we use Directional Boring:
LESS DAMAGE: We can locate the depth of the boring head using a special electronic locater. No other boring method or jacking method will be able to do this. Property owners will have less disruption, and overall impact from restoration processes.
REDUCED DISRUPTION: The effect on traffic will be minimized since we do not have to shut the entire lane to do directional boring.
ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY: Directional Boring causes little-to-no lasting impact on the environment. It is suitable to a variety of soil conditions and will be significantly less destructive then conventional methods of jack and bore.
Fiber Optic Cabling:
With pride- a select number of Kuharchik Construction Inc. employees are certified to splice and install Fiber Optic Cables. We specialize in several different fiber applications including: variable message sign installation, traffic signal inter connections, and roadway camera installation/repairs. Fiber Optics Cables are one of the fastest ways to send information. Fiber Optics Cables use light, and are usually bundled with each cable, insulated in a protective sheath. The Fiber Optic Cables can be used to transmit information long distances, or between buildings and road signs. All of our Fiber Optic Cable options maximize road safety- and keep traffic flowing. No matter the Fiber Optic Cable job you have, we can get it done quick, safe, and within you budget.
We have the right staff to oversee the project at every level. Our goal at Kuharchik Construction Inc. is to complete every contract to the highest quality, as efficiently as possible. We train, certify, and follow the proper guidelines to ensure employee and client satisfaction. Kuharchik Construction Inc. staffs engineers, a superintendent, purchasing agents, mechanics and designers, to meet all project needs throughout its development. We understand that in order to have a project finalize on time, and within budget, it’s our responsibility to uphold the highest of Project Management standards.
Over-dimensional Specialized Transport:
Kuharchik Construction Inc. specializes in the design, installation, and maintenance of traffic signals and roadside signage. This expertise makes Kuharchik uniquely qualified to support your super load move. We are ready to assist with the planning and moving of your next over-dimensional load. Our qualified team and experience allow us to provide cost-effective solutions to the traffic signal, signage, and other overhead obstacles on your planned route.
Pedestrian Warning Beacons:
Emergency storm response:
With assets located throughout the United States of America, Kuharchik Construction Inc. is ready to mobilize our fleet of equipment and support vehicles rapidly. Our IBEW trained & skilled transmission and distribution crews have developed a dedicated history of providing our customers with safe, top of the line performance, even under the most extreme weather conditions such as events like winter weather, hurricane, and tornado events. Our Emergency Storm Response crew is on call 24/7 ready to get your disrupted services turned back on safely.
- 24/7 Availability for emergency response.
- Proven experience in restoration of transmission and distribution infrastructure throughout Michigan, Connecticut, and more.
- Highly skilled and trained IBEW Local 1319 Lineman and Groundman.
- State of the art equipment and tooling to assure the job is done safely and correctly.