Twelve scrapers, such as this one, are being used on the project. These highly-efficient vehicles can haul 20 to 30 yards of material. The large hinge behind the cab allows the scraper box to be lowered to the surface. The operator backs up the vehicle and material is scraped into the box. When full, the operator closes the door on the box and drives to the site where the material is needed.
July photos by Justin Cappelle, District 1 Public Affairs intern