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Much of the first season in 2007 was devoted to construction of the nine modified manholes, which also involved excavation and sheeting to a depth of approximately 45 ft. The second season in 2008 focused on the concrete pavement placement. Early in the project, E&B requested and received changes to the maintenance of traffic, which allowed one phase of the project to be eliminated. Safety also was a major concern, and so at the contractor’s request, the speed limit was reduced to 30 mph.
The actual concrete paving, the placement of 13.2 lane miles of 11 in. concrete with 18 ft.. joint spacing, was all completed at night. Crews paved from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. to accelerate construction and accommodate local traffic and business access.
The contract completion date requirement was June 1, 2009, but the project was 98 percent complete seven months ahead of schedule. Experience, skill, and attention to detail created a pavement that will play a vital role in mobility and commerce for many years.
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