THE MOTOR CITY MADMEN

In September 1999, the largest single road repair project in the history of Detroit, Michigan, was completed. The $60 million project involved closing surface streets, on and off ramps, and 3.1 mi (5 km) of Interstate 75, a freeway running through downtown Detroit used by 120,000 motorists a day. In addition to reconstructing portions of the 36-year-old freeway, 38 bridge decks were also replaced or repaired. The job required the use of the concrete pumping contractor's entire inventory of Putzmeister concrete pumping and conveying equipment. It took a lot of coordination to schedule 160 laborers, working in two shifts 24 hours a day, 6 days a week. The project took an aggressive, single-season tact, shaving up to 3 years off parts of the timetable. The contractor finished phase one 12 days ahead of schedule and completed year 2000 work in September 1999.

  • Availability:
  • Corporate Authors:

    Scranton Gillette Communications

    380 E Northwest Highway, Suite 200
    Des Planes, IL  United States  60016-2282
  • Publication Date: 2000-2

Language

  • English

Media Info

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00789080
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 2000 12:00AM