State-of-Practice Technologies on Accelerated Urban Highway Rehabilitation: I-15 California Experience

This case study paper presents an innovative fast-track approach applied to a heavily trafficked urban freeway reconstruction project in Southern California. Badly deteriorated truck lanes in both directions along a 4.5-km stretch of I-15 were rebuilt from the gravel base up. The operations, estimated to take 10 months using traditional nighttime closures, were completed in two 9-day continuous closures with round-the-clock (about 210 h for each direction) operations. This “Rapid Rehab” project adopted state-of-practice technologies to accelerate construction, mitigate traffic disruptions, and propagate project information. As a result, traffic demand through the construction work zone was reduced by 20% and the maximum peak-hour delay was reduced by 50%. The estimated benefits of accelerated reconstruction on this project included a 28% reduction in agency cost and 29% time value savings to road users, compared to the traditional approach of using repeated nighttime closures. Web surveys showed dramatic changes in public perception of the Rapid Rehab approach from initial reluctance and objection to positive support.

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  • Authors:
    • Lee, Eul-Bum
    • Thomas, David K
  • Publication Date: 2007-2


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  • Accession Number: 01049471
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 24 2007 10:18PM