Fast-Track Concrete Hits Its Stride

This article describes how contractors can speed up traffic–delaying construction on urban highways by working during short night-and-weekend time frames and by utilizing fast-curing concrete. It offers examples of projects: the removal and replacement of a 3.5 mile stretch of concrete pavement in Gwinnett County, Georgia using a GPS-based stringless guidance system in just 24 nights; a stretch of I-5 in downtown Seattle was replaced with a new, high-early-strength concrete in four 55-hour weekend closures; and a seven-seven-mile stretch of I-85 south of Atlanta was removed and replaced over 26 weekend closures. Details of the projects are included.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 70-72, 74-75
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01056089
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 3 2007 12:15PM