Meeting the Access Challenge: Asphalt Shows Its Flexibility for an Urban Arterial Reconstruction

This article describes why and how asphalt was used in a complex construction job in Genesee County Michigan that included reconstruction of 2.32 miles of a five- and six- lane urban arterial that has interchanges with two Interstate highways and driveway access from more than 200 business—all of which required access. The contractor, Ace Asphalt & Paving Co, based in Flint, Mich., chose asphalt for two reasons: it would allow the them to maintain traffic along the road that required access to businesses, and it would minimize downtime for future maintenance. The $10.45 million project, which won an award in 2008, is described in detail. It required a total reconstruction, and the use of nine different Superpave mixes.

  • Authors:
    • Brown, Daniel C
  • Publication Date: 2009-11


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01158001
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 2010 6:32PM