A $320 million dollar highway renovation effort currently underway in Indiana involves the renovation of over 50 bridge structures along a heavily traveled interchange. It’s on time, on budget—and minimizing traffic disruption too. What’s the secret?
Winning The Contract
According to Superior Construction, key to winning the contract—and succeeding with execution—is efficient sequencing. As described in Construction Dive:
Superior Construction’s traffic control professionals developed an efficient sequence of execution to reduce the amount of traffic movement closures. This was a very important factor in scoring of the proposals which helped Superior Construction win this contract.
Superior’s design team maximized the use of infield empty spaces within the existing interchange so a major portion of the new interchange could be built “offline” while causing no disruption to existing traffic. The contract documents allowed for the movement of I-65 southbound to I-70 eastbound traffic to be shut down for 45 days. The team proposed to build this section of the interchange on a completely new alignment with an elevated overpass that would allow Superior to reduce the 45-day closure to a mere one-day closure during a weekend.
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Utilizing The Latest Technology
In Indianapolis, the I-65/I-70 “North Split” interchange work involves over 600,000 hours of labor, which must be completed in less then two full construction seasons. The project has benefitted from using the most updated approaches available. For example, surveying has relied on 3D modeling technologies, including aerial drone photogrammetry. The future arrives faster every day, right?
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