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May 04, 2021

Eight I-90 bridges to be replaced over summer weekends

WESTBOROUGH/SOUTHBOROUGH – The state Department of Transportation Highway Division has plans to upgrade and replace eight I-90 bridges (east and westbound) in Westborough and Southborough over eight weekends this summer.

Apr 20, 2021

Accelerated Bridge Construction Will Be Used On I-80, I-215

Sterling Construction Company Inc. recently announced its subsidiary, Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction Company LLC, has been selected by the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) to renew portions of I-80 and I-215, two major highways in the Salt Lake Valley, to provide improved transportation for both local and interstate travel. The project is scheduled to commence in May 2021 and will take approximately two years to complete. This project consists of the removal and replacement of existing concrete pavement; the design and replacement of four bridge structures; and widening and adding lanes to portions of the highway. Two of the bridges will be constructed utilizing Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC), a construction method that involves the use of advanced technologies to assemble a bridge offsite and then transport it to a project site for installation.

Apr 19, 2021

US$122.7 mm design-build bridge construction project awarded, Utah

A US$122.7 million design-build project in Utah to renew bridge portions of I-80 and I-215, two major highways in the Salt Lake Valley, has been awarded to Sterling Construction Company. The renewal work on these projects is expected to provide improved transportation for both local and interstate travel. The project is scheduled to commence in May 2021 and will take approximately two years to complete. This project consists of the removal and replacement of existing concrete pavement, the design, and replacement of four bridge structures, and widening and adding lanes to portions of the highway. Two of the bridges will be constructed utilizing Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC), a construction method that involves the use of advanced technologies to assemble a bridge offsite and then transport it to a project site for installation.

Apr 14, 2021

UPDATE: I-24 opened after weekend bridge construction at Germantown Road

The bridge over Germantown Road is 56 years old and has now worn out its welcome. The contracted crew, Bell and Associates Construction, will be using the Accelerated Bridge Construction Method. Deering said this work is necessary and an alternative to years of construction. “The ABC method allows us to basically rebuild two bridges in two weekends, Bell has done a number of these across the state already for the department,” Deering said.

Mar 25, 2021

Sterling Awarded $122.7 Million Design-Build Project in Utah Featuring Accelerated Bridge Construction

This project consists of the removal and replacement of existing concrete pavement, the design and replacement of four bridge structures, and widening and adding lanes to portions of the highway. Two of the bridges will be constructed utilizing Accelerated Bridge Construction (“ABC”), a construction method that involves the use of advanced technologies to assemble a bridge offsite and then transport it to a project site for installation.

Mar 05, 2021

Construction of Portland’s I-295 Veranda Street Bridge begins week of March 8

This project will eventually involve a 60-hour closure of I-295 in order to facilitate accelerated bridge construction. Crews will construct the new bridge on the east side of the existing bridge and then slide the new structure into place during the 60-hour closure. The contractor on this project, Cianbro, has until May 1 to select whether the weekend for this full interstate closure will be in October of this year or April of 2022.

Mar 04, 2021

TDOT Contractor to Begin Nighttime Demolition Operations on I-24 Bridge over Germantown Road in Chattanooga, Hamilton County

The contractor is performing these demolition activities to prepare for upcoming weekend closures of I-24 later in the spring. During these weekend closures, the new bridge on I-24 East and West over Germantown Road will be built over several weekends using the Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) method. ABC requires short-term, total road closures to allow crews the space and the freedom to work around the clock to construct a new bridge. More information will be provided to the public prior to the I-24 weekend closures.

Jan 22, 2021

State to hold virtual meeting on I-90 bridge replacements in Westborough, Southborough

The meeting will include a presentation and discussion on the project, which will replace bridges on the eastbound and westbound sides of the Pike over Flanders Road, Parkerville Road, Cordaville Road and Woodland Road. Those bridges date back to 1957. Prep work in Westborough and Southborough will begin in February, with bridge replacement done during eight weekends between June and August.

Dec 08, 2020

Century-old Gardiner bridge replaced using 21st-century accelerated construction

Century-old bridge in Gardiner has been replaced using 21st-century technology that accelerates the construction process, the second bridge in the state to use the method.But the Gardiner bridge replacement project won’t be the last — accelerated bridge construction, also known as the unilateral slide bridge approach, will also be used on the Veranda Street Bridge replacement in Portland when it begins this month.

Dec 04, 2020

Virtual ribbon-cutting for U.S. Highway 50 Echo Summit Sidehill Viaduct Replacement Project

The work required a full closure of Highway 50 over the summit in September to install seven precast 96-foot bridge girders, demolition of the old bridge, barrier wall work and paving the approaches to the new bridge. The full closure was completed five days ahead of the two-week schedule and incorporated elements of Caltrans’ Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) approach to complete projects faster and more efficiently.