What makes it interesting?
On this project, W.W. Clyde & Co. used around-the-clock paving. While this technique ensured the project would stay on or ahead of schedule, it was primarily utilized to reduce the number of start-and-stop joints that would require smoothness grinding. This stretch of I-15 Interstate is the primary link between Salt Lake City and Las Vegas and eventually Los Angeles to the south. The amount of interstate and intrastate truck traffic means it is paramount that the flow of commerce be unhindered, even during construction. 24-hour paving was implemented to allow early completion of the project, and it also gives drivers a smoother ride.
How HCSS Software assisted with this project
HCSS HeavyBid, HeavyJob and HeavyJob Field mobile app were all used on this project. On this job in particular, the HCSS HeavyJob Field mobile app allowed our field personnel to quickly and accurately report and track employee time card information, equipment hours, and production quantities with an electronic, single-entry source. The project field teams were able to make critical production and daily cost-based decisions, in as close to real time as possible, and review results with their crews daily, without waiting for a print out from the office to tell them how they did that day.
The app also eliminated hundreds of hours in unnecessary commute time to and from the office to input data, as this project took place in a remote location. The Field app also provided all the needed HeavyBid estimate and crew information to each field foreman to help drive the production and performance results of his crew.
This project was comprised of the reconstruction of 8.37 miles of existing roadway on the I-15 Interstate in Beaver County, Utah. Work took place on both north and southbound lanes, and in addition to 9 inches of new asphalt pavement, included structure renovations, various culvert improvements and extensions, fencing and updated signs. The finished project offers improved mobility for road users and the ability to monitor roadway conditions using Closed Circuit Television Cameras and Road Weather Information Systems now accessible through fiber optics placed during reconstruction.
As part of this project, W.W. Clyde & Co. produced a polyester concrete overlay for the Manderfield Main Street Bridge. This technique utilizes a polyester polymer resin in place of cement, to bind the mix. The Manderfield bridge coating is three times thicker than the Utah Department of Transportation has used on any other structure in the state, and it is expected to provide an improved wearing surface. This bridge/project was chosen specifically by UDOT for a Polyester Overlay test section.
W.W. Clyde & Co. is continuing the UDOT testing of travel lane rumble strips on this project. The rumble strips alert drowsy and/or distracted drivers that they are entering a construction zone. Safety will continue to be a high priority for W.W. Clyde & Co. and they believe the use of rumble strips is an effective countermeasure in protecting motorists and those employees working on the project.