I-75 ProjectCompleted Early

By Aram Kalousdian, Editor | September 28, 2010

A significant amount of rain was a challenge for the project, but Six-S was able to stay ahead of schedule with good planning. Maintaining proper drainage on the project was also important. Existing sand on the site was recycled and placed back down.

The existing road was flat. Several vertical elevations were included in the reconstructed road. Dirt had to be hauled in for the high points, but existing sand was recycled for the low points.

The project included approximately 30,000 tons of sand subbase; 36,000 tons of 9-inch modified stone for the shoulders; 1,800 tons of Class II shoulder stone; and 111,000 square yards of P-1 modified concrete.

Subcontractors on the project included C&G Myers (pipe work and box culvert); Pyramid Paving Company, of Bay City, MI (temporary asphalt); Shaw Contracting, of Bay City (milling); Diane Dukes (restoration and fence work); Give-'em-a-Brake (traffic control); Heinz Tree Service (tree removal); Pieces Breaking Service (concrete breaking); Sanches Construction, of Lansing, MI (barrier wall and valley gutter); Scodeller Construction (sod); Wess Construction (silt fence and edge drain); and Fisher Transportation, of Midland,MI (trucking).


Project: Interstate 75 reconstruction in Bay County, MI

Prime contractor: Six-S Inc., of Waterford Township, MI

Cost: Approximately $8.5 million