A half-mile section of Industrial Drive in Livonia, MI, was replaced in the fall of 2008 as part of a nine-street paving contract in the city. The Industrial Drive work included placing a new 10-inch 21AA aggregate base and a 9-inch P-1 concrete pavement.
Work on the approximately $2.7-million contract began in May 2008 and was completed in November 2008. Florence Cement Company was the prime contractor for the nine-street contract.
Industrial Drive is a two-lane road. "There was a lot of heavy truck traffic that needed to be routed through the project. In order to accomplish that most efficiently, we built the road half-width and detoured traffic in a single direction," Steve Lampton, project manager for Florence Cement Company said.
A standard slip form paving operation was used for the contract. A 7-inch concrete pavement was placed on some of the other streets. "A lot of the other streets were residential. One residential street included a water main replacement. There were also some assorted storm sewer repairs."
Subcontractors for the work included R.S. Contracting, of Casco Township, MI (pavement markings); Scodeller Construction, of Wixom, MI (joint sealing); and Michael's Landscaping, of Shelby Township, MI (restoration).