Reconstructing Collins Road

By Aram Kalousdian, Editor | September 28, 2010

Reconstruction of a 2,200-foot section of Collins Road north of Jolly Road in Lansing includes milling, cutting out the subgrade and replacing it with new sand and gravel, replacing catch basins, placing curbs, and paving with asphalt. Collins road is four lanes wide.

"We're milling approximately 9,000 square yards of asphalt. There is an extra layer of asphalt down inside the grade that we are excavating out," Ryan Craven, project foreman for C & D Hughes, Inc., of Charlotte, said. C & D Hughes, Inc. is the prime contractor for the project. C & D Hughes used a Wirtgen 2200 milling machine for the project. "It's a pretty awesome machine," Craven said. The project includes approximately 5,000 cubic yards of earth excavation.

The project also includes installing 12 concrete catch basins; 2 feet of sand for the undercut; 1 foot of sand for the subbase; 8 inches of gravel; and 6 inches of bituminous. The bituminous base and leveling courses will be 3C and the wear course will be 5E3 bituminous.

The total cost of the project is approximately $500,000. The project began in May and will be completed in August.

Subcontractors on the project include: Rieth-Riley, of Lansing (paving) and Martin J. Concrete, of Lansing (curbs).


Project: Collins Road reconstruction in Lansing

Prime contractor: C & D Hughes, Inc., of Charlotte

Cost: Approximately $500,000