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Current Examples of Reinforced Earth Products

I-70/I-670 Interchange sticky icon

Reinforced Earth Product in Field

Travelers going east or west through Columbus, Ohio, have three route options:  south of downtown along I-70, through downtown on I-670, or bypass the city using circumferential I-270.  All three routes are intersected at different points by I-71, which runs north-south across the city and straight through the heart of Columbus.  The downtown maze where I-70, I-71 and I-670 intersect has long been characterized by high traffic volumes, geometric deficiencies, closely spaced ramps requiring intricate weaving patterns, and a high percentage of both commercial vehicles and large

Bayonne Bridge Project Gets a Lift sticky icon

Reinforced Earth Product in Field

Reinforced Earth® mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) retaining structures have long been known for their ability to support bridge abutments. Now, working with an innovative design-build contractor, The Reinforced Earth Company (RECo) is designing and supplying Reinforced Earth structures that also support bridge building.

Shored Reinforced Earth Walls Take on Challenging Terrain in North Carolina sticky icon

Reinforced Earth Product in Field

In western North Carolina, in the mountainous terrain of the Pisgah National Forest, few roads are straight, fewer are level, and the combination of straight and level is almost non-existent.  Highways thread their way through meandering valleys or along folded and twisting hillsides, defining the shortest distance between towns.  Some roads, like NC Route 194, just cannot avoid the tortuous curves and terrifying switchbacks imposed by an unforgiving topography, sometimes seeming to trace the alignment of a piece of ribbon candy turned on edge.  Though in places barely two la

Denver's Engle P3 "Flies" Reinforced Earth Walls sticky icon

Reinforced Earth Product in Field

Eagle P3 (East ­and ­Gold Line Enterprise Public-Private Partnership) project is part of the Denver Regional Transportation District's (RTD) FasTracks program, a voter-approved, 12-year, multi-billion-dollar transit expansion program that is building new commuter and light rail services throughout the RTD service area.

Milton Madison Replacement Bridge sticky icon

Reinforced Earth Product in Field

A bridge born in 1929, as the Great Depression began, was reborn eight decades later as a result of the Great Recession.  Funded in part by a $20 million TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the Milton Madison replacement bridge carries 4 lanes of US 421 between Milton, KY and Madison, IN.  Originally constructed as a 2-lane, 20 ft. wide through truss bridge having only 16.8 ft.

West County Connectors sticky icon

Reinforced Earth Product in Field

The Orange County Transportation Authority, in a joint venture with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), is nearing completion of the $277 million West County Connectors project.  Funded in part by $50 million from the Federal Highway Administration under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, this project is significantly improving traffic flow and safety through the SR-22/I-405/I-605 interchange connecting to Garden Grove, Westminster, Seal Beach, Los Alamitos, Long Beach and Rossmoor.  Eight traffic barrier-topped Reinforced Earth mechanically stabilized

Fairfax County Parkway/Fair Lakes Parkway Interchange sticky icon

Reinforced Earth Product in Field

In the early 1990s, developers had their eyes on several tracts of land in west-central Fairfax County, Virginia, planning to build shops, offices, restaurants, homes, schools and the other physical features of modern suburban life.  Simultaneously, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) had been planning a north-south parkway through the western part of the county.  Utilizing the "proffer system", in which developers are required to pay for (or directly construct to VDOT standards) certain necessary infrastructure components in exchange for approval of their d

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport sticky icon

Reinforced Earth Product in Field

When the City of Atlanta leased 287 acres of land for an airfield in 1925, no one imagined that in 2013 nearly 95 million passengers would pass through what became the world's busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson International.  Similarly, the inbound roadway system designers of the late 1970s could not have envisioned the doubling of automobile traffic that would clog airport entrance roadways some 30+ years later.  So to improve traffic flow and provide for the airport's continued growth, the Inbound Roadways Project was begun in 2013.

New Jersey Turnpike - Interchange 6 to 9 Widening sticky icon

MSE precast panels abutment square panels

~~The New Jersey Turnpike, completed in 1952, is a major thoroughfare traversing the state from northeast to southwest.  From the day it opened, the Turnpike has both facilitated and accelerated economic development in New Jersey, in neighboring municipalities, and throughout the mid-Atlantic region. One of the most heavily travelled highways in the country, the Turnpike has an average daily traffic in excess of 500,000 vehicles.  Yet by 2032, traffic demand is expected to increase by 68% in the northbound direction and an astonishing 92% southbound.

Veterans Memorial Bridge / Design-Build sticky icon

MSE Precast Abutment

As the gateway to Maine's largest metropolitan area, Veterans Memorial Bridge (VMB) carries the Veterans Memorial Parkway and more than 22,000 vehicles a day between Portland and South Portland.  In 2009 the Maine DOT issued a design-build RFP to replace the narrow and deteriorating original span and requiring a 100-year service life for the new structure.  The winning team comprised Reed & Reed (Woolwich, ME; general contractor), T.Y. Lin International (Falmouth, ME; bridge designer), GZA Geoenvironmental (Portland, ME; geotechnical engineer) and R. J.