Durability in a Rugged Environment

To repave 7.5 miles of interstate between Silver Creek Junction and Wanship, Utah, contractor/producer Geneva Rock set up a portable ready-mix plant nearby. Still, the logistics of working along a steep mountain canyon were challenging; trucks could only deliver concrete from each end of the jobsite and one access point in the middle.

Geneva Rock set up a portable ready-mix plant to supply concrete for the I-80 reconstruction project. Concrete produced at the 12-cubic-yard plant was delivered to paver machines by a fleet of 10-20 trucks, running about 14 hours/day.

With UDOT approval, Geneva Rock implemented many sustainable elements in the reconstruction of I-80: reduced cement content, eco-friendly primer, recycled and locallysourced materials, and reduced waste.

A repaving project on I-80 in Utah won the 2016 Triad Award, sponsored by The Concrete Producer and its sister publications. The contractor/concrete producer and state DOT worked closely to incorporate sustainable materials and new technology, resulting in a safer and more durable roadway.

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