Expanding and improving the I-90 Illinois Tollway in 2014 was a massive project. Despite the political sensitivity of the project, or perhaps because of it, the concrete mixes combined multiple innovative materials to result in a durable yet sustainable mix.
A combination of innovative concrete mixes and construction techniques were used to build 20 miles of concrete pavement for an Illinois tollway.
To meet the unique factors in constructing mass concrete elements on the bridge, contractors commissioned a thermal control plan.
Forward thinking policies of the project owner, MoDOT, allowed contractors to offer design input and take a hands on approach to quality control ultimately improving the bridge design and project timeline.
A World of Concrete 2014 preview specifically for concrete producers. Know your WOC!