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Advancing the schedule “Instead of the anticipated 12 fullnight closures to the bridge, the contractor has been able to drive the schedule needing only two fullnight closures,” said ODOT Project Coordinator Todd Snyder. “Those closures occurred in September, so they could apply the new polymer bridge deck.” Full speed ahead is typical of the HP Civil Inc. approach to project scheduling. The contractor finds different ways to complete work while keeping the bridge, sometimes just a single lane, open during the night. The project design team expected full-night closures were necessary for
the overhead pressure washing and a necessary, deep, and long excavation for a north side bridge joint. HP Civil Inc. completed both quickly, at night and under traffic. “The project’s construction schedule was designed to reduce impacts to businesses and travelers as well as support the community events vital to Grants Pass,” said ODOT Project Information Specialist Gary Leaming. “HP Civil Inc. has taken that commitment to a whole new level. They’re simply awesome.” For the remainder of this year, bridge repair work includes continuing the skim coat under the deck and then sealing that new coating.
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Moving Ahead - Oregon Department of Transportation - Southwest Oregon - Fall 2018