InfraSteel’s cost-effective and environmentally friendly culvert rehabilitation solutions.
Birmingham, Alabama (PRWEB) May 31, 2016
InfraSteel participates in the New York State Association of Transportation Engineers 76th Annual Conference in Lake Placid and visits several InfraSteel projects in the Empire State. Cullom Walker presents a case study on the Indiana Department of Transportation's (INDOT) I-465 culvert rehabilitation project at the conference. The conference was held May 3-6 at the Lake Placid Conference Center. According to Walker, "InfraSteel used the conference to showcase the recently completed INDOT I-465 culvert rehabilitation project outside Indianapolis. I-465 is a heavily used interstate bypass carrying up to 150,000 vehicles per day. INDOT ruled out a complete culvert replacement because the effect of a road closure on the traveling public was deemed too high. After evaluating other culvert rehabilitation solutions, INDOT determined that the InfraSteel culvert rehabilitation system met all structural and environment requirements of the project." After the conference, Walker toured recently completed and approved InfraSteel projects in New York.
Walker adds, "Our first stop was at Cayuga Lake State Park near the historic town of Seneca Falls. Seneca Falls is famous for being the home of the Women's Suffrage Movement and the inspiration for Bedford Falls in the movie ‘It's a Wonderful Life'. InfraSteel manufactured an 100 foot pedestrian crossing under Route 89 for the New York State Department of Transportation. The next stop was a project started this month under Route 31 near Lyons. The 88 foot arched InfraSteel culvert slip liner will repair the site without interrupting traffic and allow the hydraulic capacity of the culvert to be maintained. In White Plains, a project was started this month under Ridgeway Drive in a beautiful residential neighborhood. The existing rectangular shaped concrete structure has been in service longer than the city's records show. When completed, the original stream bed material will be added back to the floor of the InfraSteel liner." The life expectancy of the rehabilitated InfraSteel culverts visited are 50 to 100 years.
Walker is pleased to announce a new project has been scheduled for production for Jefferson County in New York. InfraSteel is providing a 168 inch wide X 120 inch tall steel arch slip liner to repair an old, stone bridge on County Road 156 just below the historic Burrville Cider Mill and scenic cascading waterfalls. Jefferson County is determined to maintain the look of the existing stone structure. Final InfraSteel drawings were signed on May 16 and delivery is scheduled for June. Jefferson County employees will perform the construction work.
Millions of culverts in the U.S. have already exceeded their design life. Although each culvert location is different due to its unique conditions, over time corrugated metal pipe culverts are attacked by abrasion and corrosion until failure.
For more information about InfraSteel’s cost-effective and environmentally friendly culvert rehabilitation solutions, contact Cullom Walker at (205) 613-0072 or visit the InfraSteel website at http://www.InfraSteel.com.