In the summer of 2016, AG Peltz Group, LLC will place roller compacted concrete for the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) on a section of Crossgate Road in Port Wentworth, GA The roadway is GDOT’s inaugural project to utilize roller compacted concrete as a final riding surface on a state travel lane.
AG Peltz has previously paved RCC for GDOT on interstate shoulders and turns lanes, dating back to 2006.
The project consists of approximately 16,000 square yard of 10″ RCC Pavement. The Roller compacted concrete will be placed in a single 10 inch lift utilizing a high-density paver. The majority of the roadway is 24 feet wide and the RCC will be placed in two 12 foot passes, allowing GDOT to keep maintain live traffic during the process. To meet the ride ability requirement for this state project the RCC will be diamond ground for smoothness after paving is completed.
This section of Crossgate Road is currently a two lane HMA roadway with weight limit restrictions. According to GDOT personnel, replacing the existing HMA with 10″ of roller compacted concrete will increase the structural capacity of the roadway, opening its use to heavy truck traffic. Investing in the RCC pavement will provide container traffic leaving a Georgia Ports Authority a more direct route between SR 25 and SR 21 (which ultimately connects to I-95). In addition, there are roughly 325 acres of undeveloped property on the existing roadway. According to Georgia Ports Authority personnel, the improved structural capacity of this roadway will spur industrial and commercial development along this corridor, thereby increasing the local tax base.
Utilizing roller compacted concrete will provide both GPA and GDOT a durable concrete pavement with the ability to carry heavy traffic with minimal long-term maintenance expectations. Roller Compacted Concrete – Durable, Fast, Economical