Late Season Work opens HOV lane
Dec 15, 2011
According to KCRA, Drivers on the congested Highway 50 corridor have relief thanks to late season paving with Evotherm warm mix asphalt. As a result of funding issues that altered the scope of project, Caltrans changed paving strategies to an asphalt rubber open graded friction course (RHMA-O) directly on portland cement concrete. They required the contractor, DeSilva Gates, to use warm mix asphalt in the RHMA-O that was placed at night in October. Granite Construction supplied the mix with Evotherm.
Caltrans opened the 7.5-mile stretch of a new high-occupancy vehicle lane on eastbound Highway 50 between Watt Avenue and Sunrise Boulevard. According to Caltrans, bus/carpool lanes typically carry two to three times more people at peak traffic hours than conventional mixed-flow lanes.
Author: Brandon Milar