USH 10 Highway Maintenance Project - Manitowoc County, Wisconsin
R.A. Smith National provided construction services for this $2.0 million highway maintenance project. Work included concrete base patching the deteriorated non-doweled skewed concrete pavement joints, longitudinal joint repair, asphalt paving and pavement marking. All of the existing inlet structures were reconstructed to facilitate the new asphalt pavement which was installed to the face of curb. Past drainage issues were addressed by installing additional storm structures and reconstructing existing inlets for 36-inch curb and gutter, which will allow additional drainage into the structures. All of the signs were upgrade along the project with the installation of Type I signs at the I-43 interchange.
R.A. Smith National faced several challenges during the construction on USH 10. One challenge was public relations, because local businesses along the highway rely on traffic from I-43 and during base patching and paving they would not have access to these ramps.
We worked closely with WisDOT, the contractor and local businesses to ensure the interchange opened prior to the contract completion date. The contract schedule was modified, work efforts were expedited and traffic control was edited to allow the I-43 interchange to open almost two months ahead of schedule.
Another challenge was subsurface infiltration through the road base onto the existing pavement. Underdrain was installed along the back of the existing curb and gutter in selected locations to limit costs and to help rectify this drainage problem. Ultimately reducing the impacts to the asphaltic pavement and prolonging the longevity of the roadway. With these measures the traveling public was pleased to have access to this portion of USH 10 well ahead of schedule.