The construction of Bauman road involved upgrading an existing gravel road to an 11.6m paved surface. The original clay base was in good condition having been built the previous year. To allow for the proper structure we had to sub-cut the road, but utilized the excess clay to build RR 60 as part of our site works plan. RR 60 was an older road with an unsuitable sub structure to build on. Over a meter of material in most areas was removed and placed in an onsite borrow pit. In turn clay from the pit was used to rebuild the sub-base to design. This required daily monitoring of material quality and the surveying of volumes to minimize material movement.
Throughout the construction process local traffic was kept open and accommodated for. Temporary signage and detour routes were also implemented to reduce unnecessary traffic.
Some of the project highlights are:
- Design, survey and quality control of approx. 2 km of paved roadway complete with ditches to handle storm water.
- The design accommodates for a future divided road, upgraded intersection and the continuation of Bauman road east of RR 60.
- Coordinated with ATCO power to work around existing overhead power poles during construction until they are relocated.
- A borrow pit was needed to store the waste material from RR 60 and replace it with approximately 3000 cubic meters of clay.
- Because the existing land layout was particularly flat, ditch grades required close monitoring during construction.
- Erosion control managed by installing erosion control blankets (ECB), turf reinforcement matting (TRM) and Scour Stop at critical locations in the development.
- Successful completion of project within budgeted parameters.