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Benfield Blvd.

Park and Ride


Fast Track Concrete Resurfacing

Case Study:

Fast Track Concrete Overlay

Location:
Park and Ride near Benfield Blvd and I-97 in
Millersville, MD
Summary:

Both turn lanes were repaired and opened


to traffic in less than 18 hours. Full video
overview at YouTube.com/Concrete4MD.

Scope:

Maryland State Highway Administration and


the Concrete Industry combined efforts
to demonstrate fast track concrete overlay
construction of asphalt pavements. The
demonstration was performed in a parking
lot where highway traffic conditions affecting
construction operations could be simulated.
The area to be paved was laid out as two,
170 foot long, 12-foot wide adjacent travel
lanes. The existing asphalt pavement was
milled, cleaned and then re-paved with a 3
inch thick, high-early strength concrete. Match
cure cylinders were made and broken on site
to determine when a specified compressive
strength of 2500 psi was achieved. The
concrete reached the specified strength in 4
hours and the lane closure was shifted. The
second lane was milled, cleaned and repaved
with the same concrete mix. Again, the
concrete reached 2500 psi in 4 hours and the
lane was opened to traffic.

Date:

Milling of Lane 2

Placement of Lane 2

May 8, 2010

On-site match cure tests

Mar yland Ready Mix Concrete Association


www.Mar ylandConcrete.com
www.ConcreteForMar yland.com
www.Pavement.com
PO Box 617 Frederick, MD 21705
info@MarylandConcrete.com
866-367-2662 (866-FOR-CONC)

Concrete for lane 2 delivered via lane 1

MRMCA is a proactive Trade Association that represents Ready Mix Concrete Producers in Maryland in the areas of
promotion, legislative, safety, training, education, image, government relations, the environment and technical matters while effectively
communicating its efforts, activities and the results thereof to the membership and community.

Route 40 Left Turn Lane Overlay


Resurfaced Asphalt Lane in Busy Intersection

Case Study:

Route 40 Left Turn Lane Overlay

Location:

Route 40 North at Maryland Portable Ready


Mix Company (Harford County, MD)

Summary:

Left turn lane project was completed within


24 hours and reopened to traffic utilizing
concrete pavement as an overlay.

Scope:

The Concrete Industry and Maryland State


Highway Administration (SHA) recently
collaborated to overlay a left turn lane with a
history of problems and distresses. The turn
lane experienced a very high level of truck
traffic. The asphalt pavement at this location
continued to fail at a rate of every 2 years
or less. SHA needed a long-term solution
and concrete was the answer. The existing
asphalt was milled and the construction area
was then prepped for the concrete overlay.
The concrete thickness ranged from 6 to 9
inches for the project. The desired concrete
strengths of 2,000 psi to open to traffic
were achieved within 6 hours of placement.
Match cure was used for this project to help
determine in-place compressive strengths.
SHA considers concrete overlays to be a
fast, durable, long-lasting, and cost effective
solution for chronic unstable areas.

Date:
September 10, 2010 starting at 10:00 PM and

opened to traffic on September 11, 2010 at
6:00 PM

Mar yland Ready Mix Concrete Association


www.Mar ylandConcrete.com
www.ConcreteForMar yland.com
www.Pavement.com
PO Box 617 Frederick, MD 21705
info@MarylandConcrete.com
866-367-2662 (866-FOR-CONC)
MRMCA is a proactive Trade Association that represents Ready Mix Concrete Producers in Maryland in the areas of
promotion, legislative, safety, training, education, image, government relations, the environment and technical matters while effectively
communicating its efforts, activities and the results thereof to the membership and community.

Rosemont Avenue

Fast Track Concrete Re-surfacing

Case Study:

Concrete Overlay, Frederick, MD

Location:
Rosemont Avenue at Baughmans Lane in
Frederick, MD
Summary:

Two thru lanes (from the intersection stop


bar back approximately 200) were repaired
and ready for traffic in less than 24 hours.

Scope:

The City of Frederick and the Concrete


Industry partnered to implement a fasttrack concrete resurfacing / overlay of
two thru lanes where asphalt had failed
twice over the past 10 years. The two lanes
experience a high volume of traffic as one
of Fort Detricks exits is just west of the
intersection. The City had participated in the
annual Concrete Conference over the past
few years and realized the long-term solution
for this intersection was concrete. Cores
were taken to determine the existing asphalt
thickness. Six inches of the existing asphalt
was removed on a Friday evening and six
inches of concrete was placed early Saturday
morning. The concrete was placed over the
remaining 8-10 inches of asphalt. Match cure
cylinders were used for this project to help
determine in-place compressive strengths.
The City of Frederick is pleased with the
concrete overlay and looks forward to the
next few decades without maintenance on
this pavement.

Date:

October 21 & 22, 2011

Mar yland Ready Mix Concrete Association


www.Mar ylandConcrete.com
www.ConcreteForMar yland.com
www.Pavement.com
PO Box 617 Frederick, MD 21705
info@MarylandConcrete.com
866-367-2662 (866-FOR-CONC)
MRMCA is a proactive Trade Association that represents Ready Mix Concrete Producers in Maryland in the areas of
promotion, legislative, safety, training, education, image, government relations, the environment and technical matters while effectively
communicating its efforts, activities and the results thereof to the membership and community.

MD 210 Left Turn Lane


Full Depth Replacement of Asphalt Lane

Case Study:

MD Route 210 Left Turn Lane

Location:

Intersection of MD Route 210 and Old Fort


Road, Fort Washington, MD

Summary:

An asphalt lane that required frequent


resurfacing was successfully repaired with
concrete causing very minimal interruption to
the traveling public

Scope:

The Asphalt pavement in the south bound


left-hand turning lane was severely rutted
and deteriorated. This busy, high-traffic
intersection receives about 300 loaded
dump trucks per day making the same left
turn. This was a frequent maintenance issue
for SHA District 3 as the asphalt needed
regular resurfacing with the most recent
rehabilitation being less than two years before
the more durable concrete solution.

The concrete solution, consisted of removing


the existing asphalt of the 225 feet long, 13
foot wide lane with six inches of aggregate
base, and nine inches of concrete with
transverse joints every 15 feet and transverse
tined for surface texture. The lane was
closed on a Saturday to minimize traffic
interruption and returned to service by the
end of the day based on reaching 2,000 psi.

Significant asphalt rutting

Rutting caused by over 300 trucks per day

Placement was complete in just a few hours

Mar yland Ready Mix Concrete Association


www.Mar ylandConcrete.com
www.ConcreteForMar yland.com
www.Pavement.com
PO Box 617 Frederick, MD 21705
info@MarylandConcrete.com
866-367-2662 (866-FOR-CONC)

New concrete turning lane

MRMCA is a proactive Trade Association that represents Ready Mix Concrete Producers in Maryland in the areas of
promotion, legislative, safety, training, education, image, government relations, the environment and technical matters while effectively
communicating its efforts, activities and the results thereof to the membership and community.