Fort-to-Port Corridor Highway Reconstruction

E&B Area Office: Fort Wayne Click here to download a pdf of this case study.
Customer: Indiana Department of Transportation
Designer: Indiana Department of Transportation

Project Overview and Implementation

Overview
The Fort-to-Port Corridor project features US 24 reconstruction from Fort Wayne to the Port of Toledo. Part of the State of Indiana’s Major Moves initiative, the Indiana portion of the project focuses on the highway’s improvements between I-469 in New Haven, Ind. and the Ohio state line. The multi-year construction effort was divided into four main sections, and E&B has been involved in every phase of the project since its inception.

This case study not only highlights the strong synergy with our Concrete Division and E&B subsidiary firm Specialties Company, but also how our Fort Wayne team moved one of our company’s two portable asphalt plants to the Fort-to-Port Corridor construction zone in 2010 in order to greatly reduce the job’s asphalt trucking expenses.

Implementation
E&B Fort Wayne placed the portable plant at the new SR 101 and US 24 interchange to help install 91,000 tons of asphalt during the project’s $13 million second phase. Among other accomplishments:

  • E&B subcontractor, Fox Contractors, completed dirt work at the site.
  • The full-depth asphalt pavement scope is 12.75″. We accomplished this by placing five lifts of asphalt on the mainline.
  • The mainline includes eastbound and westbound 24′ driving lanes with 4′ inside shoulders and 12′ outside shoulders.
  • We constructed an interchange at Webster Road that helps local traffic enter and leave the new US 24.
  • E&B subcontractor, H.I.S Constructors, built an overpass on Webster Road that allows motorists to pass over our project and enter the existing US 24.

During the final phase of the corridor’s Indiana construction before the 2012 ribbon cutting ceremony:

  • E&B’s Concrete Division will lay nearly 80,000 square yards of 10.5″ PCCP concrete.
  • Our Fort Wayne office will place more than 40,000 tons of stone aggregate under all S-Lines, asphalt shoulders and aggregate berms, and approximately 21,000 tons of buy ultram.
  • E&B subsidiary firm, Specialties Company, will perform our lime stabilization work.

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