Grand Award – Bartlett & West, Inc. of Jefferson City
Project: East Holt Street Improvement Project
Client: City of Mexico, Missouri
The project reconstructed Holt Street in Mexico, Missouri. The existing pavement was rapidly deteriorating due to the large grain trucks traveling to the ADM facility on Holt Street. The City needed a pavement that would hold up to the significant abuse that the stretch of roadway sees while still being quick to construct and reopen to traffic due to the lack of detour options. Compacted concrete pavement was utilized to provide a long-lasting pavement type that could be paved in one day and reopened more quickly than conventional concrete. Compacted concrete pavement is a very dry concrete mix placed with a high-density paver that compacts the material as it is being placed. The pavement is then finished to look like typical concrete pavement. The innovative pavement type not only provided a great product but allowed the project to obtain grant funding.