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APAC Mid-South’s Work on I-65 Resurface on Schedule

Mon November 14, 2011 - Southeast Edition
Brenda Ruggiero


A planing, resurfacing and traffic striping project has begun in Alabama on I-65 from south of the Lowndes County line to south of SR-97.
A planing, resurfacing and traffic striping project has begun in Alabama on I-65 from south of the Lowndes County line to south of SR-97.
A planing, resurfacing and traffic striping project has begun in Alabama on I-65 from south of the Lowndes County line to south of SR-97. The contract calls for milling the existing asphalt lanes and shoulder, placing one lift of binder mix and one lift of surface mix, and restriping. In addition, some shoulder work will be completed, two ramps will be widened and extensive guardrail replac The contract for $10.5 million was awarded to APAC Mid-South Inc. Paving began on Sept. 13 and the project is currently on schedule. The equipment list includes a trucking fleet of more than 25 trailers for mix delivery.

A planing, resurfacing and traffic striping project has begun in Alabama on I-65 from south of the Lowndes County line to south of SR-97.

The contract for $10.5 million was awarded to APAC Mid-South Inc. Paving began on Sept. 13 and the project is currently on schedule. The contract must be completed by Aug. 2012. APAC’s area manager is Charlie Cook, and the paving superintendent is Scott Wiginton.

The contract calls for milling the existing asphalt lanes and shoulder, placing one lift of binder mix and one lift of surface mix, and restriping. In addition, some shoulder work will be completed, two ramps will be widened and extensive guardrail replacement will take place.

According to Cook, the main challenge with this mill and fill job will be weather factors. He noted that a warm mix asphalt will be used on the shoulder paving.

“The first layer of mix will be placed on the job this fall, and other sub items are to be completed this winter,” he said. “Next spring, we will remobilize and place the final surface lift and striping.”

The project covers 11.194 mi. (18 km) in length and 44.776 lane miles (72 km). Approximately two miles of guardrail will be removed and replaced. A total of 65,000 tons (58,967 t) of reclaimed asphalt product (RAP) will be used on the job or future jobs to reduce the amount of new materials needed.

The job also will include 99,000 tons (89,811 t) of asphalt mix and 16,000 cu. yds. (12,232 cu m) of topsoil for shoulder work.

APAC is working with one supervisor and a paving crew of 18 people. Each subcontractor also will have five to 15 people working when they are on the job site.

Subcontractors include Abramson LLC, Birmingham, Ala., for bridge rail retrofit; CTS Construction, Monroeville, Ala., for grading, pipe, and inlets; H & L Construction, Troy, Ala., for guardrail; Ozark Striping, Ozark, Ala., for striping; Pronto Grassing, Troy, Ala., for grassing and erosion control; and Villager Construction, Fairport, N.Y., for planning.

The equipment list includes a Cat AP1000D paver, Volvo DD118 and DD110 rollers, a Roadtec MTV SB-2500 transfer device, a Wirtgen W-250 milling machine, an Etnyre asphalt distributor, and a trucking fleet of more than 25 trailers for mix delivery. CEG