The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) recently presented Gannett Fleming with the Arizona Transportation Partnering Excellence Award for the I-40, Devil Dog Wash Reconstruction project.
This award recognizes teams that demonstrate achievement through the practice and application of public-private partnering principles and processes related to the transportation industry.
“Successful partnering brings resolution to issues, reduces delays, and increases efficiencies,” said Karen Hobbs, PE, vice president, west region DOTs/Tolls Business Line manager, and I-40, Devil Dog project manager. “Working in tandem with ADOT was seamless, allowing us to achieve a high-quality project design in a short time frame.”
ADOT contracted Gannett Fleming to develop a long-term solution for the extreme pavement failure occurring on more than 10 miles of I-40. As the lead designer, Gannett Fleming prepared the construction documents in just 70 calendar days and created a state-of-the-art way to use doweled Portland Cement Concrete Pavement (PCCP) to reduce the risk of subgrade exposure.
This innovative use of PCCP allowed for better drainage and rehabilitated a long stretch of the interstate riddled with potholes. The new road provides safe and continuous travel for more than six million vehicles per year. Roads & Bridges magazine recognized this project as #4 on the Top 10 Roads of 2018 list.