The 80/90 PUSH Projects include improvements to pavement and bridges, along with the installation of a fiber optic line. These investments have reduced the level of maintenance work required in the future, allowing ITRCC to improve customer safety and provide a better experience for travelers.
The existing pavement consists of a concrete base with an asphalt overlay. As part of these projects, the asphalt will be removed and the concrete will receive a “crack-and-seat” treatment which reduces the likelihood of future pavement cracking. These improvements also reduce the need for routine maintenance, providing a clearer road for travelers.
All bridges in the project areas have been evaluated for structural and operational conditions so that improvements can be tailored to each bridge’s needs. Improvements to bridges include:
- Substructure patching
- Beam painting
- Bearing replacements
- Fatigue retrofits
- Deck replacements (including widening at some locations)
Fiber Optic & Intelligent Transportation System
The 80/90 PUSH 1 and PUSH 2 projects included the installation of a fiber optic line in the corridor. This allows ITRCC to implement a range of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), giving our Traffic Management Center improved traffic monitoring tools. Dynamic message boards, closed-circuit cameras, and improved weather communications help provide real-time information to our staff, who can then accurately inform and protect Toll Road customers.