Eden's Expressway Reconstruction: Model for Future Highway Rehabs

by Sigmund C. Ziejewski, District Engr.; Illinois Division of Highways, Schaumburg, Ill.,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1981, Vol. 51, Issue 6, Pg. 59-61


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: In the future, increasing miles of our interstate highways will have to be refurbished. Highway engineers may find some useful insights from the way the Illinois Division of Highways recently rebuilt the Eden's Expressway in Chicago. Highway planners took care to minimize the disruption of existing traffic. A maximum effort was made to recycle existing materials, e.g., the concrete from the old expressway was broken up, crushed and recycled as a roadway subbase material. Finally, imaginative contractural arrangements were used to complete the job on time, with penalties for lateness and incentives for early completion.

Subject Headings: Construction | Highway engineering | Highways and roads | Innovation | Rehabilitation

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