Piping Company Creates Precast Pipe for PennDOT Project
Oldcastle Precast created a special precast pipe for the project
Oldcastle Precast is supplying specialty precast concrete pipe for the Milnor Street spur ramp’s storm water drainage system, which is a portion of Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDot) $30+ million I-95 Revive project
The project is a long-term multi-phase infrastructure initiative to improve and rebuild the 51 miles of I-95 in Pennsylvania to meet the future transportation needs of the region and state. A portion of the project involves the widening and rebuilding of the existing northbound on-ramp to include a spur ramp from Milnor Street. The spur ramp is designed to reduce the volume of commercial traffic on State Road and other roads on the west side of I-95 by accommodating the heavy vehicles that serve businesses between I-95 and the river. In addition, improvements are being made to the Milnor Street spur ramp’s storm water drainage system.
Oldcastle Precast, contracted by Tony DePaul & Son, supplied custom engineered elliptical precast concrete pipe for the Milnor Street spur storm water drainage system. With deep fills necessary in the ramp area, the precast concrete pipe had to be engineered to handle the weight load of 30 ft. of fill compacted over the concrete pipe. The pipe had an outside diameter of 55 in. x 80 in. with an approximate weight of 20,000 lbs. each. The specialty precast concrete pipe is produced with a special concrete mix and added reinforcement to increase the strength and long-term performance for PennDOT.