LP8 Rough Grading - Highway 63

LOCATION: Highway 63, Northern Alberta

TIMEFRAME: February 2011 – April 2011 SCOPE OF WORK: Rough grading of Highway 63, required 1,318 rolls of LP 8.

PROJECT PARTNERS Owner: Alberta Transportation Installation: Thompson Bros. Construction Ltd. Material supplier: Layfield Geosynthetics & Industrial Fabrics Ltd.

Challenge

Alberta Transportation has made it a priority to twin Highway 63. This is a major transportation corridor to the Oilsands projects in North Eastern Alberta.
Thompson Bros. Construction Ltd. had a short window to remove the trees, poor soil, place the geotextile and cover with proper fill. This project needed 551,000 m2 (10 Truckloads) of LP 8 non woven geotextile to be placed underneath the fill. The materials needed to be on site within 6 weeks of the initial order.

Solution

Layfield was able to ship the first truckload of LP 8 from the Edmonton warehouse. The additional material was shipped direct to site over the next 5 weeks.

Results

This project was completed before the April 30, 2011 deadline

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