|Award Recipient||Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT)|
|Innovation||Slide in Bridge Construction (SIBC)|
|Award Fiscal Year||2014|
Built in the 1950s, the RCC Bridge provides a corridor for US-231 around the west side of Dothan, AL. The RCC project will construct two side-by-side bridges over an existing structurally deficient, high fill, triple-box culvert. The project will utilize slide-in bridge (SIB), which is a method of accelerated bridge construction (ABC) under Every Day Counts. Originally intended to carry less than 5000 ADT, the RCC Bridge currently hosts a 40,000+ ADT with a 20-year projection of nearly 73,000 vehicles.
The objective for the project is to meet this traffic need through increased capacity and subsequently reduce traffic congestion and travel time by widening the divided roadway from four lanes to six lanes.
|Duration / Status||Anticipated construction 2015|
|Project Contact||Paul E. Froede, P.E.
Miscellaneous Structures and Design Supervisor
Bridge Bureau – Alabama Department of Transportation