- Company: C.W. Matthews Contracting Co., Inc.
- Industry: Transportation
- Location: Atlanta, Georgia
- Expected Completion Date: June 30, 2017
- Project Website
The $176 million I-75 South Managed Lane project is C.W. Matthews Contracting Company’s largest highway construction project. The scope of this design-build project is to construct 12 miles of barrier separated reversible toll lanes starting at SR 155 in Henry County and ending at SR 138 in Clayton County. The first stage and vast majority of the work is to widen I-75 on the outside and push traffic onto the new outside construction allowing room in the middle for construction of the managed lanes. The roadway typical section is asphalt and the scope includes; the construction of four bridges, seven toll plazas, extensive retaining wall and sound barrier walls and installation of the infrastructure necessary to accommodate the dynamic tolling system. The project is scheduled to be open for tolling in January 2017 with a final completion in June 2017.
What impact does this project have on America?
Project will provide much need capacity in an efficient manner to relieve congestion in and out of Atlanta’s south side.
What dangers and risks did you encounter, and describe any extraordinary methods used to keep workers safe?
This project is mainly built in the median area of and existing heavily traveled Interstate. Every day the project requires management to make key decisions regarding haul routes into and out of the construction areas.
How did you leverage new technologies to work faster and reduce waste?
We use GPS and Telematics to aid in our manage our equipment and for blade control. We utilize laptops and tablets for onsite capturing of labor & equipment hours, as well as production quantities.