A Variety of Solutions for Roadway Structures
It’s possible that you drive on top of, past, or under our structures every day. One area we excel the most is in our ability to deliver designs and materials to highway and road sites, helping keep contractors moving quickly and minimizing the effect of construction on the public’s commute. Our variety of products is widely used on public and private roadway projects. Our unmatched experience with the various specifications and typical design aspects for different agencies on projects of all sizes will benefit everyone involved.
Rather than building a sloped earth embankment, our retaining walls provide the means for reducing the earthwork needed, creating large grade separations to allow more space to build or avoid adjacent structures. We’ll provide a solution for efficiently building miles of roadway along a variety of foundation types, including soft compressible soil.
Arch Bridges and Tunnels
Single or multiple-span arch bridges are available, with a wide range of arch profiles. These bridges are fully-engineered by RECo, making use of precast concrete arches and accompanying retaining walls.
The transition from roadway embankment to a bridge can come in many forms. We’ll design our solution to accommodate the requirements and details indicated by the Owner’s engineer, and offer suggestions if needed.
Temporary Roadway and Bridge Phasing
Highway construction often requires temporary shifts of traffic. RECo’s temporary wire mesh MSE retaining wall solutions allow for easy handling and installation, with the same load-carrying ability as precast concrete faced walls.
Especially on lengthy sections of road, precast traffic barrier offers a faster solution than traditional cast-in-place barrier. On top of short height retaining walls, our wall system with integrated barrier makes the entire process even quicker.
Our free-standing sound wall requires no deep foundation elements. Our post-and-panel sound wall allows for installation in areas of low height clearance. We can also design our precast traffic barrier to accommodate structure-mounted sound walls.
Drainage, Electrical, and Intelligent Transportation Systems
A roadway embankment isn’t always as simple as a retaining wall, pavement, and traffic barrier. Our engineering staff has developed an expertise in devising ways of accommodating utility items of all types that may be located below ground, behind the wall face, and even running through or attached to the precast concrete.
Giving a road more capacity usually means making it wider. Our retaining wall products are suited for pushing a roadway width to the limits of the right-of-way, no matter how narrow or wide the available foundation footprint.
Service-life of 100 Years or More
An important factor in the design of any structure, our walls and arches exhibit extreme durability over time, and the design is optimized based on the service life needed.