Hwy 585 Slide and Grade Repair

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  • Client

    Alberta Transportation

  • City

    Trochu

  • Year Completed

    2021

  • Sectors

    Civil

    Industrial

    Civil

  • Sub-Sectors

    Earthworks

    Highways

The Story

Working together with Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd., EDII took on the challenge of repairing a sloped section of Highway 585 outside Trochu, Alberta. Due to the nature of the work (underpinning and restabilizing 550m of horizontal road surface, embankment underpinning and deep drainage water management), and EllisDon Industrial's experience on a similar project near Abraham Lake, the project was referred to as “Mini-Abraham”. An interesting feature of the site conditions and geography is the large panorama of the Red Deer River flowing through the ancient badlands. The very narrow shoulders of the single lane highway are used frequently by local farmers and the recreational campers visiting the Tollman Bridge Campground and the Dry Island Buffalo Jump.

EllisDon Industrial Scope

- Traffic management (one maximum lane closure)
- 4000m2 Asphalt removal and disposal
- 1200m3 common excavation from embankment(s) and new 450m road core and dispose offsite
- Supply and place 13,400 Tonne of Aggregates
- Supply and install large diameter 1000mm culvert with inlet/outlet
- Import clay fill contractor sourced 1885m3
- 3000 Tonne asphalt pavement
- Guard rail installation and 10,670m2 of hydro seeding