Victorville Bear Valley Road Project Profile

Bear Valley Road is a heavily traveled road that also borders the City of Hesperia to the south (at the centerline – the south half of the road is in Hesperia), carrying approximately 55,000 vehicles each day, with 30% of them being trucks. Bear Valley Road is a heavily utilized, more direct route for traffic accessing I-15 from SR 18 to the east for areas including Apple Valley, Lucerne Valley, and Johnson Valley.

Roseville Chooses Concrete Roundabout for Safety, Pride and Durability.

Oak Street Roundabout is a landmark entry feature into downtown Roseville. Located right outside City Hall, this project is a pivotal part of the City’s goal to revitalize the downtown area. Other improvements include water spray features and fire pits in an attempt to increase civic pride and downtown foot traffic. Leading up to this project, the intersection of Washington Boulevard and Oak Street was experiencing three times the traffic accidents compared to similar intersections.

The Remarkable Story of 10 Historic Concrete Pavements in California

Many concrete pavements constructed in the 1920s and 1930s in California are still in use today, serving communities for 70 to 90 years with little to no maintenance. Concrete pavements were first constructed in the United States at the end of the 19th century. Several of these concrete streets are just now coming up for rehabilitation or reconstruction, making it a perfect time to tell their story.

The City of Victorville Finds a Durable Solution in Concrete

The City of Victorville Finds a Durable Solution in Concrete

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Case StudyBear Valley Road Project (PDF)

Excerpt: A Rough History
Bear Valley Road is a heavily traveled road that also borders the City of Hesperia to the south (at the centerline – the south half of the road is in Hesperia), carrying approximately 55,000 vehicles each day, with 30% of them being trucks. Bear Valley Road is a heavily utilized, more direct route for traffic accessing I-15 from SR 18 to the east for areas including Apple Valley, Lucerne Valley, and Johnson Valley.
For many years an asphalt-paved street, Bear Valley Road was repaved with asphalt in 2004 but began to display rutting and deterioration immediately.

Study of Historical Concrete Pavements in California – April 2017

Concrete pavements have long been recognized for their longevity and low life cycle costs. A large number of  concrete pavements constructed in the 1920s and 1930s in California are still in use today, serving communities for 70 to 80 years with little maintenance cost. The history of these pavements, including their exceptional longterm performance, has not been told and the story that they tell is being lost as many of these 80 to 90 year old historic concrete pavements are being rehabilitated with asphalt overlays or reconstructed.

SR298 Guide to RCC Pavements – NCPTC

Roller-compacted concrete (RCC) is an economical, fast-construction candidate for many pavement applications. It has traditionally been used for pavements carrying heavy loads in low-speed areas because of its relatively coarse surface. However, in recent years its use in commercial areas and for local streets and highways has been increasing. This guide provides owner-agencies, contractors, materials suppliers, and others with a thorough introduction to and updated review of RCC and its many paving applications.

Thin Bonded Overlays in California & Nevada

Thin Bonded Concrete Overlays (TBCO) can be designed using a pavement design program like the American Concrete Pavement Associations StreetPave or the UTW tables found in “Whitetopping State of the Practice” ( ACPA EB21 OP). Many of the projects discussed in the following section were designed and constructed with longer joint spacings prior to the publication of State of the Practice but are performing acceptably. If it is desired to exceed the standard joint spacing, careful consideration should be given to the thickness and quality of the asphalt base and volume and weight of the traffic. Also, TBCO can only be used on asphalt pavement that needs a new surface treatment; it will not correct for asphalt pavement that is suffering from subgrade failure.

 

Case Study – Monache High School Parking Lot

Porterville Unified School District needed to replace failed asphalt parking lot. The old pavement was ground and reused as base for the new concrete surface. The need to reduce maintenance costs coupled with limited access after solar panels were installed made concrete the clear choice.