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.

Best Practices – Utility Cuts in Concrete Pavement

Concrete pavements have long been recognized as clean, smooth riding, strong, and durable, and properly designed and constructed concrete pavements should provide several decades of zero- to low-maintenance service. At times, it is necessary to cut trenches in some concrete pavements, particularly in urban areas, in order to repair or install utilities such as sewers, drainage structures, water mains, gas mains and service
lines, telecommunication lines, and power conduits. Unless the cost of trenchless methods that do not disturb the pavement is justified, the pavement must be opened up, the utility installed or repaired, and the pavement restored using a utility cut restoration. If these operations are carried out properly (see Appendix 1 for the step-by-step process of making a utility cut in a concrete pavement), there will be minimal impact on the pavement’s functional serviceability, ride quality, and lifespan.

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.

Guide to Full Depth Reclamation (FDR)

About This Guide

This Guide to Full-Depth Reclamation (FDR) with Cement is a product of the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center (CP Tech Center) at Iowa State University’s Institute for Transportation, with funding from the Portland Cement Association. Th e guide provides a concise discussion of all aspects of selecting, designing, and constructing a reclaimed, cement stabilized asphalt base in preparation for a new pavement surface layer.