A Difficult Job Made Easy

Stormwater Magazine

September 2014

by Angus W. Stocking

New York interstate 684 connects Connecticut with New York City, and is one of the state’s busiest thoroughfares. Near the border, its six lanes of traffic are nearly always busy. Shutting down 684 for something as mundane as culvert rehabilitation isn’t really an option. When Arold Construction Company won a bid to apply centrifugally cast concrete pipe (CCCP) to 300 feet of 36-inch CMP culvert running under I-684, they expected traffic logistics would be difficult. But even so, they were surprised by the amount of driving on this project. “This was 65 mph traffic, and it never really let up,” says President Ryan Arold. “It made everything more tedious. Often, to get somewhere just 60 feet away, we’d have to crawl through the pipe, or get in the truck and drive 20 minutes to an exit and back.”

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