The previous twin pipe culverts were corrugated steel pipe arches that were 75 feet long and constructed in 1979. The roof in both pipes had two depressions directly below the eastbound travel land. During the field inspection, multiple joints in both pipes were noted as corroded, leaking and prying open. Loss of galvanization and corrosion of various degrees were noted in both culverts along with rust-throughs below the spring line.
Because of the deformations and corrosion, the twin pipe culverts were replaced with new concrete elliptical pipes in the same location. The project involved extensive work zone traffic control coordination to construct the project using staged construction as the project location near a busy intersection does not lend itself to closing the road.