Phoenix-based Pulice Construction, Inc. has been awarded the first Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) project for the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). The project was awarded on September 19, 2016 and the estimated completion date is May 2017.

The project consists of constructing a new single span bridge using ABC methods with Prefabricated Bridge Elements (PBE) and related roadway and drainage improvements on the Oatman – Topock Highway (Old Route 66) at the Sacramento Wash. The project is located approximately one mile north of I-40, in Topock, Mohave County, Arizona. The work associated with the ABC, new bridge and roadway approaches, will be completed within a 96-hour full roadway closure period. The work also includes channel improvements, signing, pavement marking, guard rail, seeding and other related work. The amount programmed for the contract is $1,970,000.

The ABC method uses an innovative approach with PBE to ultimately reduce the on-site construction time that occurs when building or replacing bridges. Benefits include increased work-zone safety and reduced traffic impacts.