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Woodward Road Reconstruction

Mid AtlanticHighways, Streets & Structures
Borough of South Coatesville, Chester County, PA
  • Woodward Road Reconstruction by McMahon Associates
  • Woodward Road Reconstruction by McMahon Associates
  • Woodward Road Reconstruction by McMahon Associates

McMahon was responsible for the design of this project, which was funded by a Community Development Block Grant through the Chester County Department of Community Development. The scope of improvements for this 800‐foot‐long Borough street included pavement repair, concrete curb, inlets, and storm drainage. To ensure the most cost effective construction method, McMahon’s final bid specifications allowed prospective contractors to bid on two separate proposals. While the first proposal called for conventional base repair for deteriorated areas, the second proposal used an innovative full‐depth reclamation technique, in which the existing asphalt is ground in place to create a homogenous recycle subbase and is then overlaid with wearing course. The use of this innovative “green” construction method resulted in a 13% reduction in the project cost and an ultimate savings of $75,000 to the Borough. Construction was completed in November 2008.