Proform Concrete Services is honored to have won the 2017 ACI Awards of Excellence in Concrete in the Advanced Concrete Construction category for 67th Street Corridor Improvements.

Project Team

Owner: The City of Red Deer

Engineer: Tetra Tech Canada Inc.

General Contractor: Proform Concrete Services

Concrete Supplier: BURNCO Rock Products Ltd.

Owner’s Engineer: WSP Canada Inc.

Project Synopsis

Category: Advanced Concrete Construction

The 67th Street and Johnstone Drive/Orr Drive Intersection in Red Deer experiences challenging traffic demands due to its location and heavy truck traffic. With the intersection being the gateway to the City of Red Deer, Edgar Industrial Park and Flying J Truck Stop, the heavy traffic at high volumes was exposing the road to serious damage.

The City of Red Deer wanted to find a durable pavement solution with minimized maintenance and extended service life. To handle the high traffic volumes, a roundabout was the best solution. To combat the heavy truck traffic, concrete pavement was the solution. Jointed Plain Concrete Pavement (JPCC) was selected for this project, offering an expected service life of 40+ years.

This is the first known 3 x 2 roundabout completed in Western Canada with PCCP.  This project can serve as an example of where Portland Cement Concrete Pavement can exceed the performance of asphalt concrete pavement while also being more cost effective from a LCCA standpoint.