Iowa Highway 100 Perpetual Pavement Opens
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA The Iowa Highway 100 Perpetual Asphalt project is scheduled to open according to John Vu, Iowa DOT District 6 Resident Engineer. This long-awaited extension of the Cedar Rapids, Iowa, by-pass project has come in on time and on budget.
The IDOT initial estimate for the project was nearly $20 Million, but the winning bid by the LL Pelling Co., Inc. of North Liberty, Iowa, was for $15 Million. The project was designed as a Perpetual Pavement that utilized 12.5 inches of asphalt and can be periodically milled and resurfaced to maintain ride quality and sustainability for 60, or more, years.
The Highway 100 extension has been in the planning stages for more than thirty years and will open the western side of the city to development.
"This is a project that will serve the citizens of Cedar Rapids and Linn County for many decades." said Bill Rosener, Executive Vice President of the Asphalt Paving Association of Iowa, "The partnership that designed and built this beautiful, smooth project is a testament to both the Iowa DOT, the LL Pelling Co. and the Iowa's Asphalt Industry."