The I-275 Design-Rebuild was a $215 million investment in Tampa’s future. As a joint partner, Ajax Paving played a major role widening and reconstructing 3.4 miles of this major artery through the heart of the city. The project used 100,000 tons of HMA and warm mix. Additionally, 145,000 square yards of plain cement was used, batched on site with a single-drum Erie Strayer Mixer. Other project requirements included upgrading 21 bridges, laying 1.6 million cubic yards of excavation and embankment, installing 37,000 linear feet of storm drainpipe and constructing four new storm-water ponds.
The I-275 Design-Build Reconstruction was completed 16 days ahead of schedule. The project also won numerous industry awards, including the 2016 Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Best in Construction Urban Roadway, Road & Bridge Magazine’s Top 10 Project in the USA in 2016 and the DBIA Florida Region Transportation 2016 Project of the Year Award.