Hazleton, PA, July 16, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Oldcastle Precast, Inc. - Croydon is providing all reinforced precast concrete pipe, approximately 15,000 feet and 62 RCP pipe fittings for the large drainage project along Route 93 Broad St., Hazleton, Luzerne County as part of the “Broad Street Betterment Program.”
Large precast concrete drainage pipe, with a diameter that ranges from 12” to 27”, is placed alongside of the underground businesses which are located beneath Broad Street and were in use at the turn-of-the-century. The fifteen vault-like stores will be opened up, supported from below and then filled in to support the sidewalk and curb/roadway traffic.
The precast concrete drainage pipe will effectively protect groundwater by conveying stormwater through the underground infrastructure system. Due to the flexibility and modularity of the precast pipe, Oldcastle Precast, Inc. was able to easily meet the requirements of the drainage project. With its unmatched strength and proven performance, the precast concrete pipe will last over 100 years.
Oldcastle Precast is supplying all precast concrete drainage pipe and fittings to Oldcastle Precast- Pennsy Supply (Slusser Bros) who is the general contractor for this $27.4 million project. The project should be completed by late 2013.
The Broad Street Betterment Program, administered by Pen Dot District 4, is designed to help improve the safety of the drivers and pedestrians in the City of Hazelton. Turning lanes on Rt 93 will improve traffic flow through the downtown area and will make traveling much safer. The plan includes the construction of a large drainage project, lighting crosswalks, updated traffic signals, pavement markings and restoration of the downtown area parking spaces and sidewalks.
About Oldcastle Precast, Inc.:
Oldcastle Precast, Inc. is the leading manufacturer of precast and polymer concrete products in the U.S. Providing engineered product solutions nationwide to a number of market sectors including:
Water - Transportation - Power & Energy -Communications
Engineering Services - Construction Services - Government/Military
Oldcastle Precast is part of Oldcastle Building Products. For more information please visit www.oldcastleprecast.com.
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