Route 895 Construction - February 2002 - Photos 25-28
Here's 4 photos of Route 895 under construction, taken on February 26, 2002, by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), and used here by their permission.
Above, paving operation, photo taken from the Laburnum Avenue overpass, the westbound Route 895 roadway is getting a 3-inch lift of asphalt base course. The first vehicle is a dump truck that carried the hot-mix asphalt from the asphalt plant to the jobsite, the second vehicle is re-mixer, and the third vehicle is the paving machine which actually places the layer of asphalt on the roadway.
The Route 895 mainline roadway cross-section has a foot depth of aggregate base stone, and three 3-inch asphalt base courses, a 2-inch asphalt intermediate course, and a 1-1/2-inch asphalt surface course.
Above, paving operation, photo taken from the ground a few minutes after the previous photo. This is looking at the rear of the paving train, at the rear of the paving machine.
Above, paving operation, photo taken from the ground a couple minutes after the previous photo. This is looking at the rear of the paving train, at the rear of the paving machine. The overpass above is the Laburnum Avenue Extension, the mainline bridge ahead is over Cornelius Creek, and the overpass in the distance is the overpass of VA-5 New Market Road.
Above, same paving operation as in the previous photos. Steel drum rollers compact the layer of asphalt that was just placed. That man enjoys his job - see the smile and the thumbs-up?
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By Scott M. Kozel,Roads to the Future