Case Study

Security, Strength: AMERICAN Provides Products Of Choice For Major Highway Project In Augusta, Georgia

Source: AMERICAN - American Cast Iron Pipe Company
Left: The Highway 56 project also required two HDD pulls using AMERICAN Flex-Ring pipe, which were encased in polywrap. Both pulls were more than 1,000 feet in length. Right: AMERICAN Flow Control Series 2100 hydrant security check valves were installed with the B-84-B hydrants. The AMERICAN check valves not only provide added security to the water system but also save time and money during installation.

Work is roughly 50 percent complete on a $30-million-plus upgrade of what is considered the most dangerous stretch of road in Augusta, Georgia. The 30-month project is aimed at making a five-mile portion of Highway 56, also known as the Mike Padgett Highway, safer and more secure for motorists. The project consists largely of adding left-turn lanes, a raised center concrete median and expanding shoulders.

Like the much-needed roadwork, new water infrastructure required for the project brings its own kind of safety and security. The scope of the project included 35 AMERICAN Flow Control B-84-B fire hydrants, each equipped with Series 2100 hydrant security check valves and more than 26,000 feet of AMERICAN 16-inch ductile iron pipe.

AMERICAN - American Cast Iron Pipe Company