Colorado Springs Overlay – Colorado Springs, CO

Colorado Springs, CO - June 2018

Project Description

The City of Colorado Springs used FORTA-FI to improve their roads in a massive overlay project. This city has a 2C tax which is a city-wide sales tax that goes toward the city’s roads and road improvements. This is a politically sensitive tax, so the City of Colorado Springs leveraged FORTA-FI as a way to show its citizens they were putting their tax dollars to work. Engineers used 5,300 tons of FORTA-FI reinforced asphalt to complete this overlay project. Colorado Springs has some of the most extreme freeze-thaw cycles in the United States, so because of this, the roads suffer. Multiple deteriorated roads were paved with FORTA-FI during this program to help aid with transverse and fatigue cracking. The City of Colorado Springs gave FORTA-FI a great deal of exposure and positive feedback to the public. FORTA-FI was on multiple new stations and the Colorado Public Works Journal covered an article of the city’s use of FORTA-FI.

Key Points:

  • Cost Savings
  • Reduce Cracking
  • Increase Durability

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