Fort Morgan, CO — CDOT avoids costly construction delays with Snap-Tite
CDOT Avoids Costly Construction Delays Using Snap-Tite®
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) relied heavily on a failing, extensively corroded metal culvert for a variety of uses. Running beneath a main thoroughfare near Fort Morgan, CO, the culvert serves as a primary drainage structure during storm events and a flow source for runoff from a major irrigation canal. It is not only owned by the state, but also by Morgan County and a private sugar company. “The culvert had deteriorated and even became somewhat ovalized running under the highway as well as a bike path,” said Russ Wosk, an ISCO Industries Snap Tite representative. “There was a fear that it could completely fail – this would cause a road to collapse and create a big problem with the nearby canal.” And since the highway is a main thoroughfare, it would have been costly and inconvenient to dig up and replace the failing corrugated metal pipe (CMP).