McAlester, OK — Traffic Flows During Culvert Rehabilitation
Snap-Tite Pipe Relines Culvert in Oklahoma, Keeps Residential Street Traffic Moving During Installation
Corrugated metal pipe (CMP) culverts are failing at an alarming rate throughout the U.S. These culverts were installed 40 to 50 years ago and have exceeded their design life. The City of McAlester, Oklahoma needed to fix a rusted and oval (49 inches by 33 inches) CMP culvert that was also partially missing its bottom. This CMP was located on a residential street, which was the only road leading into a subdivision. Digging up the road would have prevented access for many homeowners.
Snap-Tite’s Regional Sales Manager Trevor Cone spoke with the City of McAlester’s Field Engineer Inspector Cliff Pitner about the benefits of rehabilitating the culvert with a Snap-Tite high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe liner. The HDPE SnapTite culvert-lining system has a patented male/ female machining at each end of the HDPE, which allows it to be ‘snapped’ together, piece-by-piece, and pushed into the full length of an existing pipe. Snap-Tite also meets American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO).