LaPorte District, IN — INDOT Saves $1 Million Plus on Reline

INDOT Relines 13 Culverts With Snap-Tite® Pipe, Saves More Than $1 Million Using Own Crew

The Problem
Interstates I-65 and I-94 in Northern Indiana are some of the busiest and most traveled roads in the state. The La Porte District Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) faced a problem because 13 of the corrugated metal pipe (CMP) culverts under these roads were in bad shape. Many had deteriorated and were failing. Some were even misshaped and no longer round but oval. The existing culvert sizes ranged from 30- by 46-inch to 72- by 102-inch oval CMP pipe and 48-inch to 84- inch round CMP culverts. This included a total of 2,257 linear feet of pipe that needed repair.
In order to prevent a road collapse, and therefore a major disruption to traffic, the INDOT district had to act quickly to make the repairs. The DOT also wanted to save money by purchasing the materials through the INDOT Maintenance Contract.
The Solution
Snap-Tite® representative Steve Cooney and Sam Martin of CPI Supply, a Snap-Tite® distributor, worked with the INDOT district to come up with the most cost-effective and practical approach for rehabilitating the 13 deteriorated CMP culverts.

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