Michigan Department of Transportation — I-696 Concrete Inlay Pavement Rehabilitation Project

The Michigan Department of Transportation used a number of technologies to expedite the $89 million concrete inlay pavement rehabilitation project. Concrete inlays allow for lane-specific replacements of a travel lane, which result in minimal traffic delays.  While a project like this usually takes anywhere between 18 and 24 months to complete, the department deliver this one in less than a year thanks to the use of “digital deliverables” – cutting the design time in half by combining design sheets and other materials into a single PDF format, which was then shared with team members via Bluebeam, a software suite that streamlines the construction process. The software allows teams to share and review documents in real time, which allowed the department to better communicate, save money, and save time. The end result: 28.12 miles of concrete inlay across cites that line I-696 in Oakland and Macomb counties.