Concrete Pavement Longevity Showcased with 79-year-old Runway and Interstate in Colorado
This Friday, Offutt Air Force Base (AFB) outside of Omaha, NE, will be cutting the ribbon on a fully reconstructed concrete runway that served the Base from 1941 to 2020. The new 13-31 Runway will serve Offutt AFB for decades to come. A more detailed history and outlook for this impressive concrete runway can be found here, courtesy of the Omaha World-Herald.
This impressive longevity can also be found in concrete interstates, such as the concrete stretch of I-70 outside of Rifle, CO. Out on the western slope, 10.5 miles of eight-inch concrete pavement has served the people of Rifle since 1976, coinciding with a quintupling of the local population and the associated traffic growth. You can read more about I-70 in CO in our latest Permanent Pavements case study and learn how a concrete section of I-40 in OK is set to triple its design life.