Zoo Interchange Phase I
- Location Wisconsin
MethodsAugered Duplexed and Temporary Cased Drill Shafts Paving Road Building Aggregates Recycle Crushing
Michels furnished and installed hundreds of soldier piles, permanent grouted anchors and 85,000 square feet of lagging for permanent earth retention along the Zoo Interchange. Multiple Michels crews were used to perform this work, including five support crews who worked throughout the winter to finish the project ahead of schedule.
Michels managed the construction of the Zoo Interchange Phase 1 reconstruction mega project as part of a joint venture named Wisconsin Constructors II, LLC. The Zoo Interchange is one of Wisconsin's oldest interstate interchanges and is currently the busiest interchange in the state. The project consisted of numerous bridges, retaining walls, sign structures, noise walls, and paving of a combination of local roads, mainline freeway and ramps.
Project time constraints required Michels to perform multiple paving operations simultaneously while to facilitate work under traffic. The paving varied from two lane wide mainline freeway, to ramp and full width shoulders, and local road paving, all done with high performance concrete with extra strength requirements.