Highway 85 overpass, Dégelis

Work executed:

  • Earthmoving
  • Paving
  • Concreting

Location:

Dégelis

Years:

2010 - 2011

In July 2010, the Ministère des Transports du Québec selected Roxboro to build an overpass and an agricultural lane as part of the construction of Highway 85 at Dégelis, located southeast of Rivière-du-Loup. Due to the late signing of the project, our teams had to be deployed quickly to avoid winter weather.

One of the project’s main challenges was drying the work platform used to build two works of art, both of which were located in poorly drained, enclosed areas following the construction of Route 185. Putting its technical expertise to work, Roxboro quickly devised solutions to reduce the confined groundwater and erect the concrete structures before winter. Come spring, Roxboro completed the earthmoving work and installed the dividers.