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Maccaferri’s Geogrids installed into Windsor Essex Parkway

Schermata 2016-02-01 alle 14.16.00

The construction allows a stable key tunnel in the transportation link between Canada and the USA.

The Windsor Essex Parkway was designed to improve the accessibility of the transportation link between Canada and the USA. The Parkway was developed with the goal of reducing the City of Windsor’s road congestion. Maccaferri’s Reinforced Granular Foundations mechanically stabilized earth walls were used to protect and support the pre-cast concrete girders allowing for an 11 tunnel structure to be constructed.

A reinforced granular mat (geogrid reinforcement) was built for each of the structures for crossings, and tested using Maccaferri’s free MacRead software.

MacGrid WG Geogrids are used for soil reinforcement applications such as reinforced soil slopes and when soil consolidation and support is required. WG Geogrids are engineered to be mechanically and chemically durable, and resistant to biological degradation.

MacGrid WG Geogrids are made from high molecular weight, high tenacity polyester multifilament yarns. The yarns are woven together under tension in the machine direction and finished with a protective polymeric coating.

For more information please contact Maccaferri’s Technical Department or your local Area Sales Manager. They will be glad to provide you with more in-depth information about this effective solution. Also they will be able to assist you regarding how to incorporate MacGrid WG Geogrids into your final project thus adding heightened protection and cost savings to your undertaking.

For more information on how MacGrid WG Geogrids work, and how they were implemented in the construction of the Windsor Essex Parkway, click on the following Case History download or contact our experts.

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