State Route 190: Cold In-Place Recycling and HMA Overlay near Olancha

In summer 2016, Sully-Miller Contracting Company completed a 4.5 mile pavement rehabilitation of SR-190 near Olancha. With the Sierra Nevada range to the west, Death Valley to the east, and Owens Lake to the north, Sully-Miller crews impressed Caltrans officials who were excited to see Sully-Miller return to the area. 

The $1.9 million project was completed in 33 working days - 12 days ahead of its 45 day schedule! 

The project site, located within the habitat of the Mojave Ground Squirrel, required crews to attend training on minimizing disturbance to the surrounding wildlife. Temperatures in the area during the project ranged from a daytime high of 112 degrees, down to 78 degrees at night.  

Each day the work area spanned up to 2 miles in length. During the CIPR operation, Sully-Miller's subcontractor, Pavement Recycling Systems, provided a windrow of recycled material for the HMA paver to spread. During the subsequent overlay of the recycled roadway, material was hauled 140 miles each way from the Blue Diamond plant in Victorville. In order to meet the 7:30 am start time for paving, the first truck loaded from the plant every morning at 4:30 am. 

Todd Roper, Superintendent and Arnie Velarde, Foreman executed a well-planned HMA paving operation that resulted in a remarkably smooth road. Thanks for the support of Mauricio Arreola, Project Manager and Joe Royster, Project Engineer.


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