North Carolina DOT Road Shoulder

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The road shoulder at this busy intersection in North Carolina was in need of constant repairs. With both high traffic and trucks hauling gravel that liked to cut corners, taxpayers were overinvesting in road repairs that couldn’t withstand the volume.


The existing road shoulder was removed and discarded to clear room for the Ecoraster E50 that would take its place.


Ecoraster E50 was chosen to repave the road shoulder. The team found that it was easy to install and making precision cuts to the grid itself were simple and clean. Cutting the grid allowed for the grid to follow the natural bend in the road and line up with the pavement properly.


The Engineer in charge of this project was surprised and pleased at how little waste was generated throughout the project. Even with cuts made to the grid, the patented connection tabs remained in tact enabling the Ecoraster to remain fully locked in place. This road shoulder is now stable and permeable. It can easily support the heavy traffic, and will reduce water runoff to nearby bodies of water. Better yet, it comes backed with a 20 year warranty, so local taxpayers can rest assured they’ve got a long-term solution in place.

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