Chesapeake Bay Bridge
Re-striping the Chesapeake Bay Bridge
The Maryland Department of Transportation needed to re-stripe the center lines on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. The job had to be done at night due to the high volume of traffic that uses the bridge during the day. The scope of the project was to close traffic down to one lane in either direction at 10:00 pm, work through the night, and then have the road back open by 6:00 am. The objective was to remove the existing road lines with hydro-blasting and then replace them with new lines.
Hydro-blasting left the road surface wet, and it had to be dried before any new paint could be sprayed. The Road Dryer RD-1200 was used to follow the hydro-blaster and dry the surface. The paint sprayer followed behind the Road Dryer and repainted the lines. With the Road Dryer RD-1200, the contractors were able to get the job done in less than one week, whereas they had expected 2-3 weeks of work without it.
The cost of mobilizing the crews and equipment for the extra time would have cost the State of Maryland thousands of dollars more than the one week lease of the Road Dryer RD-1200. The result was another project done ahead of schedule and under budget, using the Road Dryer.