The I-80 Eastbound Truck Scales were over 50 years old and located in the middle of the I-80/I-680/SR12 interchange. The confluence of these major freeways, combined with the requirement that trucks must go on and off the freeway for safety and weight inspections, led to the most severe congestion in Solano County at this location, and safety for the travelling public was a primary concern. The project was initiated to alleviate the congestion resulting from the trucks, improve safety through the interchange, improve goods movement, and modernize the CHP inspection facility. In 2012, more than 2.4 million trucks traveled through the old facility, and more than 40,000 inspections were performed. The new facility features multiple inspection bays and weigh-in-motion scales, which do not require trucks to come to a full stop to be weighed, making inspections more efficient. In addition, trucks will have longer exits and entrances onto Highway 80 and Highway 12 and new ramps that will make it safer for trucks entering and exiting the facility.
What makes it interesting?
The $50 million I-80 Eastbound Truck Scales in Cordelia, California (total project $100 million) was one of the largest jobsites in the country at the time of its construction.
How HCSS Software assisted with this project
HeavyJob helped us track day-to-day costs to analyze our actual cost versus budget. It provided a timeline history in case we needed to address an issue that may have risen after the work was completed. We utilized the cost code reviews to help process extra work and receive payment from Caltrans. Also, it assisted with our schedule status by reviewing the daily production to ensure we finished on time.