See Ajax Paving in Action | Concrete Projects in Michigan

  • I-75 Modernization

    What We Did

    This reconstruction and expansion project reconstructed I-75 from Coolidge Hwy. to South Boulevard in Oakland County. Ajax Paving reconstructed a vital segment of a major commuter highway in Oakland County, I-75 from Coolidge Hwy. to South Boulevard. We reconstructed existing travel lanes and added a fourth lane for a future HOV lane. A new design eliminated left-lane ramps, thereby increasing acceleration and deceleration ramp lengths at Adams Road. Adding eight new bridges, expanding the Intelligent Transportation System and reconstructing the Park-n-Ride at Adams Road were also part of the project.

    We produced over 106,000 cubic yards of concrete to pave over 347,700 sq. yards of 10-inch non-reinforced concrete. The project was completed in 108 calendar days, 20 days under the bid requirements. It also won the 2017 Michigan Concrete Association Award.

    Project Highlights:

    • Reconstructed and expanded I-75 from Coolidge Hwy. to South Boulevard
    • 106,000 cubic yards of concrete
    • 2017 Michigan Concrete Association Award
  • I-96

    What We Did

    Only a company like Ajax could take on a challenge like this. Closing and constructing a 7-mile stretch of I-96 in both directions, an essential link traveled by 140,000 drivers every day. The project also required rebuilding 37 bridges, 22 ramps, and 60 business accesses as well as installing new drainage sewers, 15- to 25-foot retaining walls, and a light-emitting diode freeway lighting system.

    Bidding was in an A+B Contracting Format that factored not only the cost but also the time required for completion. E-construction, a paperless management process, contributed to our efficiency. Automated GPS control for the concrete equipment and automated machining for grading operations also increased productivity.

    The I-96 project became the largest single-season construction contract in MDOT’s history. In total, it spanned 56 total lane miles, requiring 700,000 square yards of paving and 800,000 tons of aggregate. Best yet, the freeway was reopened to traffic in only 167 days – three weeks ahead of schedule.



    Project Highlights:

    • Largest single-season construction contract in MDOT’s history
    • Total lane miles: 56
    • Days ahead of schedule: 21
  • M-53 From Red Run to 18 Mile Rd

    What We Did

    This project on M-53 (Van Dyke) through Sterling Heights and Warren was 4.82 miles of road reconstruction, concrete surfacing, hot mix asphalt cold milling and resurfacing, drainage, curb, gutter, sidewalk, ramps and drive approaches, signal modernization, signing and pavement marking.

  • M-59 Corridor

    What We Did

    Made possible by a $56-million federal stimulus fund, the expansion of M-59 between Crooks and Ryan roads was designed to eliminate bottlenecks on this commuter route connecting Oakland and Macomb counties. In addition to expanding the road from four to six lanes, the project included erecting a barrier between eastbound and westbound traffic, replacing storm sewers, reconstructing 16 ramps, and rebuilding or rehabilitating 9 bridges.

    Project Highlights:

    • 5.6 miles expanded from four to six lanes
    • 16 ramps and 9 bridges reconstructed or rebuilt
    • Successfully manage traffic during construction
  • US-131

    What We Did

    Spanning 26 lane miles from Grand Rapids to Cedar Springs, this project presented a series of unusual challenges. To prevent roadway degradation during construction, Ajax addressed "tented" pavement caused by incompressibles in the old pavement joints and improper expansion in joint maintenance. Additionally, the bridge over 6 Mile Road was too narrow to accommodate conventional construction traffic, and a split/merge traffic plan was required during repairs to keep traffic moving in both directions.

    We placed a 6.5-inch unbonded concrete overlay on the existing 40-year-old pavement, bringing the roadway's parabolic surface, superelevation, and crown-cross slope up to current standards. We used a Shilstone-type, well-graded concrete mixture with three aggregates. The mixture contained 40 percent slag cement and used only 294 lb./cubic yard of Portland cement.

    Project Highlights:

    • Split/merge traffic plans enabled two lanes of traffic in both directions during construction
    • Corrected original roadways to adhere to current standards
    • Recipient of the ACPA Excellence in Concrete Pavement Gold Award Winner
  • M-39

    What We Did

    M-39 is a major commuter highway in Southeastern Michigan, running through numerous residential communities. When it was time to rebuild three miles of concrete between McNichols and Nine Mile roads, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) required a very short production schedule and exacting noise control standards. The project also included reconstruction of 24 bridges and 77,000 cubic yards of concrete.

    Ajax Paving was more than up to the task. Our crews performed exhaustive benchmarking for more than two months before construction began to ensure new noise levels would meet specifications. Also, sixty people worked seven days a week to ensure they met the open date mandated by MDOT.

    The M-39 project was completed more than two weeks ahead of schedule and earned the Michigan Concrete Association’s Award of Excellence in 2011.

    Project Highlights:

    • Bridges: 24
    • MCA Award of Excellence
    • Days ahead of schedule: 14

Concrete Construction Company with Full Capabilities

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Our eight central mix batch plants can be mobilized and calibrated to each project’s unique specifications and design needs.

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We own the most modern, computer guided-equipment and innovations available, such as stringless technology, for unmatched precision and efficiency.

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At Ajax, if you’re not early, you’re late. We have a long history of completing even the most demanding and complex jobs ahead of schedule.

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On every project, at every step, we quality test the concrete materials and the mix to ensure results to the precise specifications.

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Ajax Paving is very proud to have pre-qualification and licensing across the U.S. as a prime contractor or subcontractor.

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Our team of long-term crews, project managers, engineers, and other professionals at the top of their fields allow every project to reach its full potential.

Industry Recognitions for Concrete Construction in Michigan

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Award of Excellence
Arauco Grayling Plant, Grayling

Award of Excellence
I-75 Rouge Rover, Detroit-Downriver Connection I-75 over the Rouge River, City of Detroit, Wayne County

Award of Excellence 
I-75 Modernization Project Segment 1 Design-Build Interchange Reconstruction, Coolidge Road to South Blvd, Oakland County

Award of Excellence
M-53 from Red Run Drain to 18 Mile, Cities of Sterling Heights and Warren, Macomb County

Award of Excellence
Runway 4L/22R and Associated Taxiways, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Romulus, MI

Award of Excellence
GM Circle Track Reconstruction, GM Proving Ground, Milford, MI

The Right Mix. The Right Result.

Mobilized and calibrated to each project's unique specifications, our eight central mix batch plants ensure that concrete production runs with optimal speed, efficiency, and quality. After careful location assessment, plants are erected on-site or adjacent to the project and are staffed by crews rigorously trained in dry mix plant operation. The result is a consistent, in-spec, high-quality concrete mix delivered continuously to meet the demands of every job and deadline.

On Time. In Spec. On Budget.

Ajax has produced and placed over 14 million cubic yards of concrete on roadways, highways, and airport runways. For our clients, Ajax brings a powerful combination of proven expertise, assets, and innovation to every project.

From planning to material selection to build; our consultants bring valuable experience to any job. Ajax possesses a staff of veteran personnel, owns and operates numerous portable batch plants, and operates one of the newest fleets of concrete pavers capable of meeting every specification. Ajax has invested in the latest technology in stringless paving, load transfer inserting pavers, and control systems for our concrete plants.

Ajax has not only invested in the physical elements but is developing the next generation of industry leadership. All that, and more, has made Ajax Paving a leader in the industry, delivering results on the country's largest and most challenging concrete projects in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, South Carolina, New Mexico, Tennessee, Florida, and beyond.
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