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Hurricane Ridge Culvert Replacement

Port Angeles, Washington

Storm Drain


U.S Department of Interior, Olympic National Park


Bruch & Bruch Construction


February 01, 2009

Technical Description:

  • DuroMaxx® 260 LF of 42-in. dia. WT


Strong joints and unique depth of cover requirements made DuroMaxx an ideal option for the Hurricane Ridge Culvert Replacement in Port Angeles, Washington. There were limited options available to replace a failed 50 year old reinforced concrete pipe (RCP) culvert due to joint infiltration and a 48-ft. height of cover requirement. The resulting infiltration caused road washout.

The emergency contract was awarded to Bruch & Bruch Construction to replace 260 of existing 42 -in. RCP pipe. DuroMaxx steel reinforced polyethylene pipe was chosen for the job due to its joint performance and ability to carry fill. Steel reinforcing ribs provide a strong core for DuroMaxx and high-density polyethylene resin provides long-lasting durability at deeper fill heights.

The project was a tremendous success. In approximately 2 weeks, Bruch & Bruch Construction was able to pull the failed RCP culvert, clean out the existing fill and replace with a superior product with greatly improved joints. The method was conventional cut and cover.

The installation went very well from start to end. I am happy with Contech’s service and their responsiveness regarding the various pipe sizes and materials proposed at the beginning of this project. I also really liked the DuroMaxx product, said Sean Coleman of Bruch and Bruch Construction.


Technical Description:

  • DuroMaxx® 260 LF of 42-in. dia. WT



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