Highway 78

Highway 78 Concrete Rehabilitation (Desoto County, MS)

In November 2010 Lehman-Roberts Co. was awarded a project for reconstruction of a 15-mile section of U.S. Highway 78, a four-lane divided highway in Desoto and Marshall Counties, Mississippi. The reconstruction of this section of highway, stretching from the Coldwater River Bridge to the West Holly Springs exit, will involve rubblization of existing concrete, concrete removal, and the overlaying of the road with interstate-worthy asphalt.   Asphalt will be manufactured at our new Plant #10 located in Byhalia, MS.

The purpose of this project is to modify Highway 78 to meet federal interstate standards with the goal of eventually converting Hwy 78 into I-22.  Lehman-Roberts Co.’s vast and dependable network of contractors enabled us to hire a total of seventeen sub-contractors to accommodate the scope of this particular job. Subcontracting work includes clearing and grubbing, running fiber-optic cable and guard rail, positioning ITS messaging boards, laying soil cement and shoulder gravel, drainage work, utility, pipe and inlet construction, striping, signage, concrete removal and rubblization.

Completion of the Highway 78 project is expected by December of 2013.  It is estimated that 393,000 tons of asphalt will be placed on this job.