Chaffee Road Over I-1
Owner: Florida DOT
General Contractor: Hubbard Construction Company
An earth retaining wall system was required along the west side of Chaffee Road in Orlando, Florida to stage the traffic and allow construction of a new, wider bridge over I-10. Two earth retention walls were required, one 120 foot long wall on the north side of I-10 and another 400 foot long wall on the south side. Both walls had a maximum height of 25 feet. The original contract drawings showed steel sheetpiling . Installation of the sheet piles would have been very difficult due to dense soils at the site. Schnabel Foundation Company designed and built an alternate design that replaced the steel sheet piling and instead used steel soldier beams, wood lagging, walers, and tiebacks. This alternate design saved time and money, which were critical to the overall completion of the project.