DOT Approval with PermaTrak Concrete Boardwalk System
During conversations with designers working on trail projects, pedestrian bridges or commercial boardwalks, often the question comes up about whether PermaTrak can be approved for use by the state's Department of Transportation (DOT).
With a background in precast concrete bridges used for publicly funded projects, our PermaTrak team is familiar with the arrangements different states have related to approved product listings (APL) or similar.
Specifying PermaTrak on DOT-funded projects or projects requiring DOT approval
- Farmington Canal Heritage Trail (Connecticut)
- Upper Tampa Bay Trail Phase IV (Florida) (see more below)
- Norwottuck Rail Trail in Hadley (Massachusetts)
- Erie Canal Towpath Community Connector (New York)
- Cedar Trails Greenway in Winston-Salem (North Carolina)
- Smith & Sanford Creek Greenway Pedestrian Bridges (North Carolina)
- Panther Creek Greenway (North Carolina)
- White Oak Greenway (North Carolina)
- Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge (Virginia)
- Janesville Town Square (Wisconsin)
Our PermaTrak engineering team is also currently working with CTDOT on multiple projects where the design team is looking to specify PermaTrak directly, as a reinforced concrete boardwalk fits the needs and wants of the agency.
DOT Approval Case Study: Upper Tampa Bay Trail Phase IV (FDOT)
Construction Drawing Samples
Below are a couple pages of construction drawing examples prepared by PermaTrak's engineering team for Cardno TBE as well as finished photos from the project.
Specifying PermaTrak for a DOT project or project requiring DOT approval is absolutely possible - it really comes down to determining what is desired (what the owner wants) and then designing the boardwalk system and technical specifications to meet that requirement.
Call me directly at (980) 229-3036 or send me a note if you have any related questions - I'm happy to help.