The Goldsboro Bypass is a 20-mile bypass of the city of Goldsboro, North Carolina. Also known as Highway 44 (NC 44), it will connect to US Highway 70 (US 70), one of the major east-west corridors traversing eastern North Carolina. Construction started in 2008, and the first phase opened in December 2011. The bypass includes a number of structures to cross roads, rivers and streams.
A total of 32 expansion joints are being supplied by mageba to accommodate the movement demands of six highway bridges. With longitudinal movements limited to just 2.8 inches (70 mm), single gap joints were preferred in order to maximize durability and minimize maintenance and renewal requirements. The TENSA-FORCE RG10 type joints were selected to meet the specific needs of the North Carolina DOT. These joints are commonly being used in the area to replace existi ng compression seal joints which have shown major deteriorati on over the years.
TENSA®FORCE expansion Joints, 2.8” movements
Goldsboro, North Carolina
S. T. Wooten