2014 Field Projects Washington State

Project Description

  • The project title is “SR 539 – Lynden-Aldergrove Port of Entry Improvements”. It is a combined WSDOT and Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) project. The project length is 3000 ft and day time paving is expected.  The test sections will be at the two new lane construction areas on SR 539 adjacent to the border to Canada.
  • Contractor: Granite Construction
August 25-28, 2014

Project Map

Important Notices

  • Roller shipping – Shipping address: 9900 Guide Meridian Lynden, WA 98264; Contacts: Robert Rasmussen, Granite Construction (360-815-7525); ETA: Saturday August 23.
  • Staging area: 9900 Guide Meridian Lynden, WA 98264
  • Machine Setup and Trial Runs:  2-4 PM, Aug. 24, at the staging area
  • Training for Roller Operators: 4pM-5PM, Aug. 24, at the staging area
  • Onsite personnel – please bring a copy of the Field Summary Sheets

Open House

Date: Thursday, 8AM to noon, Aug. 28
Location: (tentative) WSDOT Maintenance Office in Bellingham
Open House online registration
Details and presentation files will be posted here when available

Weather Condition



Click the WeatherUnderground icon for near term weather forecast. 

Material Types

Asphalt – Base Course


  • IC roller 1 – Caterpillar
  • IC roller 2 – Hamm (Wirtgen Group)
Other Testing Equipment
  • LWD-a (Lightweight deflectometer for asphalt) (Kessler)
  • FWD (Falling weight deflectometer)  (WSDOT)
  • PAVE-IR (paver-mounted thermal bar) (Granite Construction)


  • Train contractors and DOT on intelligent compaction technologies
  • Study the relationship between IC and asphalt in-place densities

Meetings and Reports



  • DOT Host: Patrick Fuller, WSDOT,  (206) 941.0784, FULLEP@wsdot.wa.gov

  • For the IC demo activity, contact Dr. George Chang, The Transtec Group, (512) 451 6233, GKChang@TheTranstecGroup.com
  • For the paving and field site visit, contact Robert Rasmussen, Granite Construction (360-815-7525)
  • For the Open House activity, contact Patrick Fuller (206) 941.0784
← Back to all 2014 Field Projects