Project Description

Ever since its invention, Reinforced Earth® has been used in the construction of road structures, motorways and bridge abutments, which often means cutting through uneven terrain and working with poor soil conditions and rocky or unstable slopes.

The Reinforced Earth® technology stabilizes the lay-out for the different structures, especially by creating retaining structures, stable embankments and walls. The system has therefore been widely used over the last 50 years for the construction of roads and motorways in urban, suburban, hydraulic and mountainous environments.

Reinforced Earth® was first used to build single-tier or multi-tier retaining walls alongside roads.

It is also used in many other types of applications for road structures:

  • Viaduct access ramps,
  • Complex multi-level interchanges,
  • Structures on uneven terrain,
  • Road widening,
  • Bridge abutments.
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Benefits

Effective and efficient

Effective and efficient

Reinforced Earth® walls and bridge abutments are popular for a reason. The short construction time, the minimal disruption of traffic and the geometrical flexibility make Reinforced Earth® a sensible choice for owners and engineering consultants.

Visually attractive

Visually attractive

Reinforced Earth® walls along highways and local roads frequently include standard or customized architectural finishes, adding beauty to functionality. Our panels offer endless possibilities to create safe, durable, but also visually attractive structures.

Cost saving

Cost saving

Integral Reinforced Earth® bridge abutments eliminate the need to use bearings and structural expansion joints, thus considerably reducing the operating and maintenance costs of structures.