GOMACO World Index --- GOMACO World 40.1 - June 2012
C.M. Pancho Construction Company slipforms a new traffic lane for the Plaridel Bypass Road project in the Philippines.
C.M. Pancho Construction Company, based out of Quezon City, Philippines, recently purchased a new GOMACO GP-2400 two-track paver. They had previously owned a GOMACO GT-6300 and were ready to upgrade to a new machine in 2012.
They put their new GP-2400 to work immediately on the Plaridel Bypass Road project near the town of Bustos, Philippines. The project involves building a new six kilometer (3.7 mi) long, two-lane highway. In areas, the highway reaches up to four lanes wide.
The GP-2400 is slipforming the new roadway in paving passes 3.5 meters (11.5 ft) wide and 300 millimeters (11.8 in) thick. The paver is equipped with a left-hand sidebar inserter. It is inserting 16 millimeter (0.6 in) diameter bars that are 600 millimeters (23.6 in) long every 600 millimeters (23.6 in).
The new roadway is part of the country's Department of Public Works and Highways' plan to improve mobility and promote development. The new bypass will also help ease serious traffic congestion in the Bulacan province and improve accessibility to schools, hospitals, and markets for the people living in the province.