Virginia I-85 Rest Stop


Date: 1997

Duration: 7 Days


Virginia Department of Transportation replaced 60 old wooden poles with new aluminum poles.  Lighting Foundation anchors/piles were specified as an alternate to concrete piles.  A soil probe was done and it was determined that on the 30′ poles with one arm to use a 6″ x 5′ foundation anchor and on the two arm poles to use a 6″ x 7′ foundation anchor.

Project Summary:

  • Helical Pile Type: Lighting Foundation Anchors/Piles
  • # of Helical Piles: 60
  • Location: Dinwiddie, VA 23841
  • Installation Depth: 5′
  • Challenge/Unique Aspect: busy rest stop
  • Engineer/Architect: VDOT