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Detroit Entertainment and Event Center Temp. Roads

Detroit, MI

The Detroit Entertainment and Event Center is better known as the future home of the Detroit Red Wings.


This project involved creating a stable work surface for the erection of steel for the arena.

The work included removal of any unsuitable soils and the placement of an 8 ounce non woven fabric on to the existing soils.  On top of this fabric a layer of geogrid was placed prior to the placement of 1’ of 1X3 crushed concrete.  This crushed concrete then had layer of georgrid placed on top prior to 1’ of 21AA crushed concrete.  In all a 2’ section was created on the event level to provide a solid working surface.


Due to limited access for gravel trains to the event level portions of the new material was hauled to the bottom in rock trucks for placement. 


This working surface will be in place until the slab on grade is placed.

Fast Facts

Project Name:       Detroit Entertainment and Event                                 Center Temporary Roads

Location:               Detroit, Michigan

Owner/Client:        Olympia Entertainment and Event                               Center LLC

Engineer:              HOK/Giffels Webster


  • 8,800 tons of 1X3 Crushed Concrete

  • 8,200 tons of 21AA Crushed Concrete

  • 28,000 syd of Non-Woven Fabric

  • 28,000 syd of Geogrid


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