ODOT Selects Woolpert for Complex Culvert Projects

DAYTON, Ohio, Feb. 10, 2015 – Woolpert has been awarded a contract with the Ohio Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) District 6 to replace culverts on two major highways, including one of the most heavily traveled roadways in the Columbus area.

Woolpert is a national architecture, engineering and geospatial firm headquartered in Dayton.

Woolpert will provide culvert and retaining-wall design, hydraulic engineering, roadway tie-ins and safety upgrades for U.S. Route 23, between Lewis Center and the city of Delaware in Delaware County, and Ohio Route 423 in southern Marion County.

The larger and more complex of the two projects involves replacing 60-year-old culverts on U.S. 23, a major north-south roadway through Columbus that carries an average of 35,000 vehicles per day. To minimize the project’s impact on traffic, Woolpert will stage construction over five phases rather than the typical two and maintain four open lanes at all times on weekdays.

In addition, Woolpert’s plan must take into account the diagonal position of the 120-foot-long culvert in relation to the roadway.  This, in combination with the five phases of construction, will prevent the use of conventional precast concrete units and require a customized replacement culvert to be cast in place.

“We’re pleased to leverage our company’s experience and expertise to design and build a culvert replacement that achieves ODOT’s objectives without major disruptions to the traveling public,” said Ron Mattox, Woolpert project manager. “This project will give Woolpert the opportunity to implement a unique methodology of construction we’ve developed to address several levels of constraints.”

Another complexity with the U.S. 23 project involves the protection of surrounding properties. These include a structure owned by the Ohio Historical Society and listed on the National Register of Historic Places to the east of the site, and the Stratford Ecological Center to the west.

The second project, the replacement of the 60-foot-long culvert on U.S. 432 in Marion County, is less complex, although construction activity will be limited strictly to the right-of-way due to the bordering cemetery. The road will be closed for approximately 12 weeks during the course of the project.

Construction on the ODOT District 6 culvert replacement projects will begin in 2019.

About Woolpert

Woolpert, ranked by Engineering News-Record as a top national design firm, provides professional architecture, engineering and geospatial services to clients in public and private sectors. Founded in 1911, and with more than 600 professionals in 25 offices located throughout the U.S., Woolpert’s colla­borative and multidisciplinary approach is driven by great people, great clients and great projects. For more information on Woolpert, visit Woolpert.com. Woolpert Labs is a cross-functional group of industry leaders who are focused on discovering new uses for geospatial technology and practices to continue fueling advances in the industry. For more information, visit Woolpertlabs.com.




Review Article Be the first to review this article
Bentley:Be inspired

Featured Video
Jobs
Estimator / Bidder for Rulon International at Saint Augustine, FL
ECAD Designer - Data Connectivity for Delphi at Auburn Hills, MI
Mechanical Engineer II - Requisition ID 090445 for L3 Technologies at New York, NY
Upcoming Events
GI_Forum 2017 at Salzburg Austria - Jul 4 - 7, 2017
GBTA Convention at Boston Convention and Exhibition Center Massachusetts - Jul 15 - 19, 2017
ASCEND Conference & Expo at Oregon Convention Center 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Portland OR - Jul 19 - 21, 2017
SigGRAPH 2017 at Los Angeles CA - Jul 31 - 3, 2017
Graphisoft ARCHICAD  Download a 30-Day FREE trial
CADalog.com - Countless CAD add-ons, plug-ins and more.



Internet Business Systems © 2017 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
595 Millich Dr., Suite 216, Campbell, CA 95008
+1 (408)-337-6870 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation GISCafe - Geographical Information Services  MCADCafe - Mechanical Design and Engineering ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy Policy