Hull & Associates through its’ Jobes Henderson company closely collaborated with the City of Cambridge for the North 8th Street Reconstruction Project that included the widening and reconstruction of approximately 0.99 miles of North 8th Street from Wheeling Ave to Edgeworth Ave.
This project was one of a series completed by the city with the support of Ohio Department Of Transportation, Ohio Public Works Commission, and Community Development Block Grants. This project also provided better access to the park and connected to other completed or proposed projects within the City including: U.S. 22 paving and National road streetscape, Brookside Ave road reconstruction, GUE-8th St road reconstruction, Wills Creek Valley Dr reconstruction, and Cambridge Creek Crossing trail.
The 8th Street project was constructed inside the existing road right-of-way. The project widened the roadway to better accommodate street parking. New storm sewer, curb and gutter, sidewalk, and carriage walks and steps were constructed.
A public involvement meeting was held to discuss the overall project and construction phasing. This meeting was very beneficial to the project and allowed Hull to accommodate the access needs of specific residents in the construction plans. Knowledge of these needs early in the process helped to make construction go more smoothly for the residents and the city.
The project was broken into two phases, allowing the contractor to close the road during each phase of construction. This approach kept the project moving forward and gave the contractor a staging area along a tight residential roadway. The city performed the Construction Administration in-house, and Hull was available as needed to answer questions and/or attend meetings throughout the project duration.
Jim Roberts, PE