Hull & Assocaites through its’ company Jobes Henderson spearheaded this project that encompassed the widening of a collector street in a highly developed portion of Newark, Ohio.
The new roadway meets current Ohio Department Of Transportation design standards, widens the roadway and shoulders for safety, adds turn lanes where needed, and significantly improved drainage.
Most importantly, the improvements were accomplished utilizing reclamation and recycling of the existing asphalt. The process used for the asphalt recycling on this project is being used for the Statewide ODOT standard specification. Hull managed the full PDP and environmental process.
The finished project developed by Hull is a well-designed safety upgrade with minimized construction and design costs and right-of-way impacts.
Hull completed a topographic field survey for main alignment of side roads. The survey consisted of drainage, pavement survey at 50’ intervals, utility survey, bridge/culvert survey and driveway profiles. Benchmarks were set at 500’ intervals along the main alignment.
At the intersection of University Drive, the profile of Country Club Drive was lowered to provide improved siteline distance. New right-of-way was acquired, but the Hull design minimized the impact of this on abutting property owners. A significant amount of the roadway abuts The Newark Campus of The Ohio State University and Central Ohio Technical College, and Hull worked closely with the campus staff to ensure a solution that worked for them.
Upon completion in 2013, this project received an Honor Award from the Ohio Chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies.
Jim Roberts, PE