Hull & Associates through its’ company Jobes Henderson, was selected to perform final design of this important bikeway connector in Franklin County after the preliminary study was performed by another consultant. The project consisted of over 5,000 feet of bikeway and two significant bridge structures to connect to existing legs of the bikeway system.
Some of the major challenges included multiple hazardous materials sites, wetlands, and a low-head dam that conflicted with the proposed bridge, the interstate exit ramp, and many major utilities. Hull addressed each of these in a systematic and effective manner, keeping the project team looking toward the end result as the challenges were addressed. Multiple changes in alignment were required, and Hull was able to overcome each obstacle and challenge in a productive and proactive manner.
The end product was a cost-effective, efficient design that met every goal of the district and city for the project. The path opened in early 2014 and continues to provide beauty and enjoyment for the public.
Jim Roberts, PE