This project involved the widening of Oakland Boulevard to include 11 foot driving lanes, parking lanes, curb and gutter, a tree lawn, and sidewalk.
The existing alignment of the roadway was maintained, and the existing storm sewer was replaced. Environmental concerns during the design phase of the project included the potential disruption of habitats for the Indian Bat and Northern Long-eared Bat with the anticipated removal of several street trees from the project area. To avoid this concern, the project schedule was altered to forbid the cutting of trees during the months of April-September. Residential driveways remained open through the end of construction to minimize any negative impacts on the public.
Hull completely redesigned the storm sewer system to improve drainage as a part of the larger project. The previous storm sewer lacked the number of basins and pipe capacity to sufficiently drain the area. Hull designed the improvements utilizing Ohio Department of Transportation CDSS software for culvert design.
Jim Roberts, PE