A spur from the CSX Railroad was crossing State Route (SR) 309 at-grade. Train traffic coupled with hundreds of freight trucks entering and exiting the nearby intermodal center daily caused traffic delays, and separated residents and businesses from emergency services. After developing a feasibility study, Mead & Hunt worked with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), the public, and project stakeholders to determine the preferred alternative of a grade separation with slight realignment would be designed.
The public was concerned about impacts to traffic and property owners during construction. Using 3D modeling technology, we quickly assessed multiple maintenance of traffic alternatives to find a solution that would limit impacts and save $3.2 million in construction costs. Using state-of-the-art survey equipment, we found an underground gas line that would cost the state over a million dollars to relocate. We used our 3D modeling capabilities to find a way to avoid the relocation altogether. This award-winning project was a truly collaborative effort between Mead & Hunt, ODOT and the communities we serve.