KS Associates provided civil engineering services for the widening and reconstruction of Chestnut Ridge Road in the City of North Ridgeville. Phase 1 and 2a included a 0.64-mile portion of Chestnut Ridge Road between Bainbridge Road and the City’s eastern corporation line.
The purpose of the project was to improve east-west mobility by removing deficient pavement, widening the two-lane roadway, and adding four-foot shoulders for enhanced safety and drivability.
KS’s design called for maintaining traffic, eliminating the need for detour routes and providing continued access to businesses and residents during construction. KS submitted the final bid package for this $1.06 million project in only 12 weeks from authorization to proceed. The actual low bidder came in at $875,000 and construction began in 2012.
KS Associates used state-of-the-art 3D laser scanning technology to obtain precise information about existing conditions and physical features along Chestnut Ridge Road. Laser scanning captures an enormous level of detail and generates a photo-realistic representation of the route for beneficial use during design and construction.
KS was also selected to provide engineering services for the final phase of the project — a 1,880 LF portion of Chestnut Ridge Road, east of Lear Road to the City's eastern corporation line.
According to City of North Ridgeville Mayor David Gillock, “North Ridgeville is one of the fastest growing suburbs in Northeast Ohio. Roadway improvement projects such as this help to maintain a great quality of life, and place our community in a good position to attract new residents and businesses.”
The project was funded through Ohio Public Works Commission financing.