The Ohio State University

Domestic Cold Water System Improvements, Columbus Ohio

The Ohio State University contracted Stone Environmental to prepare construction plans for an upgrade to its domestic cold water distribution system serving the east side of the Columbus campus. The project included the design and routing of a new 8-inch diameter cold water line that cuts through the Oval and into College Road, a major vehicle road through this campus.

As part of the water line replacement, ADA crosswalk improvements were designed at various locations along the waterline route along College Road. The ADA improvements included new alignments of the crosswalks, striping, curb ramps and detector pads, and other related upgrades.

Key challenges of this project were working around an extensive array of underground utilities including utility tunnels, keeping intact existing landscaping including mature trees, and developing a construction plan that addressed maintenance of traffic for both vehicles and pedestrians for a campus of over 50,000 students.