16-Mile Portsmouth Bypass – Portsmouth Joint Venture – Portsmouth, Ohio

STONE was retained to assist with the Environmental Compliance for the approximate 3-year construction period for the realignment of the 16-mile long highway bypass around the City of Portsmouth. This is the first public-private partnership agreement for the ODOT, with an overall cost of $500 Million. STONE developed the Environmental Consultation Management Plan (ECMP) and the related list of environmental commitments for the project, incorporating a 10-year process of project resource and impact evaluation for the highway corridor. STONE also prepared and provided on-line video training for those working on the project so that environmental commitments were clearly understood by both designers and construction workers.

For the past two years STONE has been involved with the project on a daily basis, providing assistance during construction for any permitting or environmental compliance questions. We also are responsible for daily review and uploading of environmental site reports, monthly project compliance site visits, monthly progress reporting and environmental compliance documentation review, quarterly meetings with Ohio DOT, and environmental clearance for new waste/borrow areas.

“STONE performed the ecological survey, environmental sites assessment, wetland delineation, waterway permit for 20 culverts throughout Monroe and Washington Counties. They also prepared the environmental document. We got praises from Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Office of Environmental Services (OES) about their performance. They were a pleasure to work with and were always very responsive.”