Transportation Projects

First Roundabout in Richland County History Middle Bellville Road Improvements
KEM designed this $4,400,000 dollar safety improvement project for Middle Bellville Road in the City of Mansfield. This project included significant safety upgrades such as sight distance improvements, intersection improvements, signal upgrades, and a modern roundabout at Straub Rd.
Harrington Memorial Road Improvements Harrington Memorial Road Improvements
KEM provided engineering design, construction administration and project inspection services for the 1.5-mile reconstruction of Harrington Road, leading to the Mansfield-Lahm Airport. This $2,000,000 local project included funds from the Ohio Public Works Commission, the Ohio Air National Guard, and the City of Mansfield.
RIC-97-6.07– SR 97 Widening RIC-97-6.07– SR 97 Widening
KEM is currently completing highway design and right of way plans for the widening of S.R. 97 in the Village of Bellville for ODOT, District 3. The estimated $2,200,000 project includes widening the road to three lanes with asphalt pavement and combination curb and gutter. The project also consists of installation of a storm sewer system, and radius improvements to intersecting streets and IR-71 ramps. Driveways were reconfigured utilizing access management techniques and the Kochheiser Road intersection was realigned to a significantly safer perpendicular intersection. KEM also coordinated public involvement, environmental work, and utility coordination.

Colorado Avenue Improvements Colorado Avenue Improvements
KEM completed highway design and right of way acquisition services for this 1.5 mile urban roadway improvement in the City of Lorain under the ODOT traditional review process and provided construction administration and inspection services under the LPA process with Lorain County Engineer as sponsor agency.
Stumbo Road Extension Stumbo Road Extension
KEM provided construction management services, as well as the right of way acquisition and engineering design, for the new construction of approximately 0.5 mile of two-lane roadway through an undeveloped area. This project included storm sewers, a large culvert, water line extension, a retaining wall, curb and gutter, and sidewalks.
SR 611-5.66 Improvements SR 611-5.66 Improvements
KEM completed design services for this project under the ODOT Local Let Process. The Lorain County Engineer was the sponsor agency for 2.86-miles of roadway widening in the Village of Sheffield. This $5,000,000 project included widening the roadway to three lanes, improvements to the storm sewer system, three signalized intersections and the construction of approximately one mile of bike trail as an extension of the Lorain County Metro Parks.
RIC CR 320-0.00 (O'Possum Run Road) RIC CR 320-0.00 (O'Possum Run Road)
KEM completed design services for the reconstruction and widening of O'Possum Run Road, which included relocation of the existing intersection with State Route 13. This $1,100,000 project was identified as a safety improvement project as it provided improved sight distance. KEM's services included preliminary and final design, field survey, right of way plans and right of way acquisition.
West River Road West River Road
KEM completed design services for 1.2 miles of roadway repair and 1.3 miles of roadway widening on West River Road near the Midway Mall in Elyria, Ohio. The $3,000,000 construction project included spot replacement of over 10,000 SY of full depth concrete and 6,500 feet of combination curb and gutter on the 5-lane section of roadway in a highly traveled, commercial section of Elyria. The widened section of the project consisted of relocating existing ditch lines to accommodate the addition of 4' paved shoulders on both sides of the asphalt roadway. Catch basins and storm sewer conduits were designed to collect sheet flow and provide positive drainage for the uncurbed, residential area of the project. Drive aprons and sidewalks were replaced throughout the project, while 41 ADA compliant curb ramps were designed at intersections. 1,500 feet of sanitary sewer relocation was designed by KEM and replaced at 100% local funding while being incorporated into the LPA project construction plans. Utilizing O DOT Safety Funds, the traffic signal at Midway Blvd. was reconstructed and new traffic patterns were established. KEM provided field survey and R/W acquisition services to obtain permanent R/W from commercial properties for the installation of traffic signal poles.

Bellville Streetscape Bellville Streetscape
KEM was selected to prepare design plans for the streetscape improvement project in the downtown area of Bellville. The $420,000 project was programmed as an ODOT LPA Local Let project and is funded through Transportation Enhancement and OPWC funds. The project consists of installing decorative lighting, stamped concrete/paver bricks, new trees, and ADA compliant curb ramps. The project also included a new storm system and new curbing. KEM services included field survey, preliminary and final design along with coordinating and implementing the Village Beautification Committee's recommendations into the final construction plans.

US 250/Strub Rd Intersection Realignment US 250 / Strub Road Intersection Realignment
KEM was selected by ODOT, District 3 to complete construction and right of way plans for this ODOT Safety Fund intersection project, just south of Sandusky. The $1,700,000 construction project included realigning Strub Rd. at US-250 using a series of superelevated curves. US-250 was widened on one side in order to provide 12' widths for all lanes on the highly traveled, 5-lane road that is the main route for travelers journeying to Cedar Point. Using Access Management techniques, commercial driveways were relocated and/or removed throughout the project. The traffic signal was replaced and designed utilizing video detection and lanes were reconfigured to more safely route traffic approaching and traveling through the intersection.

KEM worked closely with ODOT to reduce right of way impacts in the highly commercialized and developed area. The project team met with individual property and business owners during the design process to inform them of the project and the potential impacts to their property. KEM services included preliminary engineering, field survey, final design and right of way plan development.

Oberlin Ave. Oberlin Ave.
KEM provided roadway design services for the 1.64 mile rehabilitation of a 2 and 3 lane roadway in the City of Lorain. Working for the Lorain County Engineer's Office and coordinating work with the City of Lorain on this $1,300,000 LPA project, KEM designed curb ramp upgrades for full ADA compliance, reviewed drainage structures for reconstruction, and upgraded the existing driving surface with a surface course overlay. Full curb replacement and all drive aprons were replaced as part of the design. KEM also coordinated the merger of the roadway project (Part 2A) and a $4,400,000 city waterline replacement project (Part 2B) with the City of Lorain, ODOT, and Lorain County Engineer's Office.

LOR-301-7.25 – SR 301 Widening LOR-301-7.25 – SR 301 Widening
KEM provided roadway design services for the 1.64 mile rehabilitation of a 2 and 3 lane roadway in the City of Lorain. Working for the Lorain County Engineer's Office and coordinating work with the City of Lorain on this $1,300,000 LPA project, KEM designed curb ramp upgrades for full ADA compliance, reviewed drainage structures for reconstruction, and upgraded the existing driving surface with a surface course overlay. Full curb replacement and all drive aprons were replaced as part of the design. KEM also coordinated the merger of the roadway project (Part 2A) and a $4,400,000 city waterline replacement project (Part 2B) with the City of Lorain, ODOT, and Lorain County Engineer's Office.

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