Foundations Keeping the Lights on in Ohio

Foundations Keeping the Lights on in Ohio   Editor: Allison Braswell  A substantial portion of Interstate 75 near Dayton, OH has been undergoing major improvements to meet new and improved safety standards. The construction of new roadways and overpasses has created a need for changes to surrounding overhead power lines. Sufficient ground clearance between power lines and the highway is necessary to allow the tallest vehicles to pass without danger. If these line ... Read more

ICE® 50B is Worth Its Salt

Editor: Debbie Reaney Just offshore of Cleveland, Ohio, over 1,800 ft below Lake Erie, lies an incredible feat of engineering.  The Cargill's Salt Mines are 12 square miles of tunnels which provide 4 million tons of rock salt during the winter months.  Ohio is the 5th largest producer of rock salt in the country, with the Cleveland mine producing the most in the state. Once the salt is mined from below the lake, it is brought up to factories where it is processed on c ... Read more

Repairing Eroded Retaining Walls in Ohio 

Editor: Ashley Steele  The retaining wall on Madison Avenue in Lake County, Ohio was a victim of erosion and sinkage.  The guardrail, curb, and even a portion of the roadway had sunk into the sloped embankment that dropped off into the Grand River below.  The road was closed for public safety on April 17, 2020.  During this time, the more than 20,000 residents of Painesville Township had to re-route their daily routines.  In order to re-open the ... Read more