Erie County Venice Road Railroad - US 6 Grade Separation

The maintenance of traffic was a key issue to the City of Sandusky, Ohio Department of Transportation, emergency services, business owners and Cedar Point. All work phases had to be coordinated with these entities.  Due to the poor soil conditions, restrictions were in place as to daily and weekly embankment placement.  Earthwork progress was monitored through the use of piezometers and inclinometers.

The piezometers measured the pressure that was exerted on the existing soil from the load of the new embankments, while the inclinometers monitored the possibility of future slope failures.

Mosser Construction began the structure work in the winter and the bridge was completed in the spring.  The road alignments were completed and “tied-in” in sequence thereafter.  Each tie-in had only 30 calendar days for completion.

The project included:

  • 50,000 cy Earthwork
  • 20,000 cy Undercuts
  • 15,000 lf Underground Utilities
  • 22,000 lf Underdrains
  • 12,000 cy Asphalt Paving
  • 44,000 cy Aggregates
  • 1,000 cy Structural Concrete
  • 3,600 lf Piling
  • 9,000 sf MSE Walls
  • 9,900 lf New Roadway Align.
  • 1,000 cy Structural Concrete
  • 3,600 lf Piling
  • 9,000 sf MSE Walls
  • 9,900 lf New Roadway Align.

Awards & Recognition:

Don Conaway Partnering Award for Exceptional Partnering Achievements  awarded by ODOT & OCA (Ohio Contractor’s Association)

John L. Martin Partnered Project of the Year Award, Ruby Level  awarded by the International Partnering Institute

Location: Sandusky, Ohio