COLUMBUS - Landslides and rockslides are a common issue in parts of eastern and southern Ohio. The Ohio Department of Transportation will use $35 million in federal stimulus funding to complete dozens of projects aimed at catching these issues early or even preventing them in the first place.
When they occur, landslide and rockslide repairs can be very costly and, in many cases, take several months to complete. With few convenient detours available, getting around closed roads can often add a lot of time and distance to travel.
"ODOT is looking to prevent both landslides and rockslides from happening to avoid significant damage to our roadways,” said Governor Mike DeWine. "The use of these funds will help to keep our roadways safe for travelers in areas prone to landslides and rockslides.”
ODOT has identified nearly 40 locations in more than a dozen counties where slips and rockfalls are likely to occur in the near future. Among them is U.S. 33 southeast of Athens. A $3.3 million project will protect a section of the highway used by nearly 9,500 vehicles every day.
"Our highly skilled geotechnical engineers comb the state each day looking for potential hazards and their hard work on this effort is paying off - literally. Investing a little today on these projects will help avoid having to spend a lot tomorrow," said ODOT Director Jack Marchbanks.
The funding for these projects is part of the $333.4 million Ohio received from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act.
|10||ATH-33-18.48||Embankment landslide repair with digout and replace||$3,520,000|
|11||HAS-22-1.86||Slide repair by drilled shaft wall (spaced shafts or plug pile)||$425,700|
|11||BEL-26-3.75/3.91||Slide repair by drilled shaft wall 160'/75' (below wall)||$583,000|
|9||BRO-52-16.22||Drilling done; Survey Done||$1,620,684|
|11||BEL-250-4.49||Slide repair by drilled shaft wall - 150'||$299,200|
|10||MRG-60-21.20||Landslide impacting both lanes - drilled shaft wall||$770,000|
|11||BEL-147-0.07||Slide repair by excavation and rock buttress||$198,000|
|10||NOB-285-3.97||Landslide impacting one lane - drilled shaft wall||$531,300|
|11||BEL-149-8.00||Slide repair by wall(s) and drainage||$502,700|
|10||WAS-550-3.31||Landslide impacting one lane - sheet pile wall||$522,500|
|11||BEL-250-8.10||Slide repair by dumped rock or wall - 160'||$327,800|
|11||JEF-7-32.94||Rockfall - catchment cleanup and barrier (long)||$812,900|
|9||LAW-7-0.58||Drilling done; Survey Done||$1,421,521|
|10||MEG-33-9.36||Rockfall - drape, trim blasting||$2,860,000|
|11||BEL-149-1.80||Rockfall - catchment cleanup and barrier (long)||$702,900|
|11||JEF-213-18.16||Rockfall - catchment cleanup and barrier (short)||$173,800|
|9||LAW-378-6.7||Drilling done; Survey Done||$1,900,665|
|11||COL-7-2.95||Rockfall - catchment cleanup and barrier (short)||$264,000|
|10||MOE-78-24.46||Rockfall - drape, trim blasting||$1,870,000|
|11||HOL-514-4.50||Settlement repair by shallow undercut (24") and geoweb||$165,000|
|11||BEL-647-7.29||Slide repair by drilled shaft wall - 80'||$209,000|
|10||WAS-7-39.35||Rockfall - rock bolts and shotcrete||$2,125,000|
|11||HOL-62-15.03||Slide repair by drilled shaft wall - 350'||$640,200|
|9||LAW-7-1.62||Drilling done; Survey Done||$1,212,633|
|11||HAS-151-24.96||Slide repair by drilled shaft wall - 1280'||$1,885,400|
|10||MEG-681-4.95||Landslide impacting both lanes - drilled shaft wall||$1,320,000|
|11||BEL-147-25.00/25.13/28.39||Slide repair by drilled shaft wall||$836,000|
|10||MEG-681-5.51||Landslide impacting both lanes - drilled shaft wall||$1,210,000|
|10||GAL-218-10.26||Landslide impacting both lanes - drilled shaft wall||$715,000|
|10||MRG-376-12.33||Landslide impacting both lanes - drilled shaft wall||$1,093,800|
|10||MRG-555-15.6||Landslide impacting both lanes - drilled shaft wall||$1,093,800|