The Ohio Street reconstruction is a Locally Administered Federal Aid Project sponsored by the City of Buffalo. The project transforms the present industrial Ohio Street corridor to an urban parkway including a 12 ft. wide multi-use path. Utility upgrades, porous pavement, recreation of historic bridge trusses, and new street lighting are key elements. The project is a central component in the connection of Buffalo’s Inner and Outer Harbors.
The project consists of full depth asphalt pavement reconstruction with new granite curb and underdrain system, new sidewalks (including stamped colored concrete and exposed aggregate), porous asphalt multi use path, storm & sanitary sewers, waterlines, streetlights, traffic & pedestrian signals, landscaping, pavement striping & signs (traffic, interpretive & wayfinding), soil erosion and sediment control (SPDES), work zone traffic control. Also, enhancements are being done on the Ohio Street CSX RR Bridge to accommodate the multi-use path with new HP lightweight concrete sidewalk and parapets. Coordination with utility owners such as National Grid, Verizon, National Fuel Gas and Time Warner Cable is of particular note, as the re-configuration of the corridor necessitated large-scale re-locations of utilities.
Watts is the prime consultant to the City providing construction inspection and administration services.