ODOT I-75 Major Reconstruction

ODOT I-75 Major Reconstruction, Lima, Ohio


Lima, Ohio

Project Highlights
  • $64 million construction
  • Saved over $580,000 with five Value Engineering Change Proposal solutions
  • 5.3 miles of phased mainline reconstruction of I-75
  • Self-performed all geotechnical and below-grade construction including drilled shafts and piling for bridge structures
  • 29,500 sf of mse walls
  • 400,000 cy of excavation and embankment
  • 30,000 cy of topsoil
  • 310,000 sy of cement stabilized subgrade
  • Cable-rail barrier protection system
  • Awarded the 2016 Quality in Construction (QIC) Award from the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA)
  • Awarded the 2017 Excellence in Dispute Avoidance and Resolution Award from the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF)
  • Nominated for the 2017 Don Conaway Partnering Award
Project Description

Beaver Excavating completed 5.3 miles of phased reconstruction of interstate 75 around the City of Lima including two major interchanges for the Ohio Department of Transportation.  Along with the project’s 400,000 cy’s of earthwork, the project included six mainline bridges over the Indiana & Ohio Railroad, Ohio State Route 65, and the Little Ottawa River and three local overpass structures including Breese Road, McClain Road, & Hanthorn Road — all completed one to nine months ahead of schedule. Beaver self-performed all geotechnical and below grade work including drilled shafts and piling for the project’s bridge structures.

Working with a team of over 35 subcontractors and suppliers on the project, Beaver also coordinated with over 18 utility owners for relocation, planning, phasing, and protection activities. Beaver also partnered with the Ohio State Highway Patrol to coordinate emergency response through the construction zones and moved mainline traffic into its final pattern one year ahead of schedule helping to minimize disruption to the traveling public.