ODOT Southern Ohio Veterans Memorial Hwy.

ODOT Southern Ohio Veterans Memorial Hwy., Scioto County, Ohio


Scioto County, Ohio

Project Highlights
  • P3 contract was delivered as a Design-Build-Finance-Operate-Maintain (DBFOM)
  • Integrated joint venture partner
  • Co-located project management team
  • 16-miles of new four lane divided highway
  • Beaver self-performed the project's 20 million cy of mass excavation and the construction of 21 bridge structures, 80 major culverts, and five major interchanges
  • 330,000 sf of mechanically-stabilized earth (MSE) walls
  • Concrete bridge beams exceeding 175-feet in length
  • ConSpan precast concrete arch for vehicular traffic
  • 66,000 lf of surface drainage pipe
  • 4 million lf of wick drains
  • 1 million sy of asphalt pavement
  • Innovative pavement design included a 3' thick shot rock road base
  • 5-year construction schedule completed in just over 3 1/2 years
  • Over 500 craft personnel at peak production
  • 350 major pieces of production equipment
  • 3 dedicated project Safety Supervisors
  • Engineering News Record - Midwest Best Highway Projects Award Winner 11-18-19
  • 2020 ACEC Ohio Engineering Excellence Project of the Year
  • ASHE Great Lakes Region 2018 Outstanding Highway Project
  • No. 4 - Roads & Bridges Top 10 Roads of 2017
  • Excellence in Dispute Avoidance & Resolution Award - Category 3 (project over $250 million)
Project Description

Completed in December of 2018, The Southern Ohio Veterans Memorial Highway was the largest construction contract that the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) had ever procured and the first Public-Private-Partnership (P3) in Ohio. With a construction and design value in excess of $430 million, the project’s 20 million cy of excavation ranked it as the largest earthwork project in ODOT history. The project consists of over 16-miles of new four lane divided highway which provides a link from U.S. 23 near Lucasville to U.S. 52 at Wheelersburg.

The bypass allows for safe and efficient travel around the city of Portsmouth while improving regional mobility and playing an important role in future economic development. Beaver completed all mass excavation, major drainage, and bridge construction activities over the 3½ year project. Drainage elements included over 80 major stream-carrying culverts along with over 66,000 lf of surface drainage pipe and associated drainage structures. Construction of the 21 bridges required over 330,000 sf of mechanically-stabilized earth (MSE) walls, 16 structures with precast concrete beams and five structures with steel plate girders. Construction of the project’s five major interchanges included connections at U.S. 23 and U.S. 52 in Scioto County.