Monclova Township, Ohio
This new facility was constructed to allow easy access of equipment to I-475 and U.S. 23, the major expressways for which ODOT’s Lucas County Garage is responsible.
Designed and constructed under a design/build contract, the Ohio Department of Transportation’s new complex was developed on a suburban site near Monclova, Ohio. Totaling 52,000 SF, the complex includes truck storage and office space. Each building was designed to meet an accelerated schedule, with specific portions of the site ready before others, in order to have the facility operating in time for inclement weather.
Besides its relocation closer to major roadways, the new facility includes improved features over the former inner-city site. For instance, the truck-wash bay includes floor-mounted sprayers to hit vehicles’ undercarriages, and the water used to wash off salty road grime is piped into storage tanks for use in making salt brine to spray back onto the roads. Brine is used to treat pavement before storms to weaken its bond with ice, allowing the salt spread later to work quickly. The new facility’s brine-production equipment electronically monitors the mixture and is three times faster than the system at ODOT’s prior location.
The jdi group served as the Architect of Record on the project, and provided structural and full mechanical and electrical engineering services as well.
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