Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission Awards Bridge Design & Inspection Contract to Civil Engineering Firm KS Associates, Inc.

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KS Associates, Inc., a civil engineering and surveying firm located in Elyria, Ohio, has signed an $84,000 contract with the Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission to provide design and inspection services for 14 bridges over I80/I90 in Fulton and Lucas Counties, Ohio.

KS Bridge Inspection

A KS engineer uses an ultrasonic gauge to measure the depth and thickness of the River Road Bridge (Ohio Turnpike MP 62.8) - just one of numerous field inspection tasks required when performing thorough bridge condition analyses.

KS Associates is working hard to identify cost-effective maintenance and repair alternatives, helping the Commission continue to achieve its goal of providing safe and efficient travel experiences for its customers. - KS President Lynn S. Miggins, P.E.

KS Associates, Inc., a civil engineering and surveying firm located in Elyria, Ohio, has been selected by the Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission (“Commission”) to provide design and inspection services for 14 bridges over I-80/I-90 in Fulton and Lucas Counties. The $84,000 engineering contract commenced in June 2013. When construction is complete, the project will represent an estimated $2 million investment in one of the most convenient East/West routes in northern Ohio.

This bridge condition investigation project will be executed in two phases. Phase 1 is underway and calls for performing site inspections and load rating analyses to determine each bridge’s capacity and ability to meet current and future travel demands; identifying needs for structural maintenance and repair; developing recommendations for structural improvements; and providing design services for approved recommendations. Phase 2 calls for construction administration and construction inspection services.

According to Lynn S. Miggins, P.E., President of KS Associates, Inc., “This project is just one of several major infrastructure projects performed under the 2013 Capital Improvement Plan by the Commission this year. KS’s Transportation Group is working hard to identify cost-effective maintenance and repair alternatives, to minimize traffic disruption and to help the Commission continue to achieve its goal of providing a safe and efficient travel experience for Ohio Turnpike customers.”

KS Associates, Inc. specializes in inspection, load rating and design services for all types of bridges, including the 14 multi-span steel beam and concrete deck bridges under evaluation. KS Associates is also pre-qualified by the Ohio Department of Transportation to perform bridge inspection and design services at the highest attainable levels.

About KS Associates, Inc.:
KS Associates is a civil engineering and land surveying firm founded in 1987. The firm provides planning, design, bidding and construction phase services related to public infrastructure projects in the areas of transportation, potable water, waste water and storm water; site development engineering services for institutional, commercial and residential uses; coastal engineering services; land surveying and mapping services; and 3D laser scanning services. KS Associates is a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE). For more information visit: http://www.ksassociates.com/.

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