Nov 19, 2015 FCC-OSPE Luncheon

Date: Thursday November 19, 2015

Place: La Scala Restaurant

4199 W. Dublin Granville Rd., Dublin, OH

Time: Registration: 11:30 am, Lunch: 11:50 am, Speaker: 12:00 pm, Closing Remarks: 1:00 pm

Cost: Members: $20.00 & Non-Members: $30.00.

Registration: CLICK HERE

TOPIC: I-270/US 33 Interchange

 The reconstruction of the I-270/US 33 interchange was identified as an intermediate project in the I-270/US 33 Northwest Freeway Study (NFS), completed by the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) and the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) in 2006.  Eight conceptual alternatives were developed and studied to improve traffic operations, promote economic growth and eliminate hazardous crash areas while minimizing environmental and right-of-way impacts.  The interchange improvements will be constructed in phases, with Phase 1 construction under way and Phase 2 construction approximately 15 years after completion of Phase 1. 

Project highlights include:

  • Accelerated design schedule – Selection of preferred alternative to final tracings in 14 months
  • First project to use the Highway Safety Manual’s Freeway and Interchange crash prediction methodologies to evaluate safety performance
  • Phased construction approach
  • Widening US 33 from two lanes to four lanes in each direction for approximately two miles
  • Realignment and reconstruction of seven ramps
  • Eight new bridges and three widened bridges
  • Eight new retaining walls
  • Aesthetic enhancements 

Presenter: Andy Wolpert

Andy Wolpert is a senior technologist in CH2M’S Columbus office.  Andy received his BCSE from Ohio Northern University and his MSCE from The Ohio State University.  Andy recently served as a roadway segment lead on the $200M I-71/I-670 Design Build in Columbus and currently serves as PM for the I-270/US 33 Interchange project.

Andy is a lifelong Cleveland sports fan… his one wish before he dies is to witness a professional sports team from Cleveland win a championship!

Presenter: Drew Griesdorn

Drew Griesdorn graduated from the Ohio State University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering.  Following graduation, he was hired as an EIT with the Ohio Department of Transportation and spent his first six years with the Department at Central Office in the Office of Maintenance Administration. In the Spring of 2012, he joined the District 6 Construction Department as the Design-Build Coordinator on the 71/670 Columbus Crossroads project and currently is the project engineer on the 270/33 InterCHANGE project in Dublin.

. A certificate for 1 hour of Professional Development for attending the program will be emailed to you after the luncheon