Wolfpen/Pleasant Hill Road Safety Improvements
Clermont County, Ohio
Clermont County, Ohio made the $3 million Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill safety improvements along approximately 2,200 ft of the roadway to correct safety issues.
Clermont County, Ohio made the $3 million Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill safety improvements along approximately 2,200 ft of the roadway to correct safety issues related to steep grades, sub-standard horizontal curves, narrow lanes and shoulders, and inadequate drainage. The road was realigned, new retaining walls were built, and drainage improvements were made to reduce water build-up and related icing issues that had occurred during the winter months.
The design consisted of improved lane and shoulder widths, smoother/super-elevated horizontal curves, a combination of open and closed drainage systems, and retaining walls. The existing roadway was benched into the hillside with steep uphill and downhill slopes on either side of the road with private driveway connections, creating the need for over 1,000’ of retaining walls in conjunction with the proposed widening. Minimizing stream impacts was also a vital element of the design.