Geogrids cited for roads, bridges to improve safety and reduce road congestion.

Tensar International announced in an April 16 press release that construction has commenced on one of the largest highway projects in Ohio—including $3 million to construct MSE (mechanically stabilized earth) retaining walls.

When complete, 30 precast panel retaining walls will be built, totaling more than 200,000 square feet, “making it one of the largest projects in Tensar’s uniaxial geogrid product line history,” the release stated.

The full scope of the Ohio highway project is to construct 22 new bridges, improve safety, reduce road congestion, and connect neighborhoods in Columbus, Ohio. A new travel lane will also be added on Interstate 670 to help reduce weaving across traffic lanes to exits. (Interstate 670 runs through downtown Columbus, connecting I-70 west of downtown with I-270 and U.S. 62 near the eastern suburb of Gahanna.)

The release noted that the first phase of the Columbus Crossroads project is slated for completion in 2014. Kokosing Construction is the contractor for the project.