Local 18 At Work Across Ohio
Local 18 members are hard at work on projects throughout the state of Ohio. From bridges and roads, to factories and buildings, these are just a few projects showcasing how Local 18 builds Ohio.
Each year, Local 18 members work on as many as 1,000 projects throughout the state of Ohio. From bridges and roads, to factories and buildings, these are just a few projects showcasing how Local 18 builds Ohio.
The new Columbus Crew stadium will serve as the home for the Columbus Crew SC of Major League Soccer. It is being built in the Arena District of downtown Columbus, near Nationwide Boulevard and Neil Avenue. The stadium will seat 20,000 spectators and include 30 suites and 1,900 club seats. The new location will give spectators panoramic views of the downtown skyline to the east and a convenient location near many popular hotels, restaurants, and attractions.
A brand new Local 18 District 2 Union Hall and office space are being built in Toledo. The current Local 18 District 2 Union Hall is outdated, and the membership in District 2 has outgrown the size of the current Union Hall and its offices. The Local 18 executive board approved the construction of a brand new and more suitable building to be built on the property already owned by Local 18. Work began in October of 2019 and is scheduled to be completed by October of 2020. When the new Union Hall is completed, the old hall will be demolished and the parking lot will be expanded.
The I-480 Valley View bridges sit high above the Cuyahoga River Valley. They span 4,155 feet long and are used by 180,000 vehicles a day during peak travel times. This ODOT project will be replacing the bridge decks of the two existing bridges and also adding an additional bridge in between them. When completed, there will be three bridges – each carrying four lanes of traffic – 12 lanes in total carrying six lanes of traffic in each direction. The schedule calls for all three bridges to be carrying traffic by the fall of 2023, and all final cleanup complete by the middle of 2024.
This new bridge will cross the Scioto River, connecting downtown Dublin on the west side of the river to the Riverside Crossing Park on the east side for pedestrians and bicyclists. The bridge is 14 feet wide and 760 feet long, featuring an “S” shaped bridge deck with a radius of 500 feet. The deck passes through the “keyhole” of the main tower, which is 169 feet tall.
The Third Street Bridge over the Great Miami River in downtown Dayton is being widened to accommodate a center two-way left turn lane. Additionally, a 10-foot-wide northern sidewalk and a 17-foot-wide southern shared-use path will be added as part of the project. Both replace existing 8-foot sidewalks. The bridge was originally built in 1904. It underwent a major rehabilitation in 1949 and required emergency repairs in 2010 and 2011. Currently, the bridge carries about 11,700 vehicles a day, and the new bridge will have the capacity to carry 15,000 vehicles daily. The bridge is scheduled to reopen in fall 2021.
The Long Ridge Energy Project is being developed on a 1,600-acre site where the former Ormet Aluminum Plant was located in Hannibal. When completed, this power plant will produce 485-megawatts of power, all of which will be produced by clean natural gas. The project also paves the way for additional projects, including the Rail Transloading Project and the construction of a data center. Work will continue through 2020 and is on track to be completed in 2021.