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KS Completes Design for Gordon Park Bike Trail and Revetment, Cleveland, Ohio

KS Surveys Chestnut Ridge Road

February 17, 2014 – KS Associates has completed design and is providing construction-phase services for the Gordon Park Bike Trail and Revetment Repair Project in the City of Cleveland. The goal of the project is to repair approximately 1,200 feet of the park’s shoreline along Lake Erie that was damaged by erosion and the severe weather effects of Superstorm Sandy. KS is providing services under a design-build contract with Huffman Equipment Rental and Contracting. The project is scheduled for completion in the spring of 2014.

The design by KS’s Coastal Engineering Group calls for repairing approximately 410 feet of armor stone revetment that will absorb the energy of incoming waves to protect the shoreline; replacing 240 feet of damaged concrete bike trail, allowing for safe and easy access to the shoreline and recreational areas of the park; repairing concrete slabs to improve areas primarily used for fishing; and installing new aluminum handrails. KS also provided surveying services for the project and assisted the client with obtaining the necessary permitting for construction.

According to Lynn S. Miggins, P.E., President of KS Associates, “Gordon Park is an important public space for the City of Cleveland, particularly for east-side residents. KS is helping to restore the park’s amenities after it took a beating from Superstorm Sandy. This project exemplifies the importance of a civil engineer’s role in maintaining lakefront infrastructure.”

The project is being administered by the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission on behalf of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

The project is being funded in part by a disaster relief fund from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  

About Gordon Park
Gordon Park is a 122-acre outdoor recreation area bordering Lake Erie on the eastern side of East 72nd Street in the City of Cleveland. The park was donated to the city by a local developer William J. Gordon in 1893. A popular destination for birders, the park is an Audubon Important Birding Area, providing excellent viewing of a large number of diverse and rare gulls and ducks. The armored coastline and onshore fishing platforms provide excellent fishing opportunities.

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