The Akron Spillways Improvement project consists of repairing miscellaneous structural deficiencies at various spillways, dikes, and dams at City of Akron Water Plant source intake structures. The locations are as follows: Mogadore Reservoir in Brimfield, Ohio, Lake Rockwell Dam in Kent, Ohio, Ladue Reservoir in Burton, Ohio and East Branch Reservoir in Middlefield, Ohio. The scope of work encompasses control joint sealing, concrete sealer, epoxy injection of cracks, alteration to an existing roadway, underdrain installation, concrete repairs to walls, pillars, bridge deck and rip raps.
The Akron Spillway project presents a few uncharacteristic issues that are not commonly encountered. One of our largest tasks is the removal and replacement of the concrete rip raps from the edge of the lake at both Mogadore Reservoir and East Branch Reservoir. The concrete rip raps are 4' x 5' at 6" thick blocks of concrete laid in a checker board fashion on a 45 degree angle to help prevent erosion to the shore line. Another tough task is the concrete wall repair at the wing walls of the Lake Rockwell Reservoir Dam. The scope of work for the wing wall repairs consist of removing and repairing 750 SF of concrete, 15'-20' above the dam's crest and river. We will hang a man basket over the edge to provide a working surface for our field person to perform this work.