ODOT 130476 – ST RT 531 Ashtabula Ohio

Lake Erie had eroded this 1.5 mile stretch of the shoreline against ST RT 531 in Saybrook Township for many years. ODOT let the project in the fall of 2013 with an October 2014 completion. Over 50,000 tons of revetment stone had to be placed on the shoreline along with roadway widening, and 5000' of new storm sewer installation. The revetment stone was placed in production in January of 2014 after geological studies were performed and accepted. The site clearing began in March and the first load of revetment stone was delivered to the site in May. Final stone placement was completed in August. The roadway was reconstructed and open to the public in the middle of September.

Muskingum Watershed Conservacy District
Charles Mill Lake Shoreline Stabilization 2010

Situated in Richland and Ashland counties near Mansfield. We improved the lake shorelines to promote less erosion to help maintain maximum flood storage capacity, to protect the quality of the water and for a better wildlife habitat.

ODOT – 140435 – Indian Creek Stream Restoration – Cincinnati Ohio

ODOT District 8 let project 140435 in order to reconstruct .5 miles of Indian Creek that had been highly eroded with storm damage and was threatening the stability of US RT 27. The project consisted of 35,000 CY of excavation and embankment, toe wood bank protection, and 3000 tons of rip rap placement. With permitting getting held up and a tight deadline for ODOT to meet EPA requirements, the 4 month expected duration was squeezed down to 6 weeks. We were able to complete the project within 6 weeks and finished under budget. District 8 and Mark Haynes Construction, Inc. worked extremely well together to make the project a success.

Cleveland-Cuyahoga Port Authority CDF 12 – Cleveland Ohio

CDF 12, a confined disposal facility, developed to hold the dredged material from the Cuyahoga River, allow for dewatering and then potential reuse of the material. The notice to proceed was issued in April of 2015 and completion was May 25th. The project included 65,000 CY of wet sand and dirt to be dried and used as structural fill to build the containment berms. With multiple low ground pressure machines and a long reach excavator the project was completed and available for the dredged material to be offloaded in June.

Doan Brook Stream Enhancement – NEORSD Cleveland Ohio

The North East Ohio Regional Sewer District let the Doan Brook Stream Enhancement project to revitalize 2000' of the combined sewer overflow channel adjacent to a community park. The project consisted of 13,000 FSF of sandstone block wall installation, riffle and pool construction, multiple plantings, and park amenities. During the project a slope failure occurred requiring drilled shafts and steel pile to be installed to stabilize 300' of slope. We manufactured a lifting system for the large sandstone pieces to make the wall construction safe, efficient, and profitable. With close communication and teamwork with the NEORSD the project was completed and the park reopened for use by the community.

Ford Road Landfill Gabion Outfall

Spy Run Channel Improvements – Fort Wayne Indiana

The City of Fort Wayne Indiana awarded the .5 mile of stream renovation in January of 2015. Spy Run channel had been a flooding hazard for years to multiple businesses whose property adjoined the stream. The project was labor intense with multiple erosion obstacles to complete. As work was performed in the stream any rain or weather would impact and possibly destroy the progress. The channel was widened approx. 25' for the .5 miles to create a floodplain to eliminate flooding of the adjacent property. The bank stabilization consisted of 22,000 FSF of Geoweb wall. The project was completed in June of 2015 under budget and ahead of schedule.

Mayfield Village & Cleveland Metroparks' Foster's Run Mayfield Village, Ohio

The project restored a multi stage stream channel, carefully fit within the meandering, heavily forested ravine. Mark Haynes Construction, Inc. constructed a series of rock cascades, and step pools to reduce the average stream gradient from 4% to just over 2%, and restore stream morphology. Extensive native plantings are reestablishing a riparian corridor. The project produced a number of other benefits including:

This project won an Ohio ASLA Award in 2007.

Huron Free Boat Ramp

Located on the city of Huron's harbor front, the project consisted of a four lane boat ramp launch facility. Handicapped-accessible docks, restrooms and parking for 135 vehicles/trailers.

Kellogg Creek Restoration Project, Concord, OH 2007-2009

Located in Concord Township, Lake County, Ohio, Kellogg Creek is a channelized stream flowing through a residential area that was originally developed in the 1960's. The Stream and floodplain were restored by excavating and re-grading 2000 LF of Kellogg Creek, stabilizing the stream banks with native landscape plantings, and placing rock channel protection to enhance, beautify, and increase the value of surrounding properties.

Lake Erie Sand Relocation

Black River Restoration - City of Lorain 2010-2011

Located in the City of Lorain on the Black River Watershed, Mark Haynes Construction, Inc. completed restoration of approximately 8,200 LF along the lower Black River corridor and restored the physical conditions of the Black River's habitat to such that existed prior to operation of the steel mills. Floodplain and riparian buffers on the property have been significantly altered by past grading and filling activities associated with the steel operations. The majority of the property was overlain by unconsolidated slag materials that were by-products of the former steel mill.

The project involved the following restoration components:

Funding provided by the Ohio EPA under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)

The Lower Black River Habitat Restoration - City of Lorain 2010-2011

Located in the City of Lorain on the Black River Watershed, Mark Haynes Construction, Inc. constructed over 3,000 linear feet of fish habitat shelves as well as installation of other fish habitat features, including rootwad revetments, boulder clusters and artificial fish structures.

Funding provided by NOAA under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District
Fall Creek Reservoir Rehabilitation Structure IV-A 2010

Located in Seville, Ohio, Medina County. Removed over 12,000 CY of sediment. The Chippewa Flood Control Dam IV-A, Fall Creek Reservoir, had sediment levels which were impeding the storage capacity and needed to be removed to improve flood protection and return the reservoir to its designed capacity and function.

Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District
Fall Creek Reservoir Rehabilitation Structure IV-A 2010

Located in Creston, Ohio, Wayne County. Chippewa Flood Control Dam V-D, Steel Ditch Reservoir is another site which required removal of 23,894 CY of sediment to restore the pool area to its original elevations, improve flood protection and return the reservoir to it's designed capacity and function.

South Fork Licking River Floodplain – ODNR – Buckeye Lake Ohio

ODNR hired Mark Haynes Construction, Inc. to excavate and remove 300,000 cubic yards of soil along the South Fork Licking River. The project's intent was to mitigate flooding in the Buckeye Lake Community. Soil conditions were challenging and Mark Haynes Construction, Inc.'s team of experienced operators utilized their skills to complete the project efficiently and within contract budget.

Middlegrounds – Toledo Metroparks – Toledo Ohio

This former shipping rail yard is being transformed into the new Middlegrounds MetroPark for Toledo MetroParks. The 28 acre greenspace is located on the west side of the Maumee River, west of the Anthony Wayne Bridge. It will feature walking trails, canal and kayak launch inlet, woods and meadows along with a pavilion and picnic area. This work includes site removals, erosion controls, mass excavation and earth moving, concrete/aggregate pavement and walk installation, landscape plantings, irrigation, bank stabilization, at-grade boardwalks, overlooks, and bridges. Estimated completion of the project is December 2016.

Water's Edge Condo Association, Westlake Ohio

The Water's Edge Homeowners association contacted Mark Haynes Construction, Inc. about their sediment issue. The sediment had accumulated in the southern end of the pond and was visibly above the water level. Mark Haynes Construction, Inc. used a series of excavators, including the long reach, to leap frog the material to the shore where it could be loaded and hauled away. Total removal included 10,000 CY of sediment.

West Creek Confluence – Floodplain – NEORSD – Cleveland Ohio

Mark Haynes Construction, Inc. led this challenging project, which was the first stream restoration Design Build project undertaken by the District. The project site is located near West Creek's Confluence with the Cuyahoga River. West Creek is a 14 square-mile highly impervious subwatershed of the Cuyahoga River that delivers drainage through the project site in Independence Ohio. The goal of the project was to stabilize and rehabilitate approximately 1,000 feet of previously developed and channelized stream and convert the available contiguous land areas into a combination of stormwater-treatment wetlands and hydraulicallyconnected floodplains, thereby mitigating negative water quality impacts to West Creek and the Cuyahoga River. The design involved a multidisciplinary team of engineers, biologists, geologists, and environmental scientists. Mark Haynes Construction, Inc. worked with the design team to develop construction drawings, complete modeling, and assist throughout the construction process. The project involved mass excavation of surplus soil and hauling the material to a remote off site location. Grading was completed to form the wetlands, a new flood plain bench, and backwater channel. The entire site was planted to help revegetate the site with native plants, shrubs, and trees.

West Creek Watershed Restoration - Site 11

Site 11 was primarily impaired due to the presence of a low head dam which was completely removed and was coupled with the installation of grade controls. Due to the natural bedrock character of the stream, it was necessary to construct a series of boulder steps and pools. The steps maintain grade and were constructed to make up the elevation difference from upstream to downstream in small increments. The drop at each step was designed for passage of all fish. Pools between each step help dissipate energy and offer a refuge for fish to rest. Step pool sequences also allow sediment to move downstream, thus preventing the generation of mid channel bars and ensuing channel migration.

West Creek Watershed Restoration - Site 9

Scouring of the natural bedrock was repaired by raising the channel invert through the upstream portion of the site to tie-in with the elevation of the weir at the culvert invert. A series of steps were constructed, beginning downstream of the bedrock head cut, to gradually make up the elevation difference between the tributary and the culvert invert. The pool immediately downstream of the culvert was constructed as a larger stilling basin to manage the high discharge velocities exiting the culvert. The drop at each step was designed for passage of fish by including additional cascade rocks below each step. The cascade rocks and pools between each step were created to help dissipate energy and offer a refuge for fish to rest.

Step pool sequences will allow sediment to move downstream, thus preventing the generation of mid channel bars and potential bank erosion. Bioengineering such as live branch layering was installed along the toe of the bank between steps. The invert was built to the elevation of the culvert and facilitated grading the banks to a stable angle to allow for the establishment of native riparian vegetation especially on the southeast bank.

West Creek Watershed Restoration - Site 8

Mark Haynes Construction, Inc. realigned and slightly raised the channel invert beginning downstream of Lancaster Drive and extending approximately 1000 feet downstream. We also graded the banks to a stable angle and constructed a moderately meandering step/riffle channel to be realigned more closely to Granger Road. The realigned channel alleviated the south bank from erosive shear and provides more belt width to create a meandering pattern. The existing channel was partially filled to create point bars and a floodplain for the newly constructed channel. The south bank was graded to a more stable slope and stabilized with boulder bank and toe protection, and native woody vegetation. On the outside meander bends, root wads were used in conjunction with boulder bank protection to provide additional habitat within the pools. Rock vanes were used to maintain the location of the stream thalweg.