Fort Washington Way Pump Station Update

Mosser is currently working on the Fort Washington Way pump station renovation in Cincinnati, OH, is located directly across the road from the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

When the Ohio River is in flood stage, the pump station is used to pump rain water from Fort Washington Way to the river.  The new pump station is designed to pump up to 47,000 gallons of water per minute, but due to its current condition, it can only pump 17,000 gpm.

Mosser’s scope of work on this project includes:

  • Designing and implementing a system that raises the access panels to grade so that they can be incorporated into the sidewalk.
  • Replacing the old pumps with new pumps, bringing the pump station back to its design capacity of 47,000 gpm.

Mosser teamed with PRIME A/E, Cincinnati, to perform the engineering and the drafting of the project sheets and drawings.  Mosser also worked with ODOT and the City of Cincinnati throughout the design phase to ensure the project needs are met, including an updated air monitoring system, ADA compliance, aesthetic appeal, and relocation of buried utility lines among other facility needs.

The project is located in a highly traveled pedestrian route of the neighboring Cincinnati Bengals and Reds Stadiums.  Due to all of this foot traffic, construction on the pump station could not begin until after the Bengals’ last home game. Construction must be completed prior to the Red’s home opening day parade on March 26, leaving approximately 60 days to complete the project.

Construction began January 2020 and is on schedule to finish this month.  Once completed, this project will allow ODOT to easily service the new pumps and will help ensure that Fort Washington Way will not close due to flooding.