This week AWP had the opportunity to facilitate the installation of an ambitious and eye-catching work of art, by Tony Feher, at the Akron Art Museum in Akron, Ohio. The piece, titled Buoy, consists of three 54-inch tall red marine buoys that hang from the museum’s cantilevered roof.
The installation of Buoy required the use of a large crane, which, for the cantilever overhanging East Market Street, would interrupt the usual traffic pattern on the arterial road, right in the heart of downtown Akron. In order to protect the crane and installation crew from the heavy traffic and maintain smooth traffic flow, professional traffic control services were a necessity. AWP provided the traffic control needed for this major project from beginning to end. Our engineering team developed two temporary traffic control plans to accommodate the installation and the traffic patterns specific to the location. With approval from the city of Akron, AWP set up a work zone that included the closure of two lanes, with a lane shift, while maintaining access to several side streets and other entrances. Our team also closed off the section of sidewalk at the installation site using ADA compliant pedestrian barricades. AWP provided all the planning, design, equipment, and labor that went into the setup of this safe, compliant, and efficient work zone.
The AWP team is proud to have facilitated with this exciting installation in the very city where our company began work over 20 years ago! You can read more about the installation and the Akron Art Museum.