West Columbus Local Flood Protection

Seven miles of Floodwall protects communities from Scioto River floods.


In 1983 the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declared Franklinton a floodplain due to repeated and severe flooding events in the area. Construction of the West Columbus Local Protection Project, commonly known as the Franklinton Floodwall, began in 1993. The joint City/Federal Project took nearly ten years to complete and cost over $120 million dollars. The floodwall provides seven miles of protection, of which Kokosing completed approximately 80% percent of the construction work.


Kokosing’s experience on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers local flood protection projects demonstrates our ability to self-perform many of the procedures needed to construct large, complex civil projects. Kokosing’s experienced staff of project managers, engineers, superintendents and tradesmen are familiar with heavy civil construction, and provide project owners services including marine work, mass excavation, utilities, mass, structural & decorative concrete, pile installation and retaining wall construction services.

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