ASHE’s Spring Interchange Cleanup Event

Come out and join us on Saturday, April 6th at 10:00 A.M., for our first cleanup of 2019 at our adopted I-71/Route 126 interchange!

The Triko Valley Section of ASHE will be cleaning up the I-71SB entrance to Ronald Reagan Highway (Route 126) on Saturday, April 6thWe will be meeting at 10:00 A.M. at Rear Parking Lot of The Original Montgomery Inn in Montgomery.  We will start with a quick safety briefing and then car pool to the interchange for about an hour of cleanup.  The following will be provided:

  • Leather gloves                                  
  • Safety vests
  • Pickers
  • Trash bags
  • Bottled Water
  • Men Working Signage

Suggested attire includes sturdy boots, long pants, long sleeve shirt and hat.  Ages 12 years and up are welcome! (ages 12-18 will require special release form)

If you plan to participate please watch the Adopt-A-Highway Safety Training at prior to event.

Please register online or contact Tom Nicholson or call 937.414.5925 if you plan to attend, so we can make sure we have enough equipment.


Pending coordination with ODOT, the Triko Valley Section will cleanup one quadrant of the I-71/Ronald Reagan Highway interchange on Saturday April 6, 2019. This is a fun way to spend time with your ASHE friends and help our community. More details will soon be forthcoming.

The Adopt-A-Highway program began in 1989 in Ohio and is a way for community groups to help keep Ohio highways looking clean and free of garbage.

Check out ODOT’s Adopt-A-Highway webpage for more information and safety training.

ASHE Sponsors UC Students in CANstruction Competition

At the January General Membership Meeting Steve Mary, on behalf of the Triko Valley Section, donated $500 to the University of Cincinnati – Construction Student Association for the purpose of competing in the Cincinnati Canstruction Competition. Last year the UC team won the “peoples choice award” for the Cincinnati competition. This is the second year ASHE has sponsored the UC team.

“Canstruction is an international community service project of the design and construction industry to benefit community food banks. With the support of local teams, thousands of hungry people are fed; a greater awareness of the issues surrounding hunger is brought to the public while spotlighting the local design and construction industry giving back to the community.”

“Architects, engineers, designers and contractors compete to design and build fantastic giant-sized structures made entirely out of canned foods. After the structures are built and the winners declared, the creations go on view to the general public as a giant art exhibit. At the close of the competition, all of the food used in the structures is donated to the local food bank for distribution to community emergency feeding programs.” – Cincinnati Canstruction

New Lifetime Membership

As part of celebrating 30 years of the ASHE Triko Valley Section we want to recognize our long-term active members. The members that are willing to accept this honor receive a lifetime membership and are encouraged to attend our general membership meetings as the Board’s guest.

The first round of potential honorees includes; Gerald Berding, Bill Brayshaw, Dave Emerick, Bill Fair, Paul Gruner, Ted Hubbard, John Kerr, Bill Lawall, John “Jack” Pflum, Mike Thompson, and Heinrich Zehetmaier.

As we go through 2019 more members will meet the criteria of 25 years of active membership. Lifetime membership is an honor and a way to encourage long-term members to use their experience to contribute to the highway industry after retirement.

Hello Triko Valley

Welcome to the new ASHE Triko Valley site! Please “pardon our dust” as we completely overhaul and rebuild our website.

I’m hoping to make a number of improvements upon our previous website, such as regularly posting relevant content, improving search engine optimization in order to attract new members, and eventually migrating the payment site ( to this domain. For the moment, however, I’m simply replacing and updating our existing content.

For those who don’t know me, my name is Paul Durham. I am excited to be building an updated website for our organization. I have been a member of AHSE Triko Valley for the last four years, however, I know I haven’t met all you! I have grown up here in Cincinnati and enjoy the privilege of designing roadways in my hometown with Stantec. When I’m not working I enjoy spending time with my wife and three kids as well as gardening.

I’m currently looking for high quality images for use on our new site. If you have any pictures of recent projects or iconic Cincinnati roadways you would be willing to share, please send them to me!

If you have any comments or suggestions I am always open to that as well.

Lastly, don’t hesitate to stop by and introduce yourself when you see me at Montgomery Inn!