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Lake County, Ohio - Engineer

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    September 6, 2017

    On Monday, September 11, 2017, Chagrin Valley Paving will begin a multi-road resurfacing project on behalf of the Lake County Engineer’s Office.  The project is scheduled to be complete by Friday, October 13, 2017.  The roads included for resurfacing are:

    ·           Hardy Road between Fairport Nursery Road (SR 535) and Lake Road in Painesville Township

    ·           Auburn Road between Crile Road and Spear Road in Concord Township

    ·          The intersection of Morley Road and Prouty Road in Concord Township
    The Contractor will be continuously moving between locations to complete the necessary work in phases.

    No closures are anticipated.  Two-way traffic will be maintained by use of flag persons during work hours.  While traffic will be maintained, motorists should expect delays while work is in progress.



    August 22, 2017

    PROUTY ROAD - CLOSURE

    Prouty Road in Concord Township will be closed on Friday, August 25
    th between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm.  The closure begins at the intersection of Morley Road and extends 850’ east.  The closure is necessary to micro-mill the pavement surface to increase traction for vehicles traveling towards and away from Morley Road.

    We apologize for the short notice but the contractor hired by the County has a break in his schedule and will be able to complete the work sooner than anticipated.  During this time, emergency vehicles and school buses will be permitted to drive through the work zone if necessary.  All other vehicles are required to detour around the area.

    The suggested detour is Morley Road, SR 84 (Johnnycake Ridge Road), Ravenna Road and Auburn Road


    August 10, 2017

     

    ROAD CLOSURE – CARTER ROAD IN LEROY TOWNSHIP

    Weather permitting, the Lake County Engineer’s Office will be closing Carter Road in Leroy Township between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Monday, August 14th.  Work will conclude at the end of the work day on Thursday, August 17th.  The 100’ section of road will be closed approximately 1.18 miles east of Vrooman Road (0.70 miles east of Indian Point Road) and 0.54 miles west of Paine Road.  Said closure is necessary to replace a failing storm culvert pipe.


    The suggested detour route is Vrooman Road, Leroy Center Road and Paine Road.
      Truck traffic is prohibited from using Indian Point Road.


    As always, please be respectful of the closure.
      Drivers are reminded not to remove the signs and / or drive around the barricades.




    August 1, 2017

    ROAD CLOSURE – CARTER ROAD IN LEROY TOWNSHIP

    Weather permitting, the Lake County Engineer’s Office will be closing Carter Road in Leroy Township between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Monday, August 7
    th.  Work will conclude at the end of the work day on Thursday, August 10th.  The 100’ section of road will be closed approximately 0.44 miles east of Vrooman Road and 0.16 miles west of Indian Point Road.  Said closure is necessary to replace a failing storm culvert pipe.

    The suggested detour route is Vrooman Road, Leroy Center Road and Paine Road.
      Truck traffic is prohibited from using Indian Point Road.

    As always, please be respectful of the closure.
      Drivers are reminded not to remove the signs and / or drive around the barricades.




    June 20, 2017

    ROAD CLOSURE – ROSS ROAD IN MADISON TOWNSHIP


    The Lake County Engineer’s Office will be closing a section of Ross Road in Madison Township to replace a failing culvert pipe.
      Weather permitting, the road will be closed just west of the bridge over Griswold Creek.  The 50’ section of road will be closed on Tuesday, June 27th and Wednesday, June 28th between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  The road will be re-opened to traffic at the end of the work day.

     

    The suggested detour route is Ledge Road and SR 528.

    As always, please be respectful of the closure.
      Drivers are reminded not to remove the signs and / or drive around the barricades.



    June 12, 2017

    ROAD CLOSURE:  BROCKWAY ROAD IN LEROY TOWNSHIP

    Weather permitting, the Lake County Engineer’s Office will be closing Brockway Road in Leroy Township between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 15th.  The 50’ section of road will be closed approximately 0.66 miles north of Leroy Center Road and 0.33 miles south of Trask Road.  Said closure is necessary to perform bridge maintenance and paving.

    The suggested detour route is Trask Road, Thompson Road and Leroy Center Road.

    As always, please be respectful of the closure.  Drivers are reminded not to remove the signs and / or drive around the barricades.




    ROAD CLOSURE:  COUNTYLINE ROAD IN MADISON TOWNSHIP

    The Lake County Engineer’s Office will be closing Countyline Road in Madison Township between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14th.  The 50’ section of road will be closed approximately 0.30 miles north of Cashen Road and 0.45 miles south of Lake Road West (Geneva Township).  Said closure is necessary to perform bridge maintenance and paving.

    The suggested detour route is Lake Road West (Geneva Township), Padanarum Road and W. Maple Avenue.

    As always, please be respectful of the closure.  Drivers are reminded not to remove the signs and / or drive around the barricades.




    CLOSURE: ST. CLAIR STREET BRIDGE – PAINESVILLE/FAIRPORT HARBOR

    The St. Clair Street Bridge over the Grand River at the Painesville/Fairport line will be closed between Monday, June 19th and the end of the work day on Friday, June 23rd, weather permitting.  The closure is necessary to perform maintenance of the bridge deck. 

    The maintenance operation is a two-step process which requires labor and a cure time.  Drivers are reminded that even though they do not see work taking place, they are not to move the barricades and drive across the bridge.  They should follow the posted detour via Skinner Avenue, Sanford Street and SR 535 (East St. / Richmond Road).




    June 5, 2017

    ROAD CLOSURE - RIVER ROAD IN PERRY TOWNSHIP


    The Lake County Engineer’s Office will be closing a section of River Road in Perry Township to replace a failing culvert pipe.
      Weather permitting, the road will be closed just east of the Lake County YMCA Family Outdoor Center.  The 100’ section of road will be closed on Monday, June 12 and Tuesday, June 13th between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  The road will be re-opened to traffic at the end of the work day.


    Traffic will be detoured via Webb Road, SR84 (South Ridge Road) and Turney Road.

    As always, please be respectful of the closure.
      Drivers are reminded not to remove the signs and/or drive around the barricades.


    March 13, 2017


    The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Lake County and the surrounding area.  The expected snow fall total for Lake County is 8-12” with higher amounts possible where lake-effect snow bands develop.  Based on the expected snow, the Lake County Engineer’s Office will be closing Vrooman Road between Seeley Road and SR 84 (South Ridge Road) at 8:00 p.m. this evening, Monday, March 13, 2017. This section of roadway will be re-opened after the storm subsides and the road is able to be cleared of snow.  We anticipate is will be in the afternoon on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

    The closure will require county drivers to cooperate during this event.
      Drivers are asked to please abide by the posted signs and detour around the area as plows will not be clearing this section of roadway until the storm subsides.  Please exercise caution and be free of distractions while driving on our roadways during snow and ice conditions.



    January 25, 2017


    LAKE COUNTY - AUBURN ROAD AND CRILE ROAD SPEED REDUCTION


    A traffic and engineering investigation to lower the posted speed limits on Auburn Road between Girdled Road and Concord-Hambden Road and Crile Road between Girdled Road and Auburn Road was conducted by the Lake County Engineer’s Office.
      Under Authority of Section 4511.21 of the Ohio Revised Code, the Ohio Department of Transportation has determined the recommended prima facie speed limits of 35 mph to be reasonable and safe.  The new 35 mph signs lowering the speeds from 45 mph on Auburn Road and 55 mph on Crile Road are being erected today and are effective immediately.

     


    January 11, 2017

    Due to the increased demand for snow removal on County maintained roads, our policy and procedures for the treatment of the Vrooman Road Bridge between I-90 and SR 84 in Perry/Leroy Township has been re-evaluated this year.  The one lane bridge will be maintained until such time that a storm with a snow fall that exceeds 4 inches occurs.  During intense storms with snow fall exceeding 4 inches, the road will be closed between SR 84 and Seeley Road.  Drivers are asked to please abide by the posted signs and detour around the area as plows will not be clearing this section of roadway until the storm subsides.

    Our goal with this policy is to continue to provide the citizens of Lake County with a safe driving environment and allow us to stretch our reserves for the entire winter season.   It will require county drivers to cooperate during these events.  Please exercise caution and be free of distractions while driving on our roadways during snow and ice conditions.