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Lake County, Ohio - Engineer

News Releases

    August 3, 2016

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

    The St. Clair Street Bridge over the Grand River at the Painesville/Fairport line will be closed between Monday, August 8th and the end of the work day on Thursday, August 11th, 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 and SR 535 (East St. / Richmond Road).


    August 3, 2016

    VROOMAN ROAD BRIDGE – OPEN  

    Lake County Engineer, James R. Gills, announced today that the Vrooman Road Bridge over the Grand River in Perry Township/Leroy Township will be open to passenger vehicles as of 3:30 pm today, August 3rd.  

    The bridge remains closed to truck traffic.  Truck traffic is prohibited.  Trucks shall follow the posted truck detour of I-90, SR 44, and SR 84. 


    July 26, 2016

    PARK ROAD CLOSING AT CSX RAILROAD CROSSING
    Weather permitting, Park Road in Painesville Township will be closed between 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 28, 2016 for repairs to the CSX Railroad Tracks. 
    The suggested alternate route for the closure is Madison Avenue, Bowhall Road, US 20 and Hale Road.
     
     
    July 26, 2016
     
    ROAD CLOSURE(S)
    HERMITAGE ROAD & PINECREST ROAD
     
    Hermitage Road and Pinecrest Road in Concord Township will be closed for a period of 30 days beginning Wednesday, July 27, 2016.  The closure on Hermitage is just north of Majesty lane to approximately 500 feet north of Pinecrest Road.
    The closure of Pinecrest Road begins approximately 500 feet west of Hermitage Road and ends at Hermitage Road.  The closure is due to the reconstruction of these roadways; part of the Hermitage Road Reconstruction Project.
    Access during the closure period will be limited to residents living within the closed area and emergency vehicles.  A posted detour will be maintained during the 30-day period.  Detours will include Morley Road, Girdled Road, Auburn Road and Prouty Road.
     
     
    July 18, 2016

    EMERGENCY - VROOMAN ROAD BRIDGE CLOSURE
    Lake County Engineer, James R. Gills, announced today that the Vrooman Road Bridge over the Grand River in Perry Township/Leroy Township will be closed for a minimum of three (3) weeks beginning today, July 18th, at 2:00pm.  The closure is necessary to allow the Contractor access to the bridge to make immediate repairs to the existing structure.  It is believed that the constant impact of oversize vehicles has caused damage to the abutment seats that require immediate attention.While the closure is in place, motorists are advised to follow the suggested detour of I-90, SR 44, and SR 84. The detour signs are installed to assist motorists.
    The public is reminded that the emergency closure is necessary to protect public welfare and safety as the Contractor will be raising the structure in order complete the repairs.  Drivers should not try to drive around and/or move the barricades to gain access.


    July 15, 2016
     
    POSTPONED - MADISON AVENUE CLOSING AT NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILROAD CROSSING
     
    Norfolk Southern Railroad has postponed the closure of Madison Avenue in Painesville Township. The closure was scheduled to occur between Monday, July 18, 2016 and Monday, July 25, 2016.
    The revised schedule has the railroads tracks at Madison Avenue being closed between Monday, August 1st and Saturday, August 6th for track repairs.
    The suggested alternate route for the closure is Park Road to Welch Road.


    July 12, 2016

    MADISON AVENUE CLOSING AT NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILROAD CROSSING
    Norfolk Southern Railroad will be closing Madison Avenue in Painesville Township for repairs to the railroad crossing.  The road will be closed between Monday, July 18, 2016 and Monday, July 25, 2016.
     
    The suggested alternate route for the closure is Park Road to Welch Road.


    May 19, 2016

    LANE ROAD CLOSING AT CSX RAILROAD CROSSING
    CSX Railroad will be closing Lane Road in Perry Township for emergency repairs to the railroad tracks.  The road will close on Monday, May 23, 2016 between 9:30 am and 2:00 pm.  The suggested alternate route for the closure is Hale Road to Park Road to Madison Avenue to South Ridge Road (SR 84).


    March 22, 2016

    COUNTY BRIDGE LOAD RESTRICTION

    Lake County Engineer, James R. Gills, announced today that a county bridge on Andrea Drive in Concord Township has been posted with a reduced maximum total load limit per vehicle.  The reduced load limit, in accordance with section 5591.42 of the Ohio Revised Code, are in place due to findings of a detailed inspection and load rating analysis of the structure. The restricted load are as follows:

    CONCORD TOWNSHIP
    Posted Maximum Weight
    Andrea Drive Bridge (0.3 mi. N. of Hoose Road over Kellogg Creek) 16 tons (32,000 lbs.)GVW
    (SFN 4331176)

    Mr. Gills stated, “Safety considerations, balanced with longevity of the bridge, are foremost in our minds.  This office is dedicated to safely engineering the future of Lake County for the traveling public.”