Waite Hill Road Bridge Closed For Replacement – City of Willoughby And Village Of Waite Hill

NEWS RELEASESLake County, Ohio – Engineer

News Releases

March 24, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

CALLOW ROAD – EMERGENCY BRIDGE CLOSURE

Effective immediately, Callow Road at the bridge over East Creek in Leroy Township will be closed to all traffic.  The bridge is located approximately 0.3 miles south of SR 86.

The Lake County Engineer’s Office has been monitoring this location.  The most recent inspection showed continued deterioration of the embankment and wingwalls one of the quadrants that requires traffic to be diverted from driving on the structure.

The road will remain closed until further notice.

We apologize for the short notice and the inconvenience but this office believes that the emergency closure is necessary to protect public welfare and safety.  Drivers should not try to drive around and/or move the barricades to gain access.  Additionally, due to the unsafe nature of the wingwall, the public should not be in the stream near the bridge.

Suggested alternate route:

SR 86 to Girdled Road

September 29, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

VROOMAN ROAD BRIDGE OPENING AND RIBBON CUTTING

The Vrooman Road bridge and roadway between SR 84 and I-90 will be officially open to two-way traffic beginning at 11:00 am on Monday, October 5, 2020.

A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held beginning at 9:30 am.  Due to COVID-19, the ceremony will not be open to the public.  The Lake County General Health District has pre-approved a plan for a limited number of invited guests to attend while practicing COVID-19 protocols.

In order to prepare for and hold the ribbon cutting ceremony, the Vrooman Road Bridge will be closed to ALL traffic on Monday, October 5th beginning at 7:00 am.  Southbound traffic from SR 84 to I-90 will not be permitted on Monday morning.  Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times.

September 8, 2020 REVISED September 18, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  MADISON AVENUE TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE IN PAINESVILLE TOWNSHIP – UPDATE

Lake County Engineer, James R. Gills, PE,PS issued an update today for the road closure on Madison Avenue in Painesville Township between Woodworth Avenue and Virginia Avenue. 

While no physical work is being performed on the wall at this time, there is a significant amount of work being done.  The County Engineer has contracted with a Consultant that has developed a method for the wall repairs.  We have worked with NOACA and the ODOT to obtain funding to help cover the expenses associated with the repairs.  And, the Consultant is currently working on construction drawings and bid documents in accordance with ODOT design standards and reviews.

Presently, we anticipate that the plans will be advertised for bid late this year.  Construction of the wall and reconstruction of all of the catch basins along Madison Avenue will be performed over the winter.  Both are required to be complete and for the road to be re-opened to traffic in April 2021.  Once the wall and catch basin work is complete and the asphalt plants have re-opened in the Spring of 2021, Madison Avenue will be repaved.

Our Consultant and engineers from our office will continue to monitor the site until the construction is complete.  We understand that this is an  inconvenience but we believe that the closure is necessary to protect public welfare and safety.  Drivers should not try to drive around and/or move the barricades to gain access.

Suggested alternate route:

Woodworth Avenue, Casement Avenue, US 20 (North Ridge Road) and Bowhall Road.

Please submit comments and questions to Traci Salkiewicz, PE, Assistant Chief Deputy Engineer: Phone: (440) 350-2016, Fax: (440) 352-8133

Email: [email protected]

Mail: 105 Main Street, Suite A205, Painesville, Ohio 44077.

April 17, 2020 REVISED September 18, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

EMERGENCY – MADISON AVENUE TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE IN PAINESVILLE TOWNSHIP

Effective immediately, Madison Avenue between Woodworth Avenue and Virginia Drive in Painesville Township will be closed to all traffic. 

The Lake County Engineer has been monitoring the retaining wall on the south side of the road and has determined that additional inspections and evaluations regarding the structural integrity of the wall are needed.  The road will remain closed until the results of the study are available. 

We apologize for the short notice and the inconvenience but this office believes that the emergency closure is necessary to protect public welfare and safety.  Drivers should not try to drive around and/or move the barricades to gain access.

Suggested alternate route:

Woodworth Avenue, Casement Avenue, US 20 (North Ridge Road) and Bowhall Road.

Please submit comments and questions to Traci Salkiewicz, PE, Assistant Chief Deputy Engineer: Phone: (440) 350-2016, Fax: (440) 352-8133

Email: [email protected]

Mail: 105 Main Street, Suite A205, Painesville, Ohio 44077.

September 8, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  MADISON AVENUE TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE IN PAINESVILLE TOWNSHIP – UPDATE

Lake County Engineer, James R. Gills, PE,PS issued an update today for the road closure on Madison Avenue in Painesville Township between Woodworth Avenue and Virginia Avenue. 

While no physical work is being performed on the wall at this time, there is a significant amount of work being done.  The County Engineer has contracted with a Consultant that has developed a method for the wall repairs.  We have worked with NOACA and the ODOT to obtain funding to help cover the expenses associated with the repairs.  And, the Consultant is currently working on construction drawings and bid documents in accordance with ODOT design standards and reviews.

Presently, we anticipate that the plans will be advertised for bid late this year.  Construction of the wall and reconstruction of all of the catch basins along Madison Avenue will be performed over the winter.  Both are required to be complete and for the road to be re-opened to traffic in April 2021.  Once the wall and catch basin work is complete and the asphalt plants have re-opened in the Spring of 2021, Madison Avenue will be repaved.

Our Consultant and engineers from our office will continue to monitor the site until the construction is complete.  We understand that this is an inconvenience but we believe that the closure is necessary to protect public welfare and safety.  Drivers should not try to drive around and/or move the barricades to gain access.

VROOMAN ROAD UPDATE FROM ODOT:

Sent: Friday, June 12, 2020 9:57 AM
Subject: Vrooman Road Bridge Project

On Wednesday, June 17th, the new traffic signals at the intersection of SR-84 (South Ridge Road), Lane Road and newly relocated Vrooman Road will be activated.

On Thursday , June 18th, the new Vrooman Road Bridge will be opened to southbound traffic. This will allow traffic to travel from SR-84 to IR-90 using Vrooman Road. At the same time, northbound Vrooman Road will be closed at IR-90 to all traffic. Not even local traffic will be allowed to enter at this point. All traffic will have to detour via IR-90, SR-44 and SR-84. The project is scheduled for an October completion at which time all lanes will be opened.

Thank you for your continued patience while this important work is being performed. 

May 4, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

WAITE HILL ROAD BRIDGE CLOSED FOR REPLACEMENT – CITY OF WILLOUGHBY & VILLAGE OF WAITE HILL

The Lake County Engineer’s Office has contracted with Suburban Maintenance & Construction, Inc. for the replacement of the Waite Hill Road Bridge over the Chagrin River in the City of Willoughby and the Village of Waite Hill. 

Beginning Monday, May 18, 2020, the Waite Hill Road Bridge over the Chagrin River will be closed to all traffic.  The bridge is expected to re-open again in mid-November.

The closure is necessary to remove the existing bridge and replace it with a new composite prestressed box beam bridge.  Additional work includes new approach slabs, guardrail, signing and pavement markings.

The posted detour is Hobart Road, Eagle Road, SR 174, SR 84 and Riverside Drive in Willoughby.

As always, drivers are reminded to be respectful of the closure and not move or drive around barricades while the road is closed.