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NEWS RELEASE

August 25, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

EMERGENCY – FORD ROAD CLOSURE IN MADISON TOWNSHIP

Effective immediately, a section of Ford Road over Talcott Creek approximately 4.2 miles east of Blair Road and approximately 1.8 miles west of SR 528 in Madison Township is closed to all traffic.

The Lake County Engineer’s Office has been monitoring this section of roadway and has made intermediate repairs to slow the imminent slope and structural wingwall failure.  The heavy rainfall experienced during the last few rain events has exasperated the situation. 

Engineers are working to determine a long term repair.  The length of the closure is unknown at this time.   Additional information will be released when it is 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. POSTED DETOUR – Blair Road to River Road to SR 528

NEWS RELEASE

August 18, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

ROAD CLOSURES AT CSX RAILROAD CROSSINGS – NEWELL STREET & WOOD ROAD

Weather permitting, CSX Railroad will be closing the Newell Street railroad crossing between Renaissance Parkway and Freedom Rd/Lexington Drive in Painesville   City/Painesville Township on Monday, August 22, 2022.  The road shall be reopened to traffic no later than Friday, August 27, 2022.

Suggested alternate route:

US 20 (Mentor Ave), Richmond St, and Richmond Rd (SR 283)

Weather permitting, CSX Railroad will be closing the Wood Road railroad crossing between US 20 (North Ridge Road) and SR 84 (South Ridge Road) in Madison Township on Tuesday, August 23, 2022.  The road shall be reopened to traffic no later than Friday, August 27, 2022.

Suggested alternate route:

Middle Ridge Road, Townline Road, and SR 84

Said closure is necessary for CSX to remove asphalt, stabilize the base and repair the tracks.  The railroad crossing will be closed to all traffic.  Detour signs will be posted by the CSX Contractor.

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

NEWS RELEASE

August 9, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

EMERGENCY – PAINE ROAD CLOSURE IN LEROY TOWNSHIP

Effective immediately, a section of Paine Road just north of Carter Road and approximately 0.2 miles south of Taylor Road in Leroy Township is closed to all traffic.

The Lake County Engineer’s Office has been monitoring this section of roadway on the hill for the past few months.  Soil borings have been taken and a consulting engineering firm has been retained to inspect the retaining wall, evaluate the structural integrity of the wall, analyze the results and propose repairs for a potential failure.  The results of their study and recommendations are still pending.

Unfortunately, the excessive amount of rainfall over the last ten hours and field observations has caused concern that the southbound lane of the road is  unstable thus necessitating the road closure and additional inspections.

The road will remain closed until results of the engineering analysis is available.  Additional information will be released at that time.

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.

POSTED DETOUR –  Carter Road to Vrooman Road to South Ridge Road (SR 84) to Adams Road to River Road to Blair Road

NEWS RELEASE

May 25, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

EMERGENCY – MADISON AVENUE TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE IN PAINESVILLE TOWNSHIP

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

The Lake County Engineer became aware of an issue at 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 and Casement Avenue

NEWS RELEASE

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