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    July 13, 2018

    A resurfacing project on SR306 in the City of Kirtland is scheduled to begin on Monday, July 16, 2018.The limits of the first phase, to begin on July 16, will begin at the Lake/Cuyahoga County line and extend to a point just north of the Eagle Road intersection. The second phase will continue from Eagle Road north to 600’ south of Kirtland Road. The project is expected to be complete in mid-October.

    One lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained at all times via lane closures and/or flagmen. No detours are expected.The contractor, Karvo Companies, Inc., will complete paving through the intermediate course on phase one prior to moving on to the second phase.Once both phases are complete, the contractor will pave the surface course for the entire length of the project.In addition to the mill and fill operation, new ADA compliant curb ramps will be installed.

    Motorists should expect delays.The traveling public is also reminded to be free of distractions and to drive slowly through work zones. 



    June 29, 2018

    BOARD OF LAKE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND LAKE COUNTY ENGINEER COUNTY ROAD IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM ANNOUNCED

         Lake County, Ohio residents will soon begin to see much-needed improvements to roads under the jurisdiction of the Lake County Engineer.  The Board of Commissioners approved an accelerated 2½ year road improvement program at the recommendation of the County Engineer at their June 28th Board meeting.  To facilitate this aggressive program, the BCC will consider bond financing strategies with existing revenues and a new $5 motor vehicle license fee.

         The Commissioner’s historic decision to approve the program will double the amount of projects that will benefit County residents and businesses in the near-term and accelerate work commencing the Summer of 2018. 

         In collaboration with the plan presented by the County Engineer, the Commissioners will leverage both current and future revenue streams to finance a comprehensive road improvement program.  Additional program details include projects in the Spring of 2019, Summer of 2019, Spring of 2020, and Summer of 2020 with an estimated investment of $11.9 million dollars into the county roadway infrastructure.

         The Commissioners and County Engineer will be reviewing the results and financial position of the road program during the Commissioner’s annual budget hearing process beginning in 2019.  The Commissioner’s Office and County Engineer will be diligently reviewing program expenditures to ensure the funds are financed in a transparent and sustainable manner in order to meet expectations of the communities of Lake County. 

         In preparation for their action, the Board of Lake County Commissioners conducted public hearings on June 12, 2018 and June 21, 2018 where officials from the Engineer’s Office detailed the existing road conditions, rising material costs, project estimates and long-term plans for the 152 miles of roads under its jurisdiction.  

     

     

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    Newell Street over State Route 2 bridge deck replacement, Painesville
    Overnight Thursday, June 28 at midnight there will be short-term rolling road blocks (no longer than 15 minutes) on State Route 2 east and westbound to set steel beams for the Newell St. bridge. The blockades will be complete by 5 a.m. Thursday morning. Find full project info here.

    For more information contact: D12.public.information@dot.ohio.gov

     

    June 20, 2018

    MAPLE STREET CLOSING AT CSX RAILROAD CROSSING IN PERRY VILLAGE

    Weather permitting, CSX Railroad will be closing the following railroad crossing between Monday, June 25th and Friday, June 29th:

    Maple Street between Depot Street and Main Street in Perry Village;

    Suggested alternate route:

    Main Street 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.

     

     

    Date: May 31, 2018

    Contact Person: Leanne Exum, City Engineer

    Subject: Riverside Drive Road Closure by Norfolk Southern

    Traffic Restriction: Road Closure

    Norfolk Southern Railroad has notified the City of Painesville that the Riverside Drive railroad crossing will be closed for track realignment beginning 7:00 a.m. on Monday, June 4 through 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 22.

    There will be no access to emergency vehicles.  Detour signs will be posted.

    For more information, call the Engineering Department at 440-392-5935.

     

    May 24, 2018

    Hoose Road and Andrea Road Bridge Replacement Projects

    The Hoose Road and Andrea Road bridge replacement projects are scheduled to begin on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 and be substantially complete with the bridges open to traffic on Wednesday, August 15, 2018.

    The projects which are being funded by the Lake County Engineers Office and the Ohio Public Works Commission will replace the superstructures of both bridges.  The Hoose Road Bridge is approximately 0.10 miles east of King Memorial Road in the City of Mentor.  The Andrea Road Bridge is located 0.30 miles north of Hoose Road in Concord Township.

    Both projects will require that the bridges be closed and that all traffic be detoured.  The posted detours are as follows:

    Hoose Road

       King Memorial Road to SR84 to Button Road

    Andrea Road

       Hoose Road to Mountain Park Drive

    For local project(s) details, please visit:  https://arcg.is/aurvv

     

    April 13, 2018

    Newell Street Bridge to Close Over State Route 2

    The Newell Street bridge over SR 2 in Painesville will be closed starting Friday, April 20 for approximately 180 days for construction operations to replace the bridge deck and steel beams by ODOT. During the closure, motorists will be detoured to U.S. 20 (Mentor Avenue), SR 44, SR 2, Heisley Road and Blackbrook Road. Demolition and Construction operations will take place Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Off-peak lane closures on SR 2 at Newell Street will be necessary for overhead bridge work. Those details will be forthcoming. The bridge deck replacement is expected to be complete and open to traffic in October 2018. For more information, contact the ODOT District 12 Communications Office at 216-584-2005 or email D12.Public.Information@odot.ohio.gov.



    April 11, 2018

    DAYTON AND BATES ROADS CLOSING AT CSX RAILROAD CROSSING

     

    Weather permitting, CSX Railroad will be closing the following railroad crossings between Monday, April 16th and Friday, April 20th :

     

    Dayton Road between SR 84 and Middle Ridge Road in Madison Township;

    Suggested alternate route:  Middle Ridge Rd, Wood Rd, SR 84
     

    Bates Road between SR 84 and Middle Ridge Rd in Madison Village/Township;

    Suggested alternate route:  Middle Ridge Rd, SR 528, 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.
     



    State Route 528 railroad work, Madison
    Crews working on behalf of CSX Railroad will close State Route 528 (N Lake St.) at the train tracks north of Main St. in Madison from Monday, April 9 through Friday, April 13 for maintenance. Motorists will be detoured via SR 84 (South Ridge Rd.,) SR 534 (South Broadway) and U.S. 20. Local access will be maintained up to the closure. 


    March 28, 2018
    LANE, TOWNLINE AND LAKE ROADS CLOSING AT CSX RAILROAD CROSSING

     

    Weather permitting, CSX Railroad will be closing the following railroad crossings between Monday, April 9th and Friday, April 13th:

     

    Lane Road between Timber Ridge Trl and Shepard Rd in Perry Township; (LANE ROAD IS OPEN AS OF 4/12/18)

    Suggested alternate route:

    Hale Rd, Park Rd, Madison Ave, SR 84
     

    Townline Road between SR 84 and Middle Ridge Rd in Perry Township/Madison Township;  (TOWNLINE ROAD IS OPEN AS OF 4/12/18)

    Suggested alternate route:

    Middle Ridge Rd, Wood Rd, SR 84
     

    Lake Road between SR 84 and Middle Ridge Rd in Madison Village;

    Suggested alternate route:  

    Middle Ridge Rd, Dayton Rd, 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.




    March 22, 2018
    LAKE COUNTY - VROOMAN ROAD CLOSURE - REVISED

    Upon review of new information regarding the structural integrity of the retaining wall on the west side of Vrooman Road south of SR 84, the Ohio Department of Transportation has directed the Lake County Engineer to close Vrooman Road today, Thursday, March 22, 2018. The closure is between a point just north of the Mason’s Landing Park entrance and State Route 84. The road will be permanently closed effective at 8:00 pm .

    Access to Mason’s Landing will be maintained over the Vrooman Road Bridge. All through traffic should follow the posted detour of I-90 to SR 44 to SR 84.

     

    MARCH 19, 2018
    PARK ROAD CLOSING AT CSX RAILROAD CROSSING

     

    Weather permitting, CSX Railroad will be closing the railroad crossing on Park Road between Hale Road and Welch Road in Painesville Township beginning Monday, March 26th.The road is expected to be re-opened by the end of the work day on Friday, March 30th.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.

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

    Suggested alternate route:

     

     

    Madison Avenue, Bowhall Road, US 20 and Hale Road

     

    March 16, 2018
    ROAD CLOSURE - CARTER ROAD IN LEROY TOWNSHIP

    Weather permitting, the Lake County Engineer’s Office will be closing Carter Road in Leroy Township between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20 th, Wednesday, March 21st, and Thursday, March 22 nd.  The 100’ section of road will be closed approximately 1.05 miles east of Vrooman Road (0.57 miles east of Indian Point Road) and 0.67 miles west of Paine Road.   Said closure is necessary to replace a failing storm culvert pipe.   It is necessary to complete the repairs prior to the Vrooman Road closure. 

    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.   Please be aware that a steel plate will cover the road opening.   Drivers should slow down when driving in the area.   The steel plates will remain in place until the asphalt plant opens in mid-April.   




    March 12, 2018

    ROAD OPENING – DAVIS ROAD, PERRY TOWNSHIP

    Davis Road in Perry Township will re-open to vehicular traffic beginning at 4:30 pm today, Monday, March 12, 2018.

     


    January 25, 2018
    ROAD CLOSURE - DAVIS ROAD IN PERRY TWP.

    Davis Road in Perry Township beginning at the railroad tracks and continuing 200’ south is being closed immediately due to a failing culvert pipe.  The road will remain closed until the extent of the damage is assessed and repairs can be made.  The length of time for the closure is unknown at this time.


    Traffic is being detoured via Call Road, Middle Ridge Road, Townline Road and South Ridge Road (SR84).
    As always, please be respectful of the closure.  Drivers are reminded not to remove the signs and / or drive around the barricade.