October 20, 2014
Cuyahoga County Public Works -Van Aken District Roadway Reconfiguration
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Current Project Work
- Farnsleigh & Northfield - Paving begins Thursday, October 16. Wet weather and the needed repairs to the roadway have delayed the paving project's duration. Estimated duration is two weeks, depending upon the weather. Expect traffic disruptions and changing traffic patterns. Motorists traveling through the district to other destinations may wish to consider an alternate route. Access to all businesses will be maintained.
The project consists of the reconfiguration of the Van Aken district roadway. The reconfiguration includes:
- Relocation of Northfield Road
- Closure of Van Aken between Farnsleigh and Warrensville Center
- Relocation of Farnsleigh at Chagrin and realignment and improvements to the intersection .
The project will also include:
- Pavement and curb replacement
- Utility relocation/replacement
- Traffic signal adjustment
- Replacement of sidewalks, driveway aprons and streetscape enhancements.
This project is administered by the Cuyahoga County Public Works Department. Funding comes from a combination of Federal, State, County and Local sources.
Estimated Cost: $8,400,000 Estimated Completion Date: November 2015
Project Specific Information:
- The County and Contractor will provide a seven day notice to residents and merchants when driveway entrances will be impacted.
- Residents and merchants are asked to locate and mark the location of lawn sprinkler systems located on their property. This will minimize any damage that might occur during construction.
- The Contractor’s work hours are from 7 am to 5 pm, Monday thru Friday.
- Blue signage within the project area will indicate access to the merchants.
- Report vehicle accidents to Shaker Heights Police at 216-491-1220.
- If you have further questions contact:
Field Office - 216-752-9047
Karvo Consruction Office - 330-929-9616
Cuyahoga County Construction Department - 216-348-3838
Additional project information can be found at the County’s website.
Lee/Van Aken RTA Station Reconstruction
RTA will construct a new station at Lee and Van Aken including new waiting pavilions, trellis arch, stairs, two new elevators and platform improvements. Construction begins June 9 with an estimated duration of 18-24 months.
Current Project Work:
- Sidewalk on west side of Lee (over bridge) will be closed July 11 until the new station is complete.
- Lee main station entrance is closed. A temporary station and crosswalk have been constructed, providing access to the station, on Van Aken, west of Lee (eastbound lane). Flashing signals for the temporary crosswalk will be installed.
Street Resurfacing Project:
The City began street resurfacing in early June. The project consists of installing curb ramps (compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act), and replacing curbs and aprons as needed on the following streets:
- Belvoir (Shaker to Fairmount)
- Sudbury (Scottsdale to Nicholas)
- Colwyn (Milverton to Sutton Place)
- Fayette (Shaker to W Byron)
- Falmouth (South Woodland to Warrensville)
- Lyman (Shaker to Lyman Circle)
- Large Area Repairs - surface repairs on various streets
The general scope of the work includes:
- Phase I: Pavement grinding and jackhammering to remove asphalt from around catch basins and manholes.
- Phase II: Intermediate course installation to provide a smooth riding surface during construction. Catch basins and manholes adjusted; curb and apron work begins.
- Phase III: Surface course installation along with any necessary restoration work.
- Phase IV: Any necessary striping.
The estimated completion date is late October 2014.
Ohio Department of Transportation – Larchmere Streetscape Project
This is a joint project between the Cities of Cleveland and Shaker Heights. Construction administered by the Ohio Department of Transportation. The project consists of upgrading 0.64 miles of Larchmere Boulevard (Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. to North Moreland Blvd.) by resurfacing and partial replacement of curbs, walks and drives, installing ADA curb ramps, replacing traffic signals and constructing streetscape improvements.
Current Project Work:
- E. 127 St. at Larchmere Blvd. will be closed beginning Monday, September 15.
- Duration of closure is approximately 8-10 days, weather permitting.
- Two-way traffic will be maintained on Larchmere Blvd. E. 127 St. will be detoured to Mt. Overlook Ave. west to E. 121 St. or north to Fairhill.
Project Specific Information
- Project Bid Cost: $2,844,328.00
- Start Date: End of May 2014
- Finish Date: October 31, 2014
- The contractor’s work hours are from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm.
- Report vehicle accidents to Shaker Heights Police at 216.491.1220.
- Two lanes of traffic will be maintained at all times (one eastbound lane, one westbound lane).