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Updated: Friday, October 24, 2014

Cuyahoga County Public Works -Van Aken District Roadway Reconfiguration
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Current Project Work

  • Farnsleigh & Northfield - The first course of paving was completed Thursday, October 23. Completion of the second (and final) course begins next week following curb and manhole adjustments begun today. Traffic disruptions and changing traffic patterns will continue during the next week to week-and-a-half period, until the paving work is completed. Motorists should continue to think about avoiding potential delays by taking alternate routes. Access to all businesses will be maintained.

General Information:

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.

Other Projects

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 began June 9, 2014 with an estimated duration of 18-24 months.

Current Project Work:

  • Sidewalk on west side of Lee (over bridge) will be closed until the new station is completed.
  • The main station entrance on Lee 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

General Information:

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
  • ODOT Contact: 216-584-2007 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • 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). 


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