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Posted on: June 17, 2019

Warrensville Center Multipurpose Path & Streetscape Improvements

Orange construction barrels on dug up road.

Updated September 10: Much of the concrete work for the new walkway is complete. Orange barrels have been temporarily removed from Warrensville Center Rd. while the contractor prepares for future phases.

Construction is expected to resume at the intersection of Warrensville/Chagrin on or about September 24, and continue off and on as various elements of the project are installed. Landscaping on Farnsleigh and Warrensville will be installed in October 2019 and continue into the spring 2020 planting season if necessary.

Much of this work will require temporary closure of travel lanes along Warrensville in specific work zones. Traffic in both directions will be maintained, though motorists should anticipate delays.

All traffic pattern changes and detours will be signed throughout the project duration. Access to all businesses will be maintained during construction. All dates are approximate as the timing of each phase is dependent upon the weather. Expected completion is spring 2020.

Updated September 9: The project is on schedule. Please note, both the travel lane and sidewalk closures on Warrensville Center Rd. must remain in place until the project is completed (by spring 2020). While sections of the new path may appear finished, landscaping and other work remains to be done. For safety reasons, residents are reminded to stay off the path.

Updated July 31: Work begins this week at the Warrensville/Chagrin intersection and will progress north along Warrensville. The eastbound curbside lane of Chagrin will be closed east of Warrensville for approximately two weeks. Traffic in both directions will be maintained, though motorists should anticipate delays. Pedestrian access around the intersection will change frequently as construction phases change. Pedestrian routes will be marked, but please use caution and stay out of active construction areas.

Work along Farnsleigh is expected to be substantially complete in early August.

Updated July 9: All excavation work south of Chagrin will be completed by the end of this week. Work continues along Farnsleigh Rd. near Shaker Rocks and Thornton Park. On Monday, July 15 (weather permitting), the contractor will begin working at the southeast corner of the Warrensville Center Rd./Chagrin Blvd. intersection. This will require closure of the northbound curb lane on Warrensville Center Rd. at the intersection. Motorists should anticipate delays.

Posted June 17: Construction will start next week on the City's new multipurpose path in the Van Aken District. The 10-foot wide path will run on the northbound curbside lane on Warrensville Center Rd., from the southern City limit (just south of Scottsdale Blvd.) through the Van Aken District to Farnsleigh Rd., where it will turn right and continue on the north side of Farnsleigh Rd. to Thornton Park. The project will include curbs, crosswalks, lighting, landscaping, benches, and signage.

Phase 1 (begins week of June 24): The westbound curbside lane of Farnsleigh Rd. will be closed between Warrensville Center Rd. and Thornton Park. Traffic in both directions will be maintained , through motorists should anticipate delays. This phase of the project is anticipated to take 3-4 weeks.

Phase 2 (TBD): The northbound curbside lane on Warrensville Center Rd. will be closed from south of Scottsdale Blvd. to north of the Farnsleigh Rd. intersection. Traffic in both directions will be maintained, though motorists should anticipate delays.

All traffic pattern changes and detours will be signed throughout the project duration. Access to all businesses will be maintained during construction. All dates are approximate as the timing of each phase is dependent upon the weather. 

Expected completion is spring 2020.

Posted: June 17, 2019

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