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Solon Road Construction Update

Road work copyAs the initial phase of the work on Solon Road ends, the Chagrin Falls Streets Department would like to update Chagrin Falls residents. This project is administrated and paid for by Cuyahoga County. Solon Road residents received a flyer from Cuyahoga County Department of Public Works with some project information. The flyer distributed is posted for download below.

Solon Road September Update Flyer from Cuyahoga County

Although the flyer from the County states that the project will not be completely done until July of 2014, there will be a smooth road to drive on before winter starts.

Here is a more detailed description of the work done and the work still to be done from our Streets Department.

1. The new waterline construction project on Solon Rd. is complete. All residents are connected to the new line, and all roadway trenches have been filled with asphalt. All driveway aprons and sidewalks have been restored. All turf areas have been restored with topsoil, seed, and straw.

2. Cuyahoga County is responsible for the roadway repaving phase of the project. Preliminary work was started on September 9th. Drainage and some preparatory work will be done first.

3. We are told that by mid-October, the part of Solon Rd. that runs through Chagrin Falls will be ground down and recycled, and the base layer of new asphalt installed. This will ensure a solid and smooth driving surface through the Winter months.

4. In the Spring of 2014, the final top layer of asphalt will be installed and the roadside berm areas restored. This should be completed by July of 2014.

National Preparedness Month 2013: Preparing For Earthquakes

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Be prepared before an earthquake strikes…

  • Fasten shelves securely to walls.
  • Place large or heavy objects on lower shelves.
  • Store breakable items such as bottled foods, glass, and china in low, closed cabinets with latches.
  • Fasten heavy items such as pictures and mirrors securely to walls and away from beds, couches and anywhere people sit.
  • Brace overhead light fixtures and top heavy objects.
  • Repair defective electrical wiring and leaky gas connections. These are potential fire risks. Get appropriate professional help. Do not work with gas or electrical lines yourself.
  • Install flexible pipe fittings to avoid gas or water leaks. Flexible fittings are more resistant to breakage.

During an earthquake…

  • DROP to the ground (before the earthquake drops you!)
  • Take COVER by getting under a sturdy desk or table.
  • HOLD ON until the shaking stops.
  • If there isn’t a table or desk near you, cover your face and head with your arms andcrouch in an inside corner of the building.
  • DO NOT get in a doorway unless you know it is a strongly constructed, load-bearing doorway and it is close to you. Many insidedoorways are lightly constructed and do not offer protection.
  • DO NOT run outside Stay inside until the shaking stops and it is safe to go outside. Do not exit a building during the shaking. Research has shown that most injuries occur when people inside buildings attempt to move to a different location inside the building or try to leave.

After the earthquake: Be cautious!

  • Check for gas and water leaks, broken electrical and sewer lines, and major cracks and damage in your home. If you suspect a gas leak, contact your local Fire Department immediately.
  • Keep streets clear for emergency vehicles. Do not drive your vehicle.

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