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Bell Street Reopened To Traffic

Work on the water lines has been completed at the Walters and Bell Street intersection.

Bell Street has reopened to traffic in both directions at 3 pm on May 8th.

 

John Brockway

Department Head, Streets and Service Department

 

 

Bell Street Closure All Day May 7th

Due to unforeseen circumstances at the Walters Road project site, BELL STREET between Cleveland Street and Ridgewood Road will be CLOSED on MAY 7TH, 2018 from 6:00 a.m. until 7 p.m, with access for local residents ONLY.  The intersection of Bell Street and Walters Road will be closed completely.

The detour to use for this period is Cleveland Street to East Washington Street to Ridgewood Road, and vice versa.  Signs will be posted.

**Residents living on Walters Road and Hickory Hill Road are advised to come down Bell Street from Ridgewood Road, and access will be provided for them to get to their houses. We anticipate that this closure will only be in effect for one to two days, and we are working to minimize the delay as much as possible.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

 

 

Public Notice: Mr. Excavator To Begin Walters Road Construction

Please be advised that the week of April 26, 2018 weather permitting; Mr. Excavator will be implementing a road closure and detour on the local Walters Rd.  Drive access will be maintained to residents who live in the work area. Expect short delays during construction.

The project includes installation of water main and appurtenances including valves, hydrants, and service connections; replacement of sanitary sewer and sanitary lateral connections; replacement of catch basins and catch basin connections to storm sewer main; full pavement reconstruction including new curb, apron replacement, and new sidewalk on the north side of the road; sanitary sewer replacement and pump station abandonment on the south end of Hickory Hill Road.

Please provide location information if you have any of the following within the construction limits.

  • Underground Pet Fencing
  • Lawn Sprinklers
  • Yard Lighting
  • Wiring
  • Any other Underground Facilities.

Feel free to contact Dan Bonham with CT Consultants at (440-530-2257) or the Village of Chagrin Falls Streets Department at (440-247-5053) with any questions or concerns.

Walters Rd – Village Capital Improvement Program

An update from your Streets & Sidewalks Committee

The Walters Road Reconstruction Project is scheduled to start the week of April 16th and conclude in mid-October. As part of the Village Capital Improvement Program, the work will involve replacing the sanitary sewer system, replacing the water main, removing the Hickory Hill sanitary sewer pump station, reconstruction of Walters Road, and the addition of sidewalks on the north side of Walters from the Village line to Bell Street.  

For the duration of this project, Walters Road will be one way with all traffic flowing north bound, leaving the village. Due to the size of the equipment, width of the road and scope of the project, please be prepared to expect delays and consider alternative routes. CFEVSD Transportation, Russell and South Russell Police Departments have all been made aware of the project and changes to the traffic pattern.

The Village Council awarded the contract for this project to Mr Excavator. They will be working 4 x 10-hour days which provides flexibility to make up weather delays. Residents are advised that there will be occasional interruption of water services due to the water line replacement and notices will be provided in advance.

Public Input On Main Street Bridge Design

Parks Commission Meeting: Bridge Design Input

Monday, September 11, 2017

8:30 am

Village Hall

The Main Street bridge over the falls is slated to be rebuilt in the next few years. This is a Cuyahoga County project.  Construction will begin after Art by the Falls in June 2019 and will be completed by the Fall of 2020. There are plans to maintain one way traffic across the bridge for the length of the project.

The County has asked for input on two aspects of the bridge design—the type of railing and the type of facing. With respect to facing, in addition to the aesthetics, an issue is whether to use a form that would allow poured concrete to look like stone, whether to use a stone facing material, or whether to use actual stone. 

The Parks Commission has planned a meeting to get input from the public and to address these topics next Monday, September 11 at 8:30 am at Village Hall. Members of the Architectural Review Board are also invited to attend to provide input.

If you’d like to provide input on the bridge design, please attend the Parks Commission meeting next Monday.

 

North Street Detour Change

Road work copyDue to concerns about speed, volume and sight distances on Kenton Road the detour for southbound traffic on North Street has been changed to direct traffic down Falls Road to North Main Street.

Northbound traffic will continue to be maintained in the construction zone but is subject to significant delays while trucks are being loaded.  Please avoid the area if at all possible.  Thank you for your patience with this roadway reconstruction project.

North Street Garbage Collection During Construction

Garbage will be picked up on Thursday as normal in the construction zone. Cans must be put out to the end of the driveway by 7AM. The contractor will shut the road down for the garbage truck to make a pass in each direction to collect cans from both sides of the road.

The Village will call the affected homes with this information as well.

kimble-home-banner-trashPlease be aware of the garbage truck if you leave for work around this time.

New Detour For North Street Construction Starts Friday

At the end of this week, we will be completed with the current phase of North Street reconstruction and will be implementing new traffic control and detour route to begin Section 2 Phase A.   The detour route for Section 2 Phase A will be implemented at that time.

 A detour route map/closure area is shown below.

North Street Detour 2

Mill Street Slope Failure Update

11666115_1034301593254963_5601130850354884608_nOn Saturday, June 27th a slope failure occurred along Mill Street on Village property.  As a precaution the Police Department closed the road and pedestrian bridge until it could be inspected by the Village Engineer and geotechnical consultant.  The immediate cause of the failure is thought to be the eight inches of rain that the area has endured in the past month.  This slope has a history of failures with a very similar slope failure occurring in March 1973 that resulted the loss of part of the road.  A structural repair was made that supported that section on bedrock.  Another earlier slip was repaired with the construction of a concrete retaining wall.  The current slip is located just west of the retaining wall.

Since the slope was known to be unable to support the pedestrian bridge, it was built with a minimum amount of disturbance to the slope by drilling vertical concrete pilings through the slope into bedrock.  The Village Engineer has cleared the walkway for reopening since it is supported by bedrock and not at jeopardy due to the slope failure.

The road section above the slip, while not currently showing signs of failure, is not supported by bedrock and will remain closed until a proper structural repair can be made.  The Village Engineer will work with the geotechnical engineers to prepare a recommendation for support of the roadway.  It is unknown at this time what the cost will be.  The Village has an emergency fund that can be tapped and will seek emergency funds through the Ohio Public Works Commission

Public Open House: Main Street Bridge Reconstruction

IMG_2346The Cuyahoga County Department of Public Works will hold a meeting to inform the public about the rehabilitation of the North Main Street Bridge.

 

When: June 11th, anytime between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Where: Cuyahoga County Public Library, Chagrin Falls Branch, 100 East Orange Street, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022

This historic bridge is a local landmark and community feedback is invaluable to the success of the project. The informal meeting will allow interested parties to review the material and speak to the project team. Fact sheets and comment forms will be available for all attendees.

Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 requires Federal agencies to consider the effects of their actions on historic properties. The Section 106 process seeks to incorporate historic values into project planning through consultation among the Federal and state agencies, and other parties with an interest in the effects of the undertaking on historic properties. Individuals or organizations with a demonstrated interest in the effects of the undertaking on historic properties can become consulting parties on the project. The various consulting parties work together to discuss options, provide multiple viewpoints, and strive to seek common agreement on the incorporation of historic preservation values into the project.

If you are interested in becoming a consulting party for the undertaking, CUY-North Main Street Bridge, PID 96956, for an application, contact the Ohio Department of Transportation, District 12, 5500 Transportation Boulevard, Garfield Heights, Ohio 44125.

Contact us with any meeting questions or to request ADA accommodations.

Phone: 216-912-4240

Email: Joanne.Shaner@hdrinc.com

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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.

Summer Construction on Solon Road

Road ClosedThe Solon Road Waterline Replacement Project will commence on Monday, June 24th, 2013 and will conclude by Friday, August 23rd.

During the first half of the project, traffic will be restricted to Local Access Only in both directions between Monticello Road and Miles Road.

During the second half of the project, local access traffic will be permitted NORTHBOUND ONLY.

Detour routes will be posted. Access to Chagrin Pet & Garden will be maintained following the same information listed above.

Traffic delays are possible.

After the waterline replacement is complete, repaving of Solon Rd. will be scheduled for late Summer / early Fall.

COMPLETED- South Franklin Closed For Water Line Work

Road ClosedConstruction activities to replace the watermain from Maple Street to Washington Street will re-commence on or about Friday, April 12, 2013, weather permitting.  Watermain replacement work will be followed as quickly as possible with resurfacing of the road between South Street and Washington Street.  The scheduled completion date for this final phase of work is May 24, 2013.  Work hours will typically be between 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM.

S. Franklin Street will be closed to through traffic during the course of the project.  A detour will be established using Maple Street and Water Street for through traffic.

SOUTH FRANKLIN RESIDENTS:   Residents will be able to drive through the work zone in the northbound direction to access their homes, normally with little or no delay.   There will likely be a few instances when water service to your home is disrupted in order to make new tie-ins to existing lines.  The shut-down usually lasts four to six hours.  You will be notified a day in advance of planned shut-down periods so that you may plan accordingly.  There is also the possibility that breaks in the existing watermain may occur during construction due to the age and condition of the line, in these instances the water department will issue notices (boil alerts) on a case by case basis. Your patience is appreciated.

We anticipate a smooth and safe installation, although we know there can always be unpredictable events.  If you have questions or issues that arise during the project, you can address them to the Contractor or Village staff on the job site or use the contact list below.

Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation during this project.

Contacts:

Camino Construction, Inc. 796-2074, 942-1626 (water main contractor)

Burton Scot Contractors:  564-1011 Ext. 60 (roadway contractor)

 Village Water Superintendent: Glenn Elliott 247-5051

Village Streets Superintendent: Rob Jamieson 247-5053

Police non-emergency 24-hour #: 247-7321