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River St & West St Rebuilding

River and West Streets rebuilding

Please be advised the initial construction work on River and West Streets will begin this week, January 7th, 2019.

This is a major construction job involving replacement of the water mains, relining the sanitary sewer and rebuilding parts of the storm sewer and finally resurfacing of both roads. The existing water and sewer lines are over 100 years old and well past their service life.

Initially there will be minor construction activities being performed in preparation for the  major underground work.

The major work on the project is expected to begin approximately January 15, 2019 and is anticipated to be complete by late March or early April. All on street parking will be eliminated during the day time working hours. Those on street parking areas not directly under construction will open in the evenings for parking.  The excavated areas will temporarily be capped and the roadways returned to normal service at this time. Once the asphalt plants reopen in April the roadways will be resurfaced with new asphalt. The total completion of the project will be at the end of May (prior to Blossom Time) and before the bridge construction starts near the end of June.

During the underground construction period River and West Streets will be limited to one way traffic for access to property and businesses. 


While there will be some unavoidable delays and interruptions to normal deliveries and utility services, these will be kept to a minimum and advanced notice of interruptions given. All businesses will be accessible throughout the construction period. In the evenings, after the construction day, barrels will be moved to allow as many spaces as possible to be opened for parking.

We fully realize some level of inconvenience will occur during the project duration. We ask for everyone’s understanding as we undertake this necessary repair and upgrade. The water and sewer lines in this area are among the oldest in the village, installed in 1907, and are undersized for optimal firefighting needs. The continued upgrade of Village’s water lines results in an improvement in the Villages overall ISO rating and a savings in our individual fire insurance costs.

The Village, our engineer and contractors will work on an ongoing basis to minimize the disruptions from this project.

Walters Road Paving Planned For Saturday

Mr. Excavator is planning on paving Walters Road on Saturday, September 8th, starting at 7 AM. They hope to get the base layer completed before rain is in the forecast – on Sunday and Monday.

Access will be maintained for residents.

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.

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