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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

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