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​North Carpenter Road Major Rehabilitation ​​​​


 The long awaited rehabilitation of North Carpenter Road is underway. The 2.07 mile project, which spans from Concord Drive to Boston Road, as well as 0.22 miles of Grafton Road in the City of Brunswick and Brunswick Hills, is anticipated to begin work in March 2019. This project will include the complete replacement and widening of the existing pavement, addition of turn lanes at the North Carpenter Rd./Grafton Rd. intersection, construction of a new storm sewer system, sidewalk replacement with additional curb, and traffic control updates.

The 2019 construction season is anticipated to include:
    • The construction season is expected to take place from late March through mid-November (pending weather).
    • ​The construction on Grafton Road, as well as the construction on North Carpenter Road, south of the Grafton Road intersection, will be completed.
    • Grafton Road will be constructed first, followed shortly by North Carpenter Road from Grafton Road to Concord Drive.
​The 2020 construction season is anticipated to include:
    • Construction is anticipated to take place from late March through mid-August (pending weather).
    • All work will be completed, including completion of North Carpenter Road, north of Grafton Road.​

Cost: $11.4 million
Contractor: Shelly & Sands
Start Construction: March 2019
End Construction: August 2020

 Public Meeting Information

​A public meeting was held on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at the Brunswick Community Recreation Center. The purpose of this meeting is to inform the residents, or anyone impacted by the North Carpenter Rd. project, of the anticipated construction impacts, in the upcoming construction season. 

Public Meeting Presentation​


 Anticipated Traffic Impacts


North Carpenter Road

There will be an approximate 4-hour shut down of N. Carpenter Rd., between James Blvd. and Ruff Rd., beginning Monday, July 15 from 10am-2pm in order to perform necessary gas line work. Traffic will be detoured both with signs and flaggers. Motorists are advised to aviod the area if possbile and to seek an alternate route. 

Accomplishments from the week beginning 7/8:
  • Continued reconstruction of the souther half of N. Carpenter Rd., between Concord Dr. and Grafton Rd.
  • All northbound traffic on N. Carpenter Rd., between Valley Forge and Grafton Rd., is detoured
  • Continued relocation of remaining conflicting gas services and mains throughout
  • Continued excavation and embankment activities throughout
  • Continued installation of concrete walk and driveway aprons in various locations throughout
  • Performed hydrant adjustments in various locations throughout
  • Continued installation of various drainage items throughout
​​​Looking forward the week beginning 7/15:
  • Continue installation of various drainage items
  • Installation of 304 aggregate base throughout
  • Excavation, embankment and grading throughout the project site
  • Continue installation of concrete walk and driveway aprons in various locations throughout the project site
  • Continue water line/hydrant work throughout project site
  • Installation of necessary construction erosion control items throughout

Please note the project’s phase change below:
N. Carpenter Rd. northbound, between Grafton Rd. and Valley Forge Dr., is now closed. This phase change is necessary for crews to complete pavement widening, storm sewer updates, turn lanes, signal work, and other miscellaneous work within the project limits.
The detour route for northbound motorist is to go east on SR 303 to W. 130th St., north on W. 130th St. to Grafton Rd., west on Grafton Rd. to N. Carpenter Rd., and reverse for southbound motorists. ALL northbound traffic will be detoured. Southbound traffic will be maintained for local traffic ONLYThis phase of the project is expected to be complete in 60 days.​

***Traffic will be maintained in both direction by flaggers should any work occur outside the current closure(s)

​To maintain proper access for the Fire Station throughout construction, temporary traffic signals will be installed (1) at the Grafton Rd. entrance/exit to the Fire Station and (2) just west of the construction zone on Grafton Rd. These lights will work in tandem and will remain green at all times unless activated by the Fire Department in the event of an emergency.