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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

Accomplishments from the week beginning 5/13:
  • Continued the second phase of Grafton Rd. reconstruction (34 day closure)
  • All westbound traffic on Grafton Rd., between Carolyn Dr. and the I-71 overpass, as well as traffic on N. Carpenter Rd., between Grafton Rd. and Spencer Lane, is detoured per the plans
  • Continue relocation of conflicting gas services and mains throughout
    • Work began at the southern end of the project (near Clover Rd.) and is progressing north
  • Performed cement stabilization of the subgrade and began curing
  • Continue scalping of topsoil and excavating for temporary pavement on the east side of N. Carpenter Rd., between Clover Rd. and Woodstock lane
    • ​All work maintained by flaggers
  • Began installation of drainage items
  • Performed excavation and embankment work throughout 
​​Looking forward the week beginning 5/20:
  • Continue excavation and embankment work throughout
  • Complete curing of cement stabilization
  • Continue installatin of drainage items
  • Placement, grading and compaction of aggregate base for new roadway
  • Begin installation fo concrete pavement/curb and gutter
  • Relocation of fire hydrants as needed
  • Continue relocation of conflicting gas services and mains throughout
  • Continue scalping of topsoil and excavating for temporary pavement between Clover Rd. and  Woodstock Lane
​***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.