Ohio Department of Transportation    News Release
District 12  Myron S. Pakush, District Deputy Director
5500 Transportation Blvd. • Garfield Heights, OH 44125
Brecksville: Valley Parkway Closing Over Interstate 77
Full closure of Valley Parkway for approximately 180 days
GARFIELD HEIGHTS (Thursday, February 20, 2014)Tentatively scheduled for Monday, March 10, crews on behalf of the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will close Valley Parkway over Interstate 77  in the city of Brecksville.
Valley Parkway over I-77 will be closed between Barr Road and Highland Drive for approximately 180 days-until late August 2014, as crews replace the Valley Parkway bridge.  Motorists will be detoured via Barr Road, East Edgerton Road and Highland Drive.
The bridge sustained damage in early 2011 and one lane of two-way traffic has been maintained on the bridge since the incident.  This project will return the bridge to two lanes of traffic, one in each direction, with a separate bridle trail on the south side.
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In addition to replacement of the Valley Parkway bridge, the project will:
·         Replace the bridle trail over the bridge and connection to the Cleveland Metroparks bridle trail on both sides of I-77.
·         Widen the bridge deck to include a barrier to separate the roadway and the new bridle trail. 
Project Facts:
Project: Valley Parkway bridge over Interstate 77
Contractor: Terrace Construction
Bid Amount:  $2,260,750
Estimated Completion Date: October 2014
About ODOT:
Ohio’s highways are essential to keeping and creating new jobs.  With a mission to provide easy movement of people and goods from place to place, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is responsible for maintaining one of the largest transportation networks in the nation.  Guided by ethical principles and accountability, ODOT works to improve safety, enhance travel and advance economic development.  As a $2.8 billion enterprise, the department wisely invests in its core services of snow and ice removal, annual construction program and highway maintenance operations.
For more information contact:
The ODOT District 12 Communications Office at (216) 584-2005
or email D12.PublicInformation@dot.state.oh.us