Contact: Amanda.McFarland@dot.ohio.gov 216-584-2005
Bridge replacement proposed in Bay Village over Cahoon Creek
Right-of-way required from local park, public comment sought
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is proposing to replace the U.S. 6 (Lake Road) bridge over Cahoon Creek in the city of Bay Village. The project will include replacing the existing bridge with a 41-foot wide, concrete deck structure that will have one lane in each direction and six-foot sidewalks on each side.
The project requires approximately one-half acre of permanent right-of-way from Cahoon Memorial Park for construction of the new bridge and required storm water management. This area of impact does not include any recreation facilities, however some trees will need to be removed. Construction is scheduled for 2019 and will take approximately nine months to complete. During which time the bridge will be closed and traffic will be detoured.
Cahoon Memorial Park is considered a recreational resource under Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation (DOT) Act of 1966 (23 CFR 774) and is provided protection from adverse impacts due to federal-aid transportation projects. ODOT will implement the following measures to minimize harm to this resource:
- Access to Cahoon Memorial Park will be maintained at all times during construction activities, including access to the park service drive in the northwest quadrant;
- Temporary construction fencing will be installed along proposed construction limits prior to the start of construction activities to protect the existing recreational resource property and the public;
- Appropriate signage will be installed to alert park users of the roadway closure;
- No staging and/or storage of construction equipment will take place outside of the proposed construction limits; and
- The contractor will be required to coordinate the construction schedule with the city of Bay Village.
ODOT has coordinated with Cahoon Memorial Park and the city of Bay Village and all parties agree the project will not adversely affect the protected recreational activities, features or attributed associated with Cahoon Memorial Park. Overall the proposed project is considered to have a minor impact on Cahoon Memorial Park.
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Due to the necessary acquisition of land associated with Cahoon Memorial Park, ODOT is seeking public input regarding the above mentioned impacts. Comments may be directed to:
Mr. Mark Alan Carpenter
District Environmental Engineer
5500 Transportation Blvd.
Garfield Heights, OH, 44125 |
Comments will be received until November 24, 2017.
The environmental review, consultation and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for these projects are being, or have been, carried out by ODOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 11, 2015, and executed by FHWA and ODOT.