ODOT Opens New Cuyahoga County Maintenance Facility in Euclid
Replacing an outdated maintenance garage in Mayfield Village
GARFIELD HEIGHTS (Monday, October 28, 2013) – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 12 in partnership with the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority is pleased to announce the new Cuyahoga County Full Service Maintenance Facility in Euclid was officially opened today.
Built on a six acre plot of land located on the southwest corner of Babbitt Road and St. Clair Avenue in the city of Euclid, the new location is more centrally located for more efficient and effective ice and snow operations and highway maintenance operations.
It will replace the outdated highway maintenance garage in Mayfield Village – built in 1953 – something that has been a top priority for ODOT District 12. All current employees that were stationed out of the Mayfield Garage have been transferred to the new Euclid garage.
The new building is large enough to store all equipment indoors, includes two fully-equipped mechanics’ bays, a welding bay, an indoor truck washing station, a 6,000 ton salt storage facility and a decanting station for filtering hazardous materials from street sweeping and sewer operations.
The Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority partnered with the ODOT to finance and build this highway maintenance facility at a cost of $8.2 million and will sell the finished facility to ODOT upon completion. The new facility will position District 12 to provide more efficient and effective highway maintenance operations for the eastern suburbs of Cuyahoga County’s for many years to come.
The Port of Cleveland plays a crucial role in stimulating economic development by connecting private investors with landmark projects throughout our region and is the only local public agency whose sole mission is to spur job creation and economic vitality in Cuyahoga County.
“We are pleased to provide a cost-effective and timely facility solution to ODOT that will benefit highway users in our region,” said Port Authority CEO Will Friedman. “This project illustrates another way the Port of Cleveland can partner with public, private and nonprofit organizations that drive our economy and support job growth.”
For more information contact:
The ODOT District 12 Communications Office at (216) 584-2005
or email D12.PublicInformation@dot.state.oh.us