ODOT Proposes a Rehabilitation Project on Hope Memorial Bridge
GARFIELD HEIGHTS (Friday, June 10, 2016) – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is proposing to rehabilitate the Lorain Carnegie (State Route 10) Bridge, also known as Hope Memorial Bridge over the Cuyahoga River in the city of Cleveland, Ohio. The project will include bridge deck and river pier fender rehabilitation.
The bridge is just over a half-mile long and crosses several streets as well as Scranton Flats Park, Towpath Trail and Centennial Lake Link Trail. The project will require permanent right-of-way and temporary right-of-way from Scranton Flats Park, the Towpath Trail, Centennial Lake Link Trail and other Metroparks property.
The map below shows the project area, park and trail impacts.
The permanent impacts to the Park are required for the replacement of the bridge pier fenders in the Cuyahoga River. The temporary impacts are for short term closures of the park and trail when construction work is in that area. Construction activities are expected to last approximately 18 months.
Scranton Flats Park, Towpath Trail and Centennial Lake Link Trail are considered recreational resources under Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation 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 these resources:
- Public access to most areas (except temporary right-of-way) of Scranton Flats Park, Towpath Trail and Centennial Lake Link Trail will be maintained during construction during normal Park hours.
- No staging and/or storage of construction equipment will occur within the known boundaries of the recreational property.
- Temporary construction fencing will be installed along proposed construction limits prior to the start of construction activities to protect the existing property and the public.
- Appropriate signage will be installed to alert users of the park to the closure and users of trails to the presence of flaggers and possible short term closures.
- A construction permit must be obtained from Cleveland Metroparks prior to the start of any construction activity involving the Towpath Trail, Centennial Lake Link Trail, or other Metroparks property.
- The Contractor and ODOT will coordinate the construction schedule with the City of Cleveland and Cleveland Metroparks.
ODOT has coordinated the project’s involvement with Scranton Flats Park, Towpath Trail and Centennial Lake Link Trail. The City and Cleveland Metroparks have concurred that the project will not adversely affect the protected recreational activities, features or attributes associated with these resources. The proposed project is considered to have a minor impact on Scranton Flats Park, and temporary impacts on the Towpath Trail and the Centennial Lake Link Trail.
Due to the necessary acquisition of land associated with Scranton Flats Park, ODOT is seeking public input regarding the effects. Comments may be directed to Mr. Mark Carpenter, District Environmental Engineer, 5500 Transportation Blvd., Garfield Heights, OH, 44125, or 216-584-2089 or Mark.Carpenter@dot.ohio.gov. Comments will be received until August 8, 2016.
The Ohio Department of Transportation maintains the state's largest man-made asset--the transportation system. ODOT's mission is to provide the safe and easy movement of people and goods from place to place. As a $2.8 billion per year enterprise, ODOT invests the bulk of its resources in system preservation through maintenance, construction and snow and ice operations.
The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project 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.
For more information contact:
ODOT at (216) 584-2005 or email D12.Public.Information@dot.ohio.gov