Public Input on Rocky River Slope Repairs under I-90, I-480 and
(Monday, November 18, 2019) - The
Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is proposing to repair the eroded
slope along the Rocky River underneath -90, I-480, and SR 10 (Lorain Road)
in the Cities of Rocky River, Lakewood, Fairview Heights, and Cleveland.
The project will not affect traffic on these roadways.
However, short term closures on Valley Parkway, Valley Parkway Multi-Purpose
Trail, and a Metroparks’ bridle path will be required to access the slopes with
construction equipment. Detours for
vehicular traffic and trail/path users will be provided during construction.
Areas of the Rocky River Reservation have been enhanced
through the Land & Water Conservation Fund Program and public input is
required before the park property can be utilized to perform the slope
repairs. Since the slope erosion is
located on park property, there is no alternative to repair the slope without
entering onto Metroparks property. The
Cleveland Metroparks have concurred with the project scope and the measures to
minimize harm to public park property. Cleveland Metroparks has issued an
access permit for ODOT to perform the work.
The proposed project will not result in any substantial
impacts to environmental resources. 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 June 6, 2018, and executed by FHWA and
This transportation improvement is scheduled for construction in May of 2020. Detailed
project schedule information will be released in Spring 2020. The estimated construction cost is $3,350,000.
ODOT is seeking public input regarding this project.
Comments may be sent via mail to:
Mr. Mark Alan Carpenter
District Environmental Engineer
5500 Transportation Blvd.
Garfield Heights, OH, 44125