ODOT Announces Plans to Replace Aging Euclid Noise Walls
Garfield Heights (Thursday, March 18, 2010) – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) announced this week that approximately two-and-a-half miles of distressed noise walls along Interstate 90 within the city of Euclid will be replaced. ODOT made the announcement in a March 16 letter to Euclid mayor, Bill Cervenik.
“The noise walls along I-90 are the gateway into Euclid’s community,” said Bonita Teeuwen, P.E., ODOT District 12 Deputy Director. “Noise wall technology and aesthetic features have come a long way since the original walls were erected. This replacement is greatly needed.”
The existing noise walls were first installed in 1993. The seventeen year-old walls have reached the end of their useful lives and are in need of replacement. The noise walls along Interstate 90 will be replaced between East 200th Street and East 260th Street.
The existing noise wall panels will be replaced with a red brick treatment – similar to those along the State Route 2 corridor within the city – and will include icons, concrete caps and columns.
To achieve the concrete column aesthetic look – and save money – ODOT will salvage the existing steel columns and install a concrete sleeve over the existing columns to duplicate the look.
The estimated $3 million project is expected to begin this summer and be completed this fall.
For more information contact:
The ODOT District 12 Communications Office at (216) 584-2006
or email D12.PublicInformation@dot.state.oh.us