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ODOT & City of Berea to hold Public Meeting
Front Street grade separation project to be discussed 

Garfield Heights (March 18, 2009, 11:34 AM) – The Ohio Department of Transportation and City of Berea will hold a public meeting for the Front Street project on Tuesday, March 24 at 7 p.m. at Roehm Middle School, 7220 Pleasant Street, Berea, OH, 44017.  Please enter off Bagley Road.

Who:  The Ohio Department of Transportation and City of Berea

What:  Public meeting for the Front Street project

When:  Tuesday, March 24 at 7 p.m.

Where:   Roehm Middle School, 7220 Pleasant Street, Berea, OH, 44017.  Please enter off Bagley Road.

Why:  During this meeting, experts from the Ohio Department of Transportation, City of Berea and contractor, Great Lakes Construction Company, will be on-hand to detail upcoming work related to the project and answer questions from the public.

On Monday, February 16, crews began pre-phase work to construct the nearly $18 million grade separation project to carry Front Street over the CSX and Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks and an access road in the city of Berea.

The complete closure of State Route 237 is expected on or around May 4, 2009.  Access to driveways will be maintained throughout the length of the project however access points will vary as construction progresses.

Project Facts

Project:             Project work calls for the reconstruction of 0.42 miles of existing State Route 237 (Front Street) by pavement replacement, widening and constructing  new bridges over the CSX and Norfolk Southern train tracks, and over an access road.  Also, 0.56 miles of Front Street will be repaired and resurfaced.  New waterlines, sanitary sewers and storm sewers will be installed between North Rocky River Drive and Second Street.  The intersections at Lou Groza Blvd. and Depot Street will be re-aligned into one intersection with new overhead signals. Decorative lights will be placed along Front Street north of Fourth Avenue.

Contractor:       The Great Lakes Construction Company

Bid Amount:      $17,891,502.88

Completion Date:     July 31, 2011

All dates and times are approximate and weather dependent.  For statewide construction and road condition information visit www.BuckeyeTraffic.org.

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 For more information, contact the ODOT District 12 Communications Office at 216.584.2005 or 2006.