Project Proposed to Restore Slope at Northfield Road Bridge over Tinkers Creek
GARFIELD HEIGHTS (Monday, August 20, 2012) – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is currently working on plans to permanently restore a slope and prevent future erosion issues at the Northfield Road (State Route 8) bridge over Tinkers Creek in the city of Bedford.
The Northfield Road bridge over Tinkers Creek, State Route 14, the Cleveland Metroparks and the Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway was originally constructed in 1930 and rebuilt on the existing foundations in 1985.
A recent inspection of the structure recommended making repairs to improve the slope erosion. The purpose of the proposed project is to repair an eroded slope and to prevent future erosion under the south end of the bridge over the Bedford Reservation.
In order to properly stabilize the slope, ODOT must acquire property from the Cleveland Metroparks and have access to the area via Bedford Chagrin Parkway. ODOT is currently working with the Cleveland Metroparks to finalize these aspects of the project. Traffic will not be impacted during this work.
The project will use federal and state funding and work is scheduled to begin in 2014.
Ohio’s highways are essential to keeping and creating new jobs. With a mission to provide easy movement of people and goods from place to place, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is responsible for maintaining one of the largest transportation networks in the nation. Guided by ethical principles and accountability, ODOT works to improve safety, enhance travel and advance economic development. As a $2.8 billion enterprise, the department wisely invests in its core services of snow and ice removal, annual construction program and highway maintenance operations.
For more information contact:
or email D12.PublicInformation@dot.state.oh.us
The ODOT District 12 Communications Office at (216) 584-2005