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State Route 8 (Northfield Road) resurfacing project to begin July 25

Two-way traffic maintained on State Route 8; three I-480 ramps to close

GARFIELD HEIGHTS (Wednesday, July 13, 2016) – On July 25, crews in coordination of the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the cities of Bedford Heights and Maple Heights will begin resurfacing operations on a segment of State Route 8 (Northfield Road) between Raymond Street and Miles Road. Effected municipalities include Bedford Heights, Maple Heights, North Randall, and Warrensville Heights.

Mayor Fletcher Berger of Bedford Heights said, “We are thrilled that the much needed repair work on Northfield Road is going to begin. Without ODOT, this project would not be going forward. This is a multi-city project between the cities of Bedford Heights and Maple Heights. ODOT is putting forth the funding that has enabled this project.”

​Two lanes southbound and one lane northbound of through traffic will remain open on Northfield Road while the project is underway. However, the entrance ramps from Northfield Road to I-480 westbound and Mueti Drive to I-480 eastbound, as well as the exit ramp from I-480 eastbound to Northfield Road will be closed to traffic effective July 25. The ramps will remain closed through late October.


Detours are as followed:

To detour around the Northfield Road entrance ramp to I-480 westbound
, motorists should continue on Northfield Road northbound and turn left onto State Route 43 (Miles Road), go south onto Warrensville Center Road and enter onto I-480 westbound. (Click on map A for a full-size image.)

To detour around the exit ramp from I-480 eastbound to ​

Northfield Road, motorists should exit I-480 to Warrensville Center

Road northbound. Northfield Road can then be reached via Warrensville Center Road northbound and Miles Road eastbound. Please be advised that the suggest detour exit ramp to Warrensville Center Road comes before the exit ramp to Northfield Road. (See map B)

​To detour around theMueti Drive entrance ramp to I-480 eastbound, motorists should follow Northfield Road southbound to Rockside Road eastbound and enter I-480 eastbound from Rockside Road. (See map C)

Project Facts:

Overview: Resurfacing on Northfield Road

Contractor: CATTS Construction

Bid Amount: $1,271,540.47

Estimated completion date: October 2016

About ODOT:

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 Public Information Office at (216) 584-2005 or email