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State Route 237 (Front Street) Closure to Take Place Monday, June 1
Access to southbound Front Street no longer maintained from First Ave./Lou Groza Blvd. 

Garfield Heights (May 26, 2009, 1:48 PM) Beginning Monday, June 1, 2009 crews will close State Route 237 (Front Street) between Second Avenue and a point between the CSX and Norfolk Southern railroad tracks.  Access to southbound Front Street will no longer be maintained from First Avenue/Lou Groza Boulevard. 

Motorists will be detoured via Bagley Road and North Rocky River Drive. (*Please note: Heavy truck traffic will be detoured via Engle Road.)

Access to businesses north of the Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks remains from North Rocky River Drive only. 

Depot Street remains closed between Columbus Street and Front Street as crews work to realign the Depot Street intersection with Lou Groza Boulevard.  Access to Depot Street is from Bagley Road via North Rocky River Drive only. 

Work to realign Lou Groza Boulevard and Depot Street is expected to be complete by approximately mid-July.  Upon completion, the new intersection will reopen to east/west traffic.

Front Street will remain closed until approximately late October 2010 as crews work to construct a grade separation to carry Front Street traffic over the CSX and Norfolk Southern railroad tracks and an access road.

Access to driveways will be maintained throughout the project however access points will vary as construction progresses. For up-to-date project information visit www.BuckeyeTraffic.org.

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:  October 28, 2010 

All dates and times are approximate and weather dependent. 


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