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State Route 237 (Front Street) Closure to Take Place Monday, May 4
Berea 

Garfield Heights (April 28, 2009, 3:56 PM) Beginning Monday May 4, 2009 crews will close State Route 237 (Front Street) completely from a point between the CSX and Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks to First Avenue (Lou Groza Boulevard). 

Access to the Lou Groza Boulevard/Front Street intersection will be maintained from Bagley Road only.  Motorists traveling north on Front Street may still access Lou Groza Blvd. in the eastbound direction.  Motorists traveling west on Lou Groza Blvd. may also access Front Street in the southbound direction.

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

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

Within the coming month, the intersections at Front Street and Lou Groza Boulevard and Front Street and 2nd Avenue will be closed entirely for a period not to exceed 35 days.  Details will be forthcoming. 

Front Street will remain closed until approximately August 31, 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:  July 31, 2011

All dates and times are approximate and weather dependent. 

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FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT THE ODOT DISTRICT 12 PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE:

Jocelynn Clemings 216.584.2006 or Faye Callahan 216.584.2005