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State Route 237 (Front Street) pre-phase work to begin Monday, February 16
Berea 

Garfield Heights (February 13, 2009, 10:24 AM)On Monday, February 16 crews will begin pre-phase work to construct a 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.

During this pre-phase work, crews will institute temporary traffic control zones on State Route 237 between Fourth Avenue and a point between the CSX and Norfolk Southern railroad tracks in order to complete sanitary, storm sewer and waterline work.  One lane will be maintained in each direction during peak hours as this work takes place.  Only minor impacts to traffic are expected.

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.   

Prior to May 4, 2009, the Ohio Department of Transportation and City of Berea will hold a public meeting to discuss the project in its entirety.  Details on that meeting will be forthcoming.

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:       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 PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE:

Jocelynn Clemings 216.584.2006, Faye Callahan 216.584.2005 or Mark Ziaja 216.584.2007