Taylor Road Construction Ready to Begin on Thursday
Major work begins on April 5 at 7:30 a.m.
GARFIELD HEIGHTS (Tuesday, April 3, 2012) – On Thursday, April 5, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), the city of Cleveland Heights and Perk Company, Inc. will begin a project to resurface Taylor Road between Euclid Heights Boulevard and Bayreuth Road.
The one-and-a-half mile resurfacing project will be completed in two phases. Phase I, which begins April 5, will shift all traffic to the east half of Taylor Road and traffic will be maintained in the following configuration:
· Between Euclid Heights Blvd. and Mayfield Road, one southbound lane and two northbound lanes;
· Between Mayfield Road and Monticello Blvd. one southbound lane, one northbound lane and one dual-center turning lane; and
· Between Monticello Blvd. and Bayreuth Road, one southbound lane and one northbound lane.
At the following Taylor Road intersections there will be dedicated turn lanes:
· At Euclid Heights Blvd. there will be dedicated left turn lanes on north and southbound Taylor Road for access to Euclid Heights Blvd.;
· At Mayfield Road there will be a dedicated left turn lane on southbound Taylor Road and a dedicated right turn lane on northbound Taylor Road for access Mayfield Road; and
· At Monticello Blvd. there will be a dedicated left turn lane on northbound Taylor Road for access to Monticello Blvd.
During Phase II, traffic will be shifted to the west half of Taylor Road and will be maintained with at least one lane in each direction.
Work will take place Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with occasional weekend work when necessary. There will not be any overnight work on this project.
The entire project repairs the concrete base and resurfaces Taylor Road between Euclid Heights Blvd. and Bayreuth Road and removes the eastern-most lane on Taylor Road, nearest to the shopping center, to make the road five lanes wide between Euclid Heights Blvd. and Mayfield Road. The traffic signals at Severance Center Access and Hollister Road will also be permanently removed as part of this project. Work is scheduled to be complete in September 2012.
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:
The ODOT District 12 Communications Office at (216) 584-2005 or email D12.PublicInformation@dot.state.oh.us