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ODOT District 12 


Vrooman Road Bridge, Lake County
The Vrooman Road Bridge replacement project was designed to enhance public safety by creating better intersection geometry, roadway alignments and eliminating the hazard of flooding. 


 Finding of No Significant Impact


 Environmental Assessment Document

Hard copies of the Environmental Assessment are available for public review at the following locations:
ODOT District 12
5500 Transportation Boulevard
Garfield Heights, Ohio 44125
Leroy Township Community Center
13028 Leroy Center Road
Leroy Township, Ohio 44077
Western Reserve Land Conservancy
70 South Park Place
Painesville, OH 44077
Lake County Engineer Office
Leroy Township Community Center
550 Blackbrook Road
Painesville, Ohio 44077
Morley Library – Painesville
184 Phelps Street
Painesville, Ohio  44077

Perry Public Library
3753 Main Street
Perry, Ohio 44081

Lake County Commissioners Office
105 Main Street
Painesville, Ohio 44077

1299 Superior Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44114-3204

Lake County Planning Commission
125 Erie Street
Painesville, Oho 44077

City of Painesville
7 Richmond Street
Painesville, Ohio 44077

ODNR-Scenic Rivers NEO Office
2010 Milton Blvd., P.O. Box 441
Newton Falls, Ohio 44444





If you have questions regarding the Vrooman Road Bridge construction please contact:

ODOT District 12 Public Information

 Lake County Engineer's Office


 Project Information


The Ohio Department of Transportation District 12 and the Lake County Engineers Office are working together to finalize plans for the Vrooman Rd. bridge. This project is expected to be bid to a contractor toward the end of 2017.

Where is the Vrooman Road Bridge located?
The Vrooman Road Bridge crosses over the Grand River in Perry and LeRoy Townships in Lake County.

Why is there a need to replace the Vrooman Road Bridge?
This project is necessary to replace an aging bridge, enhance public safety with better intersection geometry, better alignments for travel in snowy and icy conditions and elimination of flood hazard.

How much will it cost to replace the Vrooman Road Bridge?
The bridge is estimated to cost between $28 and 32 million.

How is the project being funded?
This project will be funded by the NOACA State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) and the County Engineers Association of Ohio.


 Environmental Concerns Being Addressed


Scenic River
The Vrooman Road Bridge sits over the Grand River, which is a State designated “Wild and Scenic River.”  The portion of the river under the bridge is designated as a “wild” river.  Proposed improvements of the bridge will be developed to minimize impacts to the river.

Cultural Resources
Investigation and documentation of archeological sites within the projects limits will be completed prior to the project. 

Identified wetlands will be avoided where possible and mitigation measures will be enacted as necessary. 

Other Environmental Factors
Several public comments have been received that noted concerns with noise, alignments, safety and other issues.  All of these and more are being fully researched and investigated.  As additional documentation is developed to address these concerns updated information will be made available.


 Current Vrooman Road Bridge




 Location of Vrooman Road Bridge

View Vrooman Road Bridge in a larger map

 Alternatives Considered in the Planning Process


*Other alternatives being considered


 Public Meeting Documents


 Environmental Documents