Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Is your road a wreck? See if it made the list.
Earlier this year, Fairlawn officials drove the streets and rated each one based on how badly it needed repaired. Mayor William Roth and Deputy Service Director Ernie Staten have picked the five worst and have nearly $2 to spend on some tender love and care. "We feel comfortable and really want to push the envelope this year," Roth said. "We're using inheritance tax and Permissive Tax Funds to pay for these repairs so we won't be assessing the residents." Roth also wants to spend $100,000 on concrete slab replacements. "There was one year where we couldn't do any road repair because of the economy," Roth said. "This way we will not incur debt and pay in cash." Here are the roads (and the repairs) on Roth's list, as well as his comments…
Monday, September 24, 2012
In preparation for winter, construction around town continues on our Interstate 77 on and off ramps.
If you'll be traveling at night the next few weeks, you better take note. Interstate 77 on and off ramps will be under construction starting Monday night. The following ramp closures will take place nightly from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. starting tonight through Sept. 26 for pavement repairs: The following ramp closures will take place nightly from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. staring Sept. 26, through Friday morning, Sept. 28, for pavement repairs.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The road was supposed to open the first week of September.
Because of problems with different utilities departments, the Trunko Road widening project is running behind schedule. Fairlawn Deputy Service Director Ernie Staten gave city council an update Monday night. The road was supposed to be open the first week of this month, but now it's looking as if it might open between the middle and end of the month, Staten said. Trunko closed on July 17. When crews arrived on construction day, they found that the utility department did not show up and mark lines like they were supposed to, Staten said. The company also marked a line wrong which led to a gas leak on Aug. 6. No work could be done at the site for 17 days, Staten said, and because Trunko Road is owned by Fairlawn, the construction crew could …
Friday, August 10, 2012
Read on and stay ahead of the traffic.
Construction season is in full swing, which is good for local infrastructure, but discouraging for drivers trying to motor from point A to B. To avoid the congestion and traffic jams, make note of the closures and construction below: • State Route 8 southbound from Howe Avenue in Cuyahoga Falls to East North Street in Akron will be reduced to two lanes for asphalt resurfacing from 7 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday. The same stretch will be narrowed to one lane on Aug. 18-19, reports the Akron Beacon Journal. • The Route 8 Howe Avenue entrance ramps will be closed from 7 a.m. Aug. 17 through 6 a.m. Aug. 20. • The State Route 8 Glenwood Avenue entrance ramps will be closed from 7 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday due to bridge repairs. …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Several roads in Bath Township will get some TLC this construction season.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Several of the city's concrete roads are in disrepair, but that will change soon.
You may have noticed several of Fairlawn's concrete roads marked with orange spray paint, usually around sewer holes. That's because Fairlawn officials are preparing to get concrete road repair started very soon. At Monday's Council Committee of the Whole meeting, members discussed accepting the bid of Perrin Asphalt, the company that completed the roundabout at Jacoby and Ridgewood roads. The city estimated the repairs to cost around $205,000, but Perrin's estimates came in at roughly $177,000. "They've done excellent work in the past with us," said Deputy Service Director Ernie Staten. "I'd like to see council go forward with accepting their bid." The program will cover trouble spots on Trunko Road at Chamberlain Road and Stanley Road. …
Monday, April 23, 2012
The Ohio Department of Transportation will repair the bridge over Interstate 77 and the road will be closed for 60 days.
Continuing with the Ohio Department of Transportation's bridge repairs in Bath Township, Shade Road will close on April 30 for 60 days. ODOT is already working to repair the Ghent and Martadale Road bridges. Martadale Road will re-open in mid May, according to ODOT. Concrete has already been poured on one side of the Ghent Road bridge, and a lane closure shift will happen mid-June, ODOT representatives said. The project will be finished in September.
Monday, April 16, 2012
The surprise announcement came at Monday night's Cuyahoga Falls City Council meeting.
Ready for the next big box store in Cuyahoga Falls? Menards, a Wisconsin-based, home improvement retailer, will join Giant Eagle and act as the second anchor store in the much-anticipated Portage Crossing development, said Robert Stark, CEO of Stark Enterprises, during Monday night's Cuyahoga Falls Committee meeting. The "prototypical" design calls for a two-story, 236,000 sq. ft. facility, which, formalities aside, will be situated at the northern end of the 28-acre parcel off State Road and Portage Trail, he said. Menards, centered in 13 midwestern states, sells building materials, hardware, electrical, millwork, wall coverings, plumbing and housewares, and features an outdoor garden center, according to menards.com. Monday's news …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Several roads and bridges will be repaired this spring and summer.
As soon as the first sign of spring arrives (even though we never really had a winter), those orange barrels will be out in full force. In Bath Township, barrels are already lining the Ghent Road bridge over Interstate 77 and soon they'll be lining the other bridges in the township. At Monday's Bath Trustees meeting, Township Administrator Bill Snow said the Martadale bridge will close for 60 days starting March 12. The Ghent Road bridge will be down to two lanes all summer as soon as the weather is nice enough to re-stripe the lanes. Trustees approved allocating $25,000 to the Everett Road bridge project to add 2 feet on each side for safer foot traffic. Snow said Richfield Village and the county will also contribute. Is your road on this…
Thursday, February 23, 2012
The bridges will be closed, or have traffic reduced for reconstruction.
Starting March 5, the Ohio Department of Transportation will close the Martadale Road bridge, and reduce traffic to two lanes on the Ghent Road bridge. Both bridges cross Interstate 77 in Bath Township. Township Administrator William Snow said he didn't know how long the bridges would be under construction, but township Trustee James Nelson said the contractors signed an agreement to have both jobs finished in 60 days. There will be no detours for the Ghent bridge construction and Snow expects more information about both projects to come from the state on Friday. Check back for more details. These are the first two bridges to undergo reconstruction this year. There are seven total, said Snow. Township officials are currently working with…