Work continues on Middle Avenue. Crews have been busy with concrete work including new curbs on the south end between 16th and 17th Streets and by St. Mary’s, updated ADA curb ramps and corresponding sidewalks, foundations for the traffic poles and control boxes and miscellaneous flat work. Crews continue to work on manhole casting and valve box adjustments as needed in preparation for paving next week.
Paving of the top course is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, 8/11, weather permitting. The paving will begin in the downtown, so parking will be restricted. No Parking signs will be posted on Monday, 8/10. Crews will then pave the remainder of Middle Avenue on Wednesday and Thursday, and hopefully finish with intersection work on Friday. With the final asphalt course in place, Smith Paving can begin working on the enhanced crosswalks. The crosswalk construction will require roadway closures.
Currently, the crosswalks at 5th and 6th Streets are scheduled to be completed first. All efforts will be made to get this work completed before school starts on 8/19. Detours will be posted. A schedule for the crosswalks will be emailed to you as well as posted on our website.
Please remember, this area is a CONSTRUCTION ZONE~ SLOW DOWN!! Delays should be expected. Awareness of the construction and consideration for the work zone will help make this a safe and successful project.
Crews worked this past Saturday to try and get ahead before school starts. Curb ramps and concrete flat work will continue to progress. Tentatively, the final asphalt course is planned for the week of August 10th. After the asphalt paving is complete, work on the enhanced crosswalks will begin.The crosswalk construction will require roadway closures. More information will be provided regarding each closure, but for your information, the first two crosswalks to be constructed will be at 5th Street and 6th Street. The contractor will push to get this work completed before the start of school, but the schedule is very tight.
Again, more information will be provided in the near future. Please remember, this area is a CONSTRUCTION ZONE~ SLOW DOWN!! Delays should be expected. Awareness of the construction and consideration for the work zone will help make this a safe and successful project.
Work on Middle Avenue continues to progress. Full depth pavement repairs are complete. Curb work in front of St. Mary’s church, between 16th and 17th, and at the traffic island on Oberlin Rd. is in progress. The intermediate course will be paved in the areas that were milled. The paving has begin in the downtown area, so PARKING ON MIDDLE AVENUE WILL BE PROHIBITED DURING THIS TIME. SIGNS WILL BE POSTED. AND, TRAFFIC WILL BE AFFECTED… PLEASE BE PATIENT.
Curb ramps, sidewalk , and certain drive apron is also taking place. The weather, as you know, has been a hit or miss issue. Some construction activities are weather dependent. So, please continue to be patient as we move forward with this project.
It’s the four-lane road that brings southern Elyrians into and out of downtown, but if you ask south-side residents, it is a major city thoroughfare that has seen only minor repairs. Long before the new Elyria High School — a $70 million building sprawling across two city blocks — went up, the biggest economic investment the 5th Ward has seen in years, residents in the ward have waited patiently for a facelift for Middle Avenue.
From a city standpoint, the sticking point has always been the funding. Funded through the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency, Ohio Department of Transportation, Ohio Public Works Commission and even a slice of the city’s windfall proceeds, a $3.6 million reconstruction project is set to commence later this year. There will be new curbs and curb ramps, a bike path, decorative light fixtures and the crumbling medians will be reconstructed. They road will take on a more boulevard-like look and feel. Click here for the full story.
The schedule has changed for milling the pavement. The Shelly Company will be out Monday 6/22 to begin grinding off the asphalt pavement. The inside lanes will be the first milling phase. Construction traffic will increase during this phase, so please be alert.Businesses between Broad Street and 3rd Street will be notified when the milling is scheduled for that area. Parking will NOT be permitted during this time. The weather, as you know, has been a hit or miss issue. Some construction activities are weather dependent. So, please continue to be patient as we move forward with this project. Information provided by the Engineering Department.