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Elyria says more improvements coming in spring


ELYRIA — In a new project announced Thursday, the city is proposing right-of-way, curb and curb ramp and bike lane improvements to Second Street, East Avenue and Broad Street beginning in the spring.

The proposed project is the second phase of a project started last year and this phase expected to cost $550,000, according to the city Engineer’s Office. It would affect the portion of Second Street between Water Street and East Avenue; East Avenue between Third Street and Broad Street; and Broad Street between West Avenue and Cedar Street.

Proposed improvements along the downtown streets include:

 Replacing and upgrading street lighting;

 replacing deteriorated curb and curb ramps to meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards;

 providing shared bike lane pavement markings;

 extending two-way traffic on Second Street to Water Street;

 providing upgraded stamped concrete crosswalks at both Broad Street and Second Street at West Avenue, and also midblock on Second Street between Middle and East avenues.

According to the Engineering Department, the proposed improvements are “critical to downtown revitalization efforts and promote safety and efficiency, business attraction and retention, create a friendly atmosphere for pedestrians and bicyclists, and help connect important assets,” a news release stated.

Access to properties within the work zone will be maintained at all times.

Questions or comments concerning the project — which must be submitted by 4 p.m. Jan. 8 — should be directed in writing to Kathryn McKillips at the City of Elyria Engineer’s Office, 131 Court St., Elyria, OH 44035; by email at or by calling (440) 326-1444.

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