NORTH RIDGEVILLE – Motorists traveling a short stretch of Chestnut Ridge Road will be inconvenienced for a six-week period starting Sept. 30 as contractors begin work on the third of a five-phase improvement project.
Traffic will be routed eastbound only through Nov. 15 for approximately a third-of-a-mile west from the Cuyahoga County line near Mills Road.
The $435,000 job is being done by Tri Mor, Corp., a Twinsburg-based company whose crews will pulverize the existing road surface and then mix a series of additives into the pulverized asphalt that will be used as an intermediate surface, according to City Engineer Scott Wangler said.
Another 1½ inches of new asphalt will be put on top of the crushed asphalt.
“This is a process that’s been used for awhile,” Wangler said. “They basically recycle what’s already there.”
The work will also see the roadway widened a foot in both eastbound and westbound lanes from 10 to 11 feet, and 4-foot shoulders added in both directions as was done along previously completed sections of the road.
The work is part of a long-term construction project to re-build 2.45 miles of Chestnut Ridge Road from the CuyahogaCounty line to Root Road, according to Assistant City Engineer Cathy Becker.
The entire project is estimated to cost $1.8 million, although bid estimates are yet to be received for the final two phases, Becker said.
The portion of work to begin next week will also require the temporary relocation of a number of residential mailboxes.
The final two phases of improvements have not yet been scheduled but could begin next year, according to Wangler.
That work will see the rebuilding of a roughly mile-long stretch of the road from Bainbridge running southwest to Root Road.
The first portion of work will extend from Bainbridge to the Ohio Turnpike, while the fifth and final portion will extend from the Turnpike to Root Road, according to Assistant City Engineer Cathy Becker.
The city is putting up approximately 40 percent of the costs of each phase of the work through its street fund.
The remaining 60 percent of costs are being paid for through loans and grants from the Ohio Public Works Commission.
The entire project is expected to be done by 2015.
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