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2023 Construction Projects
Porter Rd and Lansing Dr Waterline Replacement and Roadway Rehabilitation
Westlake, Ohio – In a significant development for the city's infrastructure, the Engineering Department, in accordance with authorization from the City Council during their meeting on March 2, 2023, has finalized plans for the installation of a new 8-inch water main and various repairs to the sanitary and storm sewer systems. These improvements will be carried out on Porter Road, spanning from Center Ridge Rd south to the south corporation line, and Lansing Drive, from Porter Road to the western corporation line. Additionally, the project entails the elimination of roadside ditches where necessary. Upon completion of all water and sewer work, the affected roadways will be resurfaced, providing a comprehensive upgrade for the area.
The ambitious undertaking will involve upgrading approximately 4,100 feet of waterline and 4,100 feet of pavement. Lansing Drive will witness the replacement of 1,600 linear feet of waterline, alongside storm sewer improvements and the elimination of roadside ditches, culminating in the final step of repaving the street. Porter Road's scope of work encompasses the replacement of 2,500 linear feet of waterline, in addition to sanitary and storm sewer repairs, including the enclosure of certain roadside ditches.
As the project progresses, Lansing Drive is expected to commence construction first, with late April to early May targeted for the initial phase. Porter Road's work is scheduled to start in June, later in the construction season. While every effort will be made to maintain two-way traffic throughout the project, it is advised that an alternate route be considered due to potential traffic backups and delays within the construction zone.
Bid Info: On Friday, April 14, 2023, at 2:00 p.m., the bid for the project was opened, with Fechko Excavating emerging as the low bidder. For more comprehensive details regarding the bid, please consult our Bid Tabs.
Update: We are pleased to announce that the project is set to commence on May 30th. This milestone marks the beginning of the crucial water and sewer infrastructure upgrades for Porter Road and Lansing Drive, reflecting the city's commitment to improving essential services and maintaining a high standard of living for its residents.
Stay tuned for further updates as the project unfolds and progresses toward its completion.
2023 Asphalt Repair Crocker Rd (Detroit to Hilliard ) & Dover Center Rd (Center Ridge Rd to Corp)
Project Details: Westlake, Ohio May, 19th, 2023 – The City of Westlake has put in place a comprehensive road rehabilitation project aimed at improving the driving surface and overall infrastructure on Crocker Rd and Dover Center Rd. The initiative, authorized by the City Council during their meeting on March 2, 2023, will address asphalt repairs and various enhancements within the designated right-of-way areas.
Crocker Road, spanning from Detroit Rd south to Hilliard Blvd, will undergo a significant scope of work, including the removal and replacement of the top three inches of asphalt over an approximate area of 50,000 square yards. Additionally, the project will encompass repairs to catch basins, curbs, and handicap ramps, along with re-striping the roadway to meet current standards. This comprehensive endeavor aims to restore the driving surface for motor vehicles moving north and south on Crocker Road.
Likewise, Dover Center Road, extending from Center Ridge Rd south to the North Olmsted Corporate Line, will see substantial improvements. Approximately 17,000 square yards of the top three inches of asphalt will be removed and replaced, accompanied by repairs to catch basins, curbs, and handicap ramps. The re-striping of the roadway to meet current standards is also part of the project's agenda. These enhancements on Dover Center Road will contribute to the restoration of the driving surface for motor vehicles.
Update: Commencing in early to mid-May 2023, the City of Westlake will initiate the repaving process on Dover Center Rd, specifically from Center Ridge Rd to the North Olmsted Corporation Line. Karvo Companies, the successful bidder, has been contracted to undertake the project, which aims to provide significant street improvements for the designated area. During the construction period, residents and motorists in the vicinity may experience inconveniences such as noise, detours, and delays when entering or leaving their streets or neighborhoods. To minimize disruptions, a detour route will be implemented for northbound traffic, while southbound traffic will remain open. Message boards will be installed in the work zone, providing essential detour information.
Bid Info: On Wednesday, March 31, 2023, at 2:00 p.m., the bid for the project was opened. Karvo Companies emerged as the low bidder, securing the contract for the road rehabilitation project. For more detailed information regarding the bid, please refer to our comprehensive Bid Tabs.
This vital infrastructure initiative represents the City of Westlake's commitment to maintaining and enhancing the roadways within its jurisdiction. The project's completion will greatly benefit the community, ensuring smoother and safer travel for residents and visitors alike. Stay tuned for further updates as the road rehabilitation project progresses towards completion.