From the Engineer's Office

March 2016


The Engineering Department reports the following activities for last month:

  • Four (4) Right-Of-Way Permits were issued
    • Three (3) for gas line repairs, and one (1) for fiber conduit installation.

  • The site plan was reviewed and approved for the True North/Shell Station redevelopment project at the corner of Brecksville & Rockside Roads.

  • Two (2) bids were received on February 17th for the 2016 Crack Seal Program.
    • Ordinance 2016-33 on tonight’s agenda would authorize a contract with Specialized Construction, Inc. in the amount of $128,150.

  • We coordinated with consulting engineer, Atwell, LLC to prepare plans and bid documents and to advertise for the Rockside Place Roadway Improvements and Streetscape Project.  This work is in connection with the Springhill Suites Hotel project, and includes new sidewalks, street trees, and street lighting
    • One bid was received on March 1st which was deemed valid and acceptable.
    • Ordinance 2016-35 on tonight’s agenda would authorize a contract with S.E.T., Inc. in the amount of $744,453.
      • We are hopeful to complete construction on the project in time for the Republican National Convention (RNC) this July.

  • We coordinated with consulting engineer, E.L. Robinson Engineering, to prepare and submit an EPA Water Supply Revolving Loan Account (WSRLA) Low-Interest Loan Application for the Brecksville Road Water Main Replacement Project in the amount of $2,622,500.
    • This project loan funding, if secured, would allow us to replace the deficient water main on Brecksville Road generally from the north end of Maple Shade Cemetery north to Granger Road.
    • We hope to hear award announcements from the EPA sometime this summer.

  • Lastly, the spring showers and summer thunderstorm season will soon be upon us, and we’d ask every resident to do their part to:
    • keep catch basin grates free of debris
    • NOT dump grass clippings, leaves, or any other yard waste material into creeks, streams, roadside ditches or drainage swales
    • and NOT to store firewood or any other small objects alongside banks of creeks or streams, as this material easily gets washed away during significant rain events, causing major problems in the downstream drainage systems.