By Jeff Gallatin
Motorists and Lake Road residents should be prepared to be in the proverbial good news, bad news situation for several weeks on the well-traveled roadway.
Project officials have scheduled the start of the several-hundred-thousand-dollar resurfacing project on Lake Road (U.S. 6) to start today and last through Sept. 30. The work is being done as a joint project between the city of Bay Village and the Ohio Department of Transportation.
Mayor Debbie Sutherland said the inconvenience of traffic delays while the project is being completed will ultimately be offset by the easier traveling once the redone roadway is completed.
“It’s going to be a lot easier to drive on,” she said. “It’s something that has needed to be done, and we really appreciate the state working as closely with us as it has. They made sure it was on the schedule for work to get done this year, instead of waiting until next year.”
Borders for the project work extend from Porter Creek Drive at the Huntington Reservation to the Avon Lake corporation line. Traffic will be maintained at all times; however, delays can be expected in the traffic lanes where the resurfacing work is being completed. The construction contract allows the contractor to work from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Bay Village service Director Dan Galli said most of the daily work will be done during normal business hours.
“The contractor has indicated that they will most likely not work on the weekends, unless weather causes a delay,” he said. “Furthermore, the contractor looks to complete their daily construction operations by 5 p.m. Any disruption at a residential driveway apron will be temporary, and traffic will be maintained in both directions with the
use of flaggers at all times. The contractor anticipates completing this project within a three-week period.”
Galli said the city service department will have an inspector on the site during all active construction operations.
“Safety is always a concern,” he said. “People are encouraged to observe all barricades, construction equipment and working personnel. Please caution children to keep a safe distance from all equipment and excavated sections of roadway, curb and sidewalks.”
Galli said if people have any questions, they should call the Bay Village Service Department project inspector at 440-899-3422.