The city is moving forward with plans to put permanent gates at Riverview and Vaughn roads.
The gates would discourage drivers from trying to use the road when it is closed for flooding, a common occurrence whenever it rains in Brecksville. Mayor Jerry N. Hruby announced the plan last December, after a heavy rain left a driver stranded.
The city’s Service Department will be building and installing the gates this fall, Director of Public Services Ron Weidig told City Council at Tuesday’s meeting. Council approved a purchase requisition for about $3,500 for supplies.
Weidig said that when the city has closed the road off in the past, people would often drive around and get stuck in the rushing water. These gates will be secured in the middle, so that if someone does try to drive through, they will be stopped with minimum damage or injury.
The gates should be installed in mid-November, Weidig said.
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