Thursday, November 3, 2011
Construction is expected to wrap up by the end of the month.
The renovated Brecksville Town Center was officially unveiled Thursday morning amid the sounds of construction. The project was expected to be done in time for the ribbon cutting, but a wet summer and fall pushed construction back just a bit. Denise Blank, property manager at The Snider Company, said everything should be done by the end of November. Gregory W. Barrow, the vice president of construction services at Visconsi Companies Ltd., said the company studied the traffic patterns at the center when designing the renovations, and noticed that people liked to wander around a bit, visiting multiple stores. They incorporated that into the design, creating what looks like a collection of small shops. The renovations, which started with a …
Monday, September 12, 2011
The road will be closed for part of the morning and afternoon.
Brecksville drivers may want to note that part of Oakes Road is scheduled to be closed Wednesday morning and afternoon. According to information from the Ohio Department of Transportation, the part of the road that runs over Interstate 77 is scheduled to be closed from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Concrete for the sidewalks will be poured at that time. There will be a detour via Barr Road. The construction is dependent on the weather.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
New and ongoing improvements to the city were the focus of much of Tuesday’s council meeting.
City Council discussed a variety of updates and improvements residents can expect to see around Brecksville during Tuesday’s committee and regular meetings at City Hall. Here’s a quick look at some of them:
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Drivers will be detoured to Oakes Road.
Update, 4:25 p.m., Aug. 10, 2011: The construction on Highland Drive has been postponed until Thursday because of forecasted rain, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation. The construction was originally scheduled for Wednesday. Instead, the part of the road that runs over Interstate 77 will be closed from 6 p.m. until 2 a.m. on Thursday, depending on weather. The original article is below. *** The part of Highland Drive that runs over Interstate 77 will be closed from 6 p.m. until about 2 a.m. on Wednesday for construction, according to information from the Ohio Department of Transportation. Drivers will be detoured to Oakes Road. The project is dependent on the weather.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Residents in Echo Hills, Snowville Road and Dewey Road will be affected.
Water will be shut off for a number of residents Thursday night as the construction on the Snowville Road sanitary sewer project continues. Gerald Wise, the city’s engineer, said during Tuesday’s City Council committee meeting that construction crews have to raise the water main for part of the construction, which means service will have to be shut off. Wise said this will affect all of Echo Hills, Snowville Road from about 1,000 feet west of Dewey Road to where the street ends and the portion of Dewey Road that is located in Brecksville. Water will be shut off at 10 p.m. and should be back on at 5 a.m., he said.
The construction should be done by midnight.
A portion of Highland Drive is scheduled to be closed at 6 p.m. Wednesday, according to information from the Ohio Department of Transportation. The part of Highland Drive that runs over Interstate 77 will be closed from 6 p.m. until midnight for construction, and drivers will be detoured to Barr and Oakes roads, according to the department. The work depends on the weather.
Monday, July 25, 2011
Traffic will be restricted while construction is completed.
While the sanitary sewer construction along Snowville Road is being completed, that portion of the road will only be open to eastbound traffic, according to information from the city engineer. Beginning today, Snowville Road will only be open to one-way traffic from Brecksville Road to Dewey Road. Westbound traffic will be detoured. The road is expected to be re-opened by September 2. According to the information from the city engineer, the contractor said the closure would speed up the project by 30 days.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
The project began at the end of June.
The renovations at the Brecksville Town Center are in progress. Construction at the Brecksville Town Center began at the end of June, according to a press release from The Snider Company. The release noted that crews have been taking down the facades of the buildings at either end of the center and updating other areas like storm sewers. In June, Denise Blank, property manager at the Snider Company, said the renovations would make the center look more like a “main street” with distinctly different fronts for the businesses and stores. The center’s name also changed from the Brecksville Shopping Center to the Brecksville Town Center.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Council approved resolutions related to some new construction projects and heard updates on Tuesday’s flood.
Much of the time set aside for the committee meetings before Tuesday’s City Council meeting was used to discuss yesterday’s flooding. Overnight rains closed some roads, and city employees were out in the early hours of the morning, trying to keep everything under control. While there were a number of areas with flood damage—mainly Mill Road—many other places around town stood up well to the storm, Mayor Jerry N. Hruby said. He added that the places where the city has invested money did well. Fire Chief Ed Egut noted that the damage was only a small percentage of what the city saw in the 2006 floods. In other council news:
Monday, July 11, 2011
The library is undergoing a number of improvements this summer.
The Brecksville branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library has been less than quiet this summer. The library is going through a number of improvements this summer, said branch manager Cathy Schultis. Work is still being finished on the roof, and various repairs are being made to some of the bricks and stones around the building. The skylights and the heating and air conditioning units were replaced earlier this summer. The roofing company, Campopiano Roofing, was the main contractor on the projects, Schultis said, and subcontractors have been working on other parts of the project.