Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Ribbon cutting for long-awaited project will be at 10 a.m.
The long awaited I-90 Nagel Road Interchange is scheduled to officially open on Thursday, Dec. 20 at 10 a.m. Avon Mayor Jim Smith and other dignitaries will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Attendees are asked to enter the event from the north, from the intersection of Chester Road and Nagel Road. "After everyone clears out (from the ceremony), the road will be open to traffic," a source at the mayor's office said. Project manager Don Damyanic said the road should be open by noon. "Motorists are strongly urged to use caution while becoming familiar with the new lane assignments, signals and traffic patterns," Damyanic said. An invitation-only reception will follow at Petitti’s Garden Center in Avon following the ceremony. On Dec. 5, Smith …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Project opens nine months ahead of schedule.
The long awaited I-90 / Nagel Road interchange is expected to open at the end of December, Project Manager Don Damyanic and Mayor Jim Smith confirmed today. “We’ll know about 72 hours ahead of time,” Smith said of the opening, which is 9 months ahead of schedule. “It’s a moving target; the weather has a lot to do with it.” Damyanic announced earlier this week that three roads would re-open tomorrow, Dec. 5. “All of the paving and striping is now complete,” Damyanic said. “What is left are traffic signals, lights, signs, and some safety items. We have had to wait on First Energy to complete some work as their forces are thinned as many workers are still on the east coast after the hurricane.” Smith said the opening will most likely include …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Opening dependent on weather.
The city of Avon will re-open the intersection of Avon and Nagel Roads on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at approximately 9 a.m., Don Damyanic, project manager for Avon on the Nagel Road interchange, said this week. “We will open the west end and then close the east end at the border of Westlake as it was before the project started,” Damyanic said. For those living or doing business in the Willow Creek subdivision or on Avon Road, the following will be the sequence of events on Oct. 23: The plan is weather dependent, Damyanic said. Updates for the intersection can be found here, and check Avon-Avon Lake Patch during the weekend for updates. Damyanic also recommended allowing for extra travel time through this area. Motorists should follow…
Friday, September 28, 2012
Rain means openings delayed for a few weeks.
Don Damyanic, the project manager for the City of Avon in the Nagel Road interchange project, said the opening of Avon and Nagel Roads is slightly behind schedule. The roads, initially expected to be open by the end of September, will remain closed for several more weeks. Damyanic blamed the weather for the delay. “We had hoped to have our paving contractor back on site by now but a job they needed to complete before returning was delayed by the rain we’ve had the last few weeks,” Damyanic said by email. “We hope that two weeks into October we will be back on track to open.” Despite the short-term delay in the road openings, Damyanic said the overall project is still ahead of where originally intended overall.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Facility opening in December
The Cleveland Clinic announced that the new Avon facility off Nagel Road will be named after developer and former Cleveland Indians owner Richard E. Jacobs. It will be called the Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. Scheduled to open on Dec. 12, the $97.9 million facility will have 190,000 square feet of space. There will be four operating rooms, four procedure rooms, and several 23-hour rooms where patients can recover from outpatient surgeries. About 400 people will work at the facility, that will also offer primary care, about 30 specializations, a laboratory, a pharmacy, and a physical therapy center with two aquatic therapy pools. Jacobs, who owned the Indians from 1986 to 2001, died in 2009 at age 83. The Richard E. Jacobs Group is the …
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Demolition and a complete reconstruction of the bridge will take 18 months.
It’s official. Following a slight delay caused by rainy weather, construction manager Don Damyanic has announced that the Nagel Road bridge will close Monday, Oct. 3. Damyanic has advised that motorists from surrounding communities should figure out how best to circumvent the bridge before tomorrow’s morning commute. That means Nagel between Detroit Road and and I-90 will only be useable for local traffic, as there are no outlets (Avon Road remains closed at the Westlake border). And Nagel will be closed south of Chester. According to the city’s web site, detour signs will be posted and alternate routes include: Bradley Road, Chester Road, Krebs Road, Jaycox Road and Walker Road. The bridge will be torn down completely with demolition …
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Use Lear Industrial Parkway as a detour
Nagel Road in Avon will be closed Thursday to Monday between Lear Industrial Parkway and the intersection of Chester Road and Just Imagine Drive for the ETL tie-in. You can drive through Lear Industrial Park from Nagel to Chester and take Chester back to Nagel or use Jaycox Road as an alternate north/south route. Local traffic will be maintained. Drivers can take Lear Industrial Park from Nagel to Chester and take Chester back to Nagel or use Jaycox Road as an alternate north/south route. Local traffic will be maintained. The construction is to allow for the Eastern Transmission Line (ETL) tie in. Avon Lake is in the process of finalizing construction plans to relocate the 36-inch ETL from Chester Road south the Avon Road that parallels …
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Project bids, charter amendment on agenda
Because of Monday's Fourth of July holiday, this week's work session of Avon City Council is being held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. Council will discuss items including bids for sanitary sewer work at Nagel Road and Just Imagine Drive, and for sewer work in the area of Long and Detroit Roads. Mayor Jim Smith has also put an item on the agenda about putting a charter amendment before the voters covering the size for single-family residential lots. See the attached PDF document for the full agenda.
Monday, June 20, 2011
Sanitary sewer work being done
Nagel Road will be closed at the railroad tracks from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday for sanitary sewer work. There will be full access to Rock Pile throughout the project. Suggested detours include Bradley Road, Krebs Road, Jaycox Road and Chester Road. Check the map provided by the city that''s attached here for details.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Work projects three of the six items on agenda
In a quick work session Monday night, Avon City Council discussed ordinances covering the Avon Fire Department, road work and sewer work. Fire chief Frank Root was at the meeting to talk about a memorandum of understanding with the regionalized search-and-rescue. Law director John Gasior said that the understanding will not involve additional city funds, but will involve manpower of fire department employees if they are called on. Engineering director Robert Knopf introduced three items related to public works projects. One is on improvements around the intersection of Detroit and Long Roads. "There's ponding just about any time it rains," Knopf said. He is seeking approval to advertise for bids on the project, which could get underway in …