2018 Roadway Projects Planned for the Rockside Road Business District
The City is planning two major infrastructure projects in the Rockside Road Business District this year. Engineering design work is underway for the extension of Rockside Woods Boulevard North from its current terminus at the Embassy Suites, northeast toward the AAA Building and Brecksville Road, where a new signalized intersection will be constructed. Brecksville Road will be widened north and south of the new intersection as part of the project to accommodate new designated left and right-turn lanes into the newly-created intersection at Rockside Woods Boulevard North. Beyond the physical extension of Rockside Woods Boulevard North, the project also includes underground utilities, sidewalks, pedestrian/street lighting and other roadway enhancements. The roadway extension project will be coordinated with the construction of Topgolf Independence, with the goal to simultaneously complete and open for operation both projects at the same time.
There is also a major roadway rehabilitation project planned for West Creek Road. This project includes concrete repairs along the entire length of the roadway, as well as the installation of new sidewalks north of Patriots Way that will connect the hotels along Jefferson Drive with the existing sidewalk network. Due to the heavy vehicle travel along West Creek, much of the rehabilitation work will occur on evenings and weekends. Although plans are in place to minimize the project’s impact on traffic, delays will occur and must be expected throughout the duration of the project.
As we move closer to starting these important projects, the City and project contractors will be scheduling pre-construction meetings to share more detailed project information with property and business owners, as well as area wide commuters.