On March 8, 2013, the NOACA Governing Board approved the following regarding this project: Resolution No. 2013-005 Project Planning Review and Resolution No. 2013-006 Plan and TIP Amendment. The Project Planning Review (PPR) and Intergovernmental Review and Consultation (IGRC) processes for this project are now complete.
Title: Replace culvert on Snowville Road in Brecksville
Sponsor: City of Brecksville
Name: CUY SNOWVILLE RD CULVERT
PID No.: 94456
Estimated Total Cost: $324,000
Proposed Source of Federal Funds: Public Lands Highway Discretionary Program
History/Background: On August 2, 2012, The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) announced projects selected for the 2012 FHWA (Federal Highway Administration) Discretionary Programs. The City of Brecksville obtained Public Lands Highway Discretionary Program funding for the Cuyahoga Valley National Park Corridor Improvements. The project scope includes four projects (A-D) in the City of Brecksville, (location map).
The projects are located:
The sponsor reports that the projects are vital for continued accessibility to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and Riverview Road, which is a part of the Ohio & Erie Canalway Scenic Byway. On August 21, 2012, the City of Brecksville passed Resolution Number 4280…authorizing the Mayor to submit an application to NOACA for consideration of Federal Highway Administration 2012 Discretionary Grant Program Funding for the Cuyahoga Valley National Park Corridor Improvements; and declaring an emergency.
- along Riverview Road approximately 9,700 feet north of Snowville Road (Project A),
- at Snowville Road approximately 1,500 feet west of the intersection with Riverview Road (Project B);
- on Riverview Road at the intersection with Vaughn Road (Project C); and
- on Vaughn Road approximately 1,200 feet east of Riverview Road (Project D).
Current Conditions: Snowville Road is functionally classified as an urban collector. Snowville Road is a two-lane facility. The width of the existing right-of-way is 60 feet. The speed limit is 35 miles per hour. The average daily traffic on Snowville Road is 4,400 vehicles per day (2003 count). According to the sponsor, there is currently a large steeply eroded area approximately 25’ deep near Snowville Road where the existing twin 5’ round corrugated metal pipe culvert has failed. This section of culvert then joins an existing 12’ x 5’ concrete box culvert that is in good condition. The failed section of culvert needs to be removed and replaced with a new section of 12’ x 5’ concrete box culvert that will be attached to the existing box culvert section. The sponsor reports that, without this repair, the continued erosion will eventually take away enough of the surrounding soil that Snowville Road will be in danger of collapse. According to the sponsor, this project would prevent a future costly emergency repair of the culvert and portions of Snowville Road. Once completed, the culvert repair would restore the stream flow under Snowville Road and stabilize banks of the stream at the headwall of the new culvert. This project would also have an environmental benefit of reducing the large amounts of sediment being carried downstream during storm events because of the failed culvert and un-stabilized vertical banks.
Proposed Project: The proposed project is on Snowville Road, over a stream, approximately 0.3 mile west of Riverview Road, in Brecksville. The project involves the replacement of an existing twin 5-foot round corrugated metal pipe culvert which has failed with a 12' x 5' concrete box culvert and connection to the existing 12' x5' concrete box culvert that runs underneath Snowville Road.
The estimated cost of construction is $324,000. This project has an estimated award date of June, 2014.
Staff Comment (Summary):
Short Range Planning: Project Development and Member Services Team
- This project is consistent with NOACA’s Connections 2030 Goal #3 (Preserve and Improve the Efficiency of the Transportation System) and ODOT’s Access Ohio 2004 - 2030 Goal #1 (Transportation Safety) and #4 (System Preservation).
- Recommend committee and public review in order to obtain comments.
Intergovernmental Review and Consultation (IGRC):
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