Resurface SR-87 and Modify Intersection at Auburn Road in Russell and Newbury Townships

On September 13, 2013, the NOACA Board of Directors approved the following regarding this project: Resolution No. 2013-029 Project Planning Review and Resolution No. 2013-030 Plan and TIP Amendment. The project Planning Review (PPR) and Intergovernmental Review and Consultation (IGRC) processes for this project are now complete.

Title: Resurface SR-87 and Modify Intersection at Auburn Road in Russell and Newbury Townships
Sponsor: Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 12
Name: GEA SR 87 2.73
PID No.: 83634
Estimated Total Cost: $2,163,000
Proposed Source of Federal Funds: ODOT

History/Background: This project is included in ODOT District 12’s pavement program. The project is listed in the NOACA SFYs (state fiscal years) 2014 – 2017 TIP dated May 10, 2013 with construction (C) programmed for SFY 2014. The sponsor reports that an intersection widening has been added to this project which will change the current budget and scope.

Current Conditions: SR-87 (Kinsman Road) is functionally classified as an urban minor arterial from the Geauga County line to Munn Road, and a rural minor arterial from Munn Road to SR-44. The legal speed limit is 45 miles per hour. The average daily traffic (ADT) is 6,250 vehicles per day (NOACA Geauga County Highway Traffic Counts, 2007 - 2008). Auburn Road is functionally classified as a rural collector. The legal speed limit is 45 miles per hour. The ADT is 5,910 to 7,570 vehicles per day (NOACA Geauga County Highway Traffic Counts, 2007 - 2008).

Proposed Project: This project involves resurfacing 4.97 miles of SR-87, from SR-306 (Chillicothe Road) to the Auburn Road, in Russell and Newbury Townships. The project scope has been modified to include the addition of left-turn lanes on Kinsman Road at the intersection of Auburn Road (location map). The estimated construction cost of the project is $2,163,000. Eighty percent ($1,730,400) of the construction cost will be funded with District Preservation funds. The remaining twenty percent ($432,600) will be funded by ODOT 12. The project’s estimated award date is February 2014.

Staff Comment (Summary):

Short Range Planning: Project Development and Member Services Team

  • This project is consistent with NOACA's Connections+ 2035 Goal # 3 (Preserve and Improve the Efficiency of the Transportation System).
  • During 2009 - 2011 there were 57 crashes, (1.7 crashes/million vehicle miles (MVM) and 16 animal vehicle crashes (AVC) (1.07 AVC/mile/year). Upgrade wildlife crossing sign.
  • Recommend committee and public review in order to obtain comments

Intergovernmental Review and Consultation (IGRC):

If you are a representative of a governmental entity and would like to comment on this project, please email us.

Public Involvement:

NOACA encourages comments from the public on this proposed transportation improvement project. We would appreciate it if you include your city of residence, although it is not required. The public review period lasts until the Governing Board makes a decision about them.

Committee Review:

Regional Transportation Investment Subcommittee (RTIS) / Transportation Subcommittee:

  •  No comments; recommended for amendment to NOACA’s Transportation Plan and Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).
Last updated: 9/17/2013 9:26:18 AM