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: Replace Bridge on Hopkins Road in Mentor
Sponsor: Lake County Engineer
Estimated Total Cost: $936,000 (preliminary engineering and construction)
Proposed Source of Federal Funds: County Engineers Association of Ohio (CEAO)

History/Background: On June 28, 2012, the Board of County Commissioners, Lake County, Ohio, approved Resolution No. 12-628, authorizing the Board of County Commissioners to pursue federal aid funding for the replacement of the Hopkins Road Bridge, in Mentor, Ohio. The sponsor received CEAO approval for the project to use federal-aid Local Bridge (LBR) funds, administered through the CEAO.

Current Conditions: Hopkins Road is functionally classified as an urban collector. The average daily traffic is 3,620 vehicles per day with about ten percent trucks (2011 traffic count). The legal speed limit is 35 miles per hour. The Hopkins Road Bridge has a pavement width of 34 feet with two twelve-foot-wide lanes and 2½-foot-wide paved bike lanes. The bridge has a general appraisal rating of 4A (poor condition, no restrictions). There are no sidewalks on the bridge.

Proposed Project: The project involves the replacement of the bridge on Hopkins Road, located over Marsh Creek, 2.9 miles north of SR-84, in Mentor (location map). The new bridge will be a pre-stressed box beam structure. The proposed pavement width is 34 feet. The number and width of lanes will remain the same.

The estimated total cost, provided by the sponsor, is $936,000. The estimated cost of preliminary engineering preliminary development (PEPD) is $20,000. The estimated cost of preliminary engineering detailed design (PEDD) is $60,000. PEPD and PEDD will be funded entirely by the sponsor. The estimated construction cost is $ 856,000. Eighty percent ($684,800) of the construction (C) cost will be funded with LBR funds. The sponsor will provide the twenty percent ($171,200) matching funds.

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).
  • 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.

ODOT District 12:
"ODOT District 12 supports the continued development of this project."

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