Modification of the Interchange at I-77 and SR-82 in Broadview Heights and Brecksville

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: Modification of the Interchange at I-77 and SR-82 in Broadview Heights and Brecksville
Sponsor: Broadview Heights
PID No.: 92528
Estimated Total Cost: $3,000,000 (Preliminary Engineering, Right-of-Way and Construction)
Proposed Source of Federal Funds: NOACA & ODOT

History/Background: In November 2011, the City of Broadview Heights was advised that its application for Safety and Congestion Program funds was approved for the improvement of SR-82 at the I-77 interchange as set forth in the city’s safety funding application. The City obtained $1,115,000 in Safety funds for construction. On March 4, 2013, the City Council of Broadview Heights, Ohio passed Resolution No. 10-08 authorizing the Mayor to submit an application to NOACA for the proposed I-77 and route 82 interchange modification in the City of Broadview Heights. The project is listed in the NOACA SFYs (state fiscal years) 2014 – 2017 TIP dated May 2013 programmed for SFY 2015.

Current Conditions: Royalton Road, within the City of Broadview Heights, is functionally classified as an urban principal arterial west of I-77 and as an urban minor arterial east of I-77. The average daily traffic (ADT) is 21,268 vehicles per day with eight percent trucks (2009). The posted speed limit is 45 miles per hour.

Proposed Project: The project involves the modification of the existing interchange at I-77 and Royalton Road (SR-82) to correct geometric deficiencies of two exit ramps. The improvements include modifying the existing southbound (SB) I-77 exit ramp to westbound (WB) SR-82 and the existing SB I-77 exit ramp to eastbound (EB) SR-82. The existing I-77 SB to SR-82 WB consists of a continuous right sweeping lane entering SR-82 with a yield. The sponsor reports the proposed project would replace the sweeping exit ramp shift shifting the existing I-77 SB to SR-82 ramp toward the east by approximately 400 feet. The proposed ramp would be widened to two lanes and end in a signalized T-shape intersection. SR-82 is divided by a concrete median at this location. Therefore, the signal would only control traffic exiting the SB ramp and WB SR-82 traffic. The signalized intersection will only allow right turn movement to ramp traffic and through movement to WB SR-82 traffic. The existing I-77 SB to SR 82 EB consists of loop ramp directing traffic onto SR 82 with a yield. The proposed configuration would end at SR-82 in a T-shaped intersection. Ramp traffic would only be allowed to exit with a right turn onto SR-82 EB. The proposed signal would control both EB and WB through traffic on SR 82 and left-turning traffic from SR 82 to the I-77 SB entrance ramp. The sponsor reports that the project will include pavement improvements and resurfacing from Ken Mar Industrial Parkway to South Hills Boulevard; a deceleration lane on SR-82 EB, west of the SB I-77 ramp; and a deceleration lane on SR-82 EB west of the Treeworth Boulevard intersection.

The project sponsor proposes installing new signals at the I-77 NB exit ramp at SR-82; the I-77 SB exit ramp at SR-82, and the I-77 SB exit ramp at SR-82 EB. The project will also include interconnecting the new signals with existing signals at South Hills Boulevard, Treeworth Boulevard and Ken Mar Industrial Parkway (illustration) to create a synchronized signal system that will improve safety and traffic flow through the interchange area.

The estimated total project cost, provided by the sponsor, is $3,000,000. The estimated cost of preliminary engineering preliminary development (PEPD) is $145,000. The estimated cost of preliminary engineering detailed design (PEDD) is $280,000. The estimated cost of right-of-way (RW) is $425,000. The estimated cost of construction is $2,150,000. The estimated cost of the traffic signal component of the project is $571,985. The sponsor requests that 80 percent ($457,588) of NOACA-controlled Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) funding toward construction cost of the traffic signal component of the project. The sponsor will provide the 20 percent ($114,397) non-federal match.

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).
  • This project is currently portrayed in NOACA’s SFYs 2014 – 2017 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), dated May 10, 2013, with Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) funds and local funds, but no NOACA-controlled funds. The sponsor’s request for NOACA-controlled CMAQ funds toward the project’s construction cost merits its processing through project planning review (PPR).
  • The sponsor should conduct a complete traffic warrants analysis study (if not done already) to verify all proposed signalized intersections. NOACA requests a copy of the existing traffic counts and the signal warrant study when completed.
  • Eligibility for CMAQ funding will require an analysis from the sponsor demonstrating pollutant emission reduction as a result of the project.
  • The request for CMAQ funds will need to be processed consistent with the Governing Board policy that was approved on April 13, 2007.
  • The sponsor should review the cost estimate of each phase at significant review stages of project design development.
  • Video detection is included as part of this project, which is capable of turn movement traffic counts. NOACA requests the city to provide traffic counts on major intersections on a yearly basis.
  • The sponsor will be required to document that this project conforms with regional Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) architecture.
  • The sponsor should include accommodation for the blind and visually impaired (e.g. sound actuated signals).
  • The emergency vehicle pre-emption should be coordinated with neighboring communities.
  • 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 10:35:54 AM