Safe Routes to School Projects in South Euclid and North Ridgeville

On April 11, 2014, the NOACA Board of Directors approved the following actions regarding this project: Resolution No. 2014-016 Project Planning Review and Resolution No. 2014-017 Plan and TIP Amendment. The project Planning Review (PPR) and Intergovernmental Review and Consultation (IGRC) processes for this project are now complete.

Title: Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Projects in South Euclid and North Ridgeville

History/Background: The goal of Ohio's Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program is to assist communities in developing and implementing projects and programs that encourage and enable children in grades K-8, including those with disabilities to walk or bike to school safely. The ODOT SRTS program is funded through a set aside of federal Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) funding. Successful SRTS programs include an integrated approach that addresses all 5 E’s (engineering, education, enforcement, encouragement and evaluation) of the program. Local and regional governments, schools and community organizations ready, willing and able to implement SRTS initiatives are eligible to apply for funding. Funding is reimbursable and may be awarded at 100%. Ohio requires communities to develop a School Travel Plan. Funding is also available for planning activities (Safe Routes to Schools).

Sponsor: City of South Euclid
Estimated Total Cost: $331,000
Proposed Source of Federal Funds: ODOT TAP funds

• CUY SOUTH EUCLID SRTS (INFRASTRUCTURE): PID No. 96348 – The South Euclid SRTS project will improve pedestrian access for school children within the City of South Euclid school district. Improvements include Americans with Disabilities (ADA) compliant curb ramps, pavement markings, and pedestrian signals within the public right-of-way to improve pedestrian access to four schools in the South Euclid school district: Adrian Elementary School, Rowland Elementary School, Greenview Middle School and Memorial Junior High School (location map). Other improvements include bicycle racks, safety bollards and curb ramps within the campus areas of the schools.

The project’s estimated total cost is $331,000. The estimated cost of preliminary engineering preliminary development (PEPD) is $5,000. The estimated cost of preliminary engineering detail design (PEDD) is $20,000. The estimated cost of right-of-way (RW) is $15,000. The estimated cost of construction (C) is $291,000. The amount of funding ODOT awarded to the South Euclid SRTS project is $331,000, available to be spent at a rate of 100 percent. Anything over $331,000 will be funded by the sponsor.

Sponsor: City of North Ridgeville
Estimated Total Cost: $426,000
Proposed Source of Federal Funds: ODOT TAP funds

• LOR NORTH RIDGEVILLE SRTS (INFRASTRUCTURE): PID No. 96408 - The purpose and need of the North Ridgeville SRTS project is to provide well-connected pedestrian and bicycle networks so that schoolchildren can safely walk and bicycle to school. The approved funding is for improvements to areas around Liberty Elementary School, Wilcox Elementary School and Lear North Elementary School (location map). Work includes adding sidewalks in areas with gaps, upgrading crosswalks to provide ADA compliant curb ramps, pavement markings, traffic control signage, and rear-mounted flashing beacons. Inverted U bicycle racks will be provided at Liberty Elementary School and Wilcox Elementary School. Storm sewer and other drainage modifications may be necessary to provide sidewalks. The addition of sidewalks and upgraded crosswalks will allow students to walk and bicycle safely to school.

The project’s estimated total cost is $426,000. The estimated cost of preliminary engineering detail design (PEDD) is $50,000 to be funded locally. The estimated cost of construction (C) is $376,000. The sponsor reports that right of way will not need to be acquired for the project.

The amount of funding ODOT awarded to the North Ridgeville SRTS project is $376,000, available to be spent at a rate of 100 percent. Anything over $376,000 will be funded by the sponsor.

Staff Comment (Summary):

Short Range Planning–Project Development and Member Services Team:
• These projects are consistent with NOACA’s Connections+ 2035 Goal # 3 (Preserve and Improve the Efficiency of the Transportation System) and #10 (Foster Improvement in the Quality of Life).
• 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. If you
have a comment on this project, please email us.

Committee Review:

Transportation Subcommittee:

• No comments; recommended for Planning and Programming Committee review.

Planning and Programming Committee:

• No comments; recommended for Executive Committee review.

Executive Committee:

• No comments; recommended for Board of Directors review.




Last updated: 4/14/2014 10:17:56 AM