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: Resurface Roads at Various Locations in Lorain County
Sponsor: Lorain County Engineer
Proposed Source of Federal Funds: NOACA controlled Surface Transportation Program (STP) funds

History/Background: On March 6, 2013, the Board of County Commissioners, Lorain County, Ohio, adopted Resolution No. 13-145 identifying Lake Avenue (CR-204) and Oberlin-Elyria Road (CR-231) for various maintenance activities over the next several years and requesting NOACA to place them on its Transportation Plan. The projects will improve a total of 4.6 miles of roadway.

The Lorain County Engineer is requesting a total of $3,089,826 of NOACA-controlled STP funds for the following projects:

• LOR LAKE AVE – This project involves improvements along 1.1 miles of Lake Avenue, from Griswold Road to Elyria Avenue, in Elyria Township (location map). The work includes repair and reconstruction of the existing concrete pavement and resurfacing the entire riding surface with 3 inches of asphalt. The sponsor reports that existing lane and shoulder widths will be maintained, signing and striping will be included to facilitate bicycle traffic and that all sidewalks will be reconstructed in accordance with Americans with Disabilities (ADA) standards. The estimated construction cost is $1,462,874. The sponsor requests that eighty percent ($1,170,299) of the construction cost be funded with STP funds. The Lorain County Engineer will provide the non-federal share of construction ($292,575). The project can be designed and ready to construct by March 2018.

• LOR LAKE AVE – This project involves improvements along 1.4 miles of Lake Avenue, in Elyria Township. The work includes removal and resurfacing approximately 3 inches of the existing asphalt pavement surface of Lake Avenue, from Parmely Street to Griswold Road and from Elyria Avenue to North Ridge Road, in Elyria Township (location map). The sponsor reports that existing lane and shoulder widths will be maintained. The estimated construction cost is $1,123,128. The sponsor requests that eighty percent ($898,502) of the construction cost be funded with STP funds. The Lorain County Engineer will provide the non-federal share of construction ($224,626). The project can be designed and ready to construct by March 2017.

LOR OBERLIN-ELYRIA RD – This project involves improvements along 2.1 miles of Oberlin-Elyria Road, in Carlisle Township and New Russia Township. The work includes removal and resurfacing approximately 3 inches of the existing asphalt pavement surface of Oberlin-Elyria Road, from SR-511 to Butternut Ridge Road (location map). The sponsor reports that existing lane and shoulder widths will be maintained. The estimated construction cost is $1,276,281. The sponsor requests that eighty percent ($1,021,025) of the construction cost be funded with STP funds. The Lorain County Engineer will provide the non-federal share of construction ($255,256). The project can be designed and ready to construct by March 2017.

The preliminary engineering and right-of-way costs will be borne by the sponsor. Lorain County Engineer staff will design the projects.

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).
• According to the NOACA Regional Pavement Management System (RPMS), the 2012 pavement condition rating (PCR) for the above roadway segments range from 64 (fair condition) to 89 (good condition).
• NOACA’s STP funds are programmed through SFY 2017. If these proposed projects are approved, they will be amended to NOACA’s Long Range Transportation Plan.
• 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