Multipurpose Trail Projects in Bedford Hts and Willoughby

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Title: Multipurpose Trail Projects in Bedford Heights and Willoughby
Sponsor: Various
Estimated Total Cost: $3,172,319
Proposed Source of Federal Funds: Ohio Statewide Urban Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Program 

History/Background: The Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) program provides funding for transportation projects and programs that reduce congestion and improve air quality for areas that do not meet National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone, carbon monoxide, or particular matter. The selection of projects is in accordance with the policy established by the Ohio Statewide Urban Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Committee (OSUCC), created in November 2012.

The following projects were recommended for CMAQ funding by the NOACA Board of Directors in September 2019 (Resolution 2019-046) and the Statewide CMAQ Program Committee in November 2019:

  • CUY BEDFORD HTS RICHMOND RD MULTIPURPOSE TRAIL - This project involves the construction of an all-purpose trail, along Richmond Road (SR-175), approximately one mile in length, from Miles Road, southeast, to the Bedford Heights east corporate limit (ECL), in Bedford Heights (location map). The project’s estimated total cost, provided by the sponsor (Bedford Heights) is $634,440. The estimated cost of preliminary engineering preliminary development (PEPD) is $35,000. The estimated cost of construction (C) is $599,400. The project will be funded entirely with CMAQ funds. 

  • LAK WILLOUGHBY SOM CENTER RD MULTIPURPOSE TRAIL - This project involves the construction of a multipurpose trail, approximately 1.5 miles in length, along SR-84 (Ridge Rd), from the Willoughby west corporate limit (WCL) to Halle Drive; then along the south side of Halle Drive, from SR-84 to SR-91 (SOM Center Road); and then along the east side of SR-91, from Halle Drive to US-20 (Mentor Avenue), in the City of Willoughby (location map). The project’s estimated total cost, provided by the sponsor (Willoughby) is $2,537,879. The estimated cost of preliminary engineering preliminary development (PEPD) is $92,300. The estimated cost of preliminary engineering detailed design (PEDD) is $138,416. The PEPD and PEDD will be funded with local funds. The estimated cost of construction is $2,307,163. The construction (C) phase will be funded with $1,845,730 of CMAQ funds and $461,433 of local funds.

Staff Comment (Summary):

CUY BEDFORD HTS RICHMOND RD MULTIPURPOSE TRAIL

  • Recommendation(s):
    • Consider coordinating with Solon to extend project an additional 1300' to Richmond/Cannon intersection.  Current project limit at the corp. line is not a logical terminus.
    • Recommend considering low-cost safety improvements to existing crosswalks by improving visibility (high-visibility ladder-style markings increasing the width of the crosswalk, increasing the thickness of the pavement markings), prioritizing pedestrians at signalized intersections (installing countdown signals, leading pedestrian intervals, and other signal techniques), and shortening crossing distances and calming traffic (installing median refuge islands, curb extensions, etc).
    • Consider utilizing NOACA's Trail Crossing Typology Guidance to aid in design of adequate crosswalks along the proposed trail. 
  • Information:
    • This project is part of a Cuyahoga Greenways "priority project".  The entire priority project segment consists of connecting west to McCracken Rd trail, and connecting east to Hawthorn Pkwy trail.
    • This project is located within the Town of Twinsburg-Tinkers Creek subwatershed (HUC 04110002 05 04).  According to Ohio EPA's 2020 Integrated Report, causes of water quality impairment include natural limitations, alterations to habitat, modifications to flow regime, organic enrichment, nutrients and oil and grease.  Specific sources have not been identified.  The project sponsor is encouraged to work with the Tinker's Creek Watershed Partners to address stormwater runoff during and post-construction.

LAK WILLOUGHBY SOM CTR RD MULTIPURPOSE TRAIL

  • Recommendation(s):
    • Recommend considering low-cost safety improvements to existing crosswalks by improving visibility (high-visibility ladder-style markings increasing the width of the crosswalk, increasing the thickness of the pavement markings), prioritizing pedestrians at signalized intersections (installing countdown signals, leading pedestrian intervals, and other signal techniques), and shortening crossing distances and calming traffic (installing median refuge islands, curb extensions, etc).
    • Consider utilizing NOACA's Trail Crossing Typology Guidance to aid in design of adequate crosswalks along the proposed trail.
  • Information:
    • This project is located within the City of Euclid-Frontal Lake Erie subwatershed (HUC 04110003 05 02). Ohio EPA's 2020 Intergrated Report does not identify any causes or sources of water quality impairments.  The project sponsor is encouraged to work with the Euclid Creek Watershed Council to identify BMPs to manage stormwater runoff during and post construction.

Committee Review:

Transportation Subcommittee:

  • No comments; recommended for Planning and Programming Committee review

Planning and Programming Committee:

  • No comments; recommended for Executive Committee review

Transit Council:

  • RECOMMENDATION: At the 5/15/20 Transit Council meeting, Laketran noted there are a number of bus stops located along its Route # 2, which runs parallel to the proposed trail. Laketran requested that the sponsor (City of Willoughby) coordinate with Laketran to ensure those bus stops are accessible from the trail.

Intergovernmental Review and Consultation (IGRC):

Public Involvement: