ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT UPDATE
December 7, 2017
Royalton Road WM Replacement – Phase 2:
Plans were approved by Cleveland Water to replace approximately 1,940 LF of 12” watermain between State Road and Prince Charles Drive along the north side of Royalton Road. This project is being funded 100% by the CWD. The project will be bid early next year due to the winter months approaching.
Royalton Road Widening (Spruce Run Drive to York Road):
95% final plans have been delivered to the City for a final review for this roadway widening project. Final utility coordination will occur at a meeting scheduled for December 18th with Cuyahoga County and their consultant, HNTB. This project is scheduled to begin construction in 2018.
Abbey Road Bridge Replacement (near Sprague Road):
Cuyahoga County is planning to replace the beams on this bridge deck around May 1, 2018. This will require the bridge to be closed for a period of approximately 6 months while this work is being performed. A detour route has been approved and will be posted prior to construction. This detour route will be utilizing Sprague Road, W. 130th Street and Albion Road to detour around construction. More details to follow as this project start draws near.
Pinestream Subdivision (Phase 7):
The final phase of this subdivision has been constructed and approved. Homes will begin construction very shortly for the newly created 16 lots between Hedgebrook Drive and Waterbridge Drive.
Meadowview Subdivision (Abbey Road):
A new 37 lot subdivision has been approved by the City of North Royalton on Abbey Road just south of Pinebrook Estates. Final plans are being reviewed for compliance with conditions agreed upon (at the Planning Commission) and City Code. Construction is estimated to start sometime in early 2018.
With the fall/winter seasons upon us, it is important to remember your responsibility as a homeowner to keep all ditches, swales and drainage ways on your property “free and clear”. Failure to keep these areas unobstructed can result in flooding in areas not intended to flood. Remove leaves, twigs and garbage from ditches that may obstruct the flow of storm water so that the water can travel along its intended path.
The City of North Royalton appreciates your help in keeping North Royalton a beautiful community!
NEWS FROM THE SERVICE DEPARTMENT
Keep the Roads Safe For All! Here are a few reminders of winter road hazards to consider for everyone's safety:
CULVERTS & CATCH BASINS
- Keep fire hydrants clean and free of snow build-up. This will assist the Fire Department locating hydrants, if an emergency develops.
- Keep driveway culverts and catch basins free of debris and ice-build-up to prevent flooding during periods of thaw.
SNOW REMOVAL REGISTRATION
- Make sure your children do not play in any large piles of snow located near the roadway. These mountains of snow look appealing to the children, but can be very dangerous when the plows are pushing snow.
- All private snow removal contractors are reminded they must register with the City Building Department prior to engaging in the activity of removing snow on property other than what they own or occupy.
- Please do not set your garbage cans in the road, as the plows must work around them, crossing the centerline of the road in the process. Refuse containers should be placed as close to the curb/berm as practical.
- With winter upon us, please make an effort to keep your sidewalks free of snow. For safety reasons, children walking to school/school buses, as well as adults, need to be able to use the sidewalks. Be neighborly! Volunteer to shovel snow for elderly and disabled residents who can't clear their walks.
DEPOSITING SNOW OR ICE IN THE STREET
- Do not park vehicles in a cul-de-sac, especially those with landscaped centers. This makes it impossible to properly clear the snow from these areas.
RECOMMENDED PLACEMENT OF SNOW
- Snow left out in the road by homeowners or private snow plowers is a road hazard. We have all come upon this situation where we are driving along and come across a wall of snow trailing out of a driveway across the road. Snow should never be plowed onto or across the roadway. The proper way to plow a driveway is to start at the mouth of the drive and plow in. There should be a designated area to store snow in your yard.
- Another danger is when snow is pushed across the road and piled on the berm. As the winter progresses these piles work their way out into the road. This hard-packed snow can push a snow plow across the centerline into on-coming traffic. All homeowners and snowplow contractors should be aware that they can be cited for placing obstructions, including snow, on the roadway.
- If you hire a snowplow contractor and they are leaving snow in the roadway or piling snow in cul-de-sacs or on the berm, please inform them of the inherent problems and dangers these actions can cause. By working together we can make this a safe winter season.
- In order to reduce the amount of snow entering your driveway from snow plowing operations, it is recommended that while cleaning your driveway apron, as much snow as possible be placed on the side of your driveway away from the direction of the snow plow (in other words, the right side of your driveway as you face the street) and make a pocket on the left side of your driveway. In so doing, snow accumulation on the plow will drop into that pocket and the potential for large quantities of snow being deposited into the drive apron is reduced.
Christmas Day 2017: Monday, Dec. 25, 2017
Service will NOT occur on Monday, December 25.
Service will be delayed one day during the rest of the week (Monday will move to Tuesday; Tuesday will move to Wednesday; Wednesday will move to Thursday; Thursday will move to Friday; and Friday will move to Saturday).
New Year's Day 2018: Monday, Jan. 1, 2018
Service will NOT occur on Monday, January 1.
Service will be delayed one day during the rest of the week (Monday will move to Tuesday; Tuesday will move to Wednesday; Wednesday will move to Thursday; Thursday will move to Friday; and Friday will move to Saturday). Rumpke will return to its regular collection schedule the following week.
View Rumpke's holiday schedule to see a complete list of days that impact your service.
THE RECYCLE YARD WILL BE OPEN SATURDAY DECEMBER 23RD AND SATURDAY DECEMBER 30TH FROM 8 AM – 3 PM
2017 North Royalton Recycle Guide and Special Wastes Brochure
Don't forget to have your trash
AT THE CURB BY 7:00 a.m.
Please remember to set your trash and recycle carts out the evening before or by 7:00 a.m.on your collection day - rain, snow or shine! Routes can change at any time and so can your pick up time.
NEWS FROM THE OFFICE ON AGING-SENIOR CENTER
Don’t forget to stop by our local Salvation Army Service Unit Red Kettle at the North Royalton Giant Eagle. We’re on the home stretch, Saturday, December 23rd will be our
Monday, December 18th UH Dietician Julie Wise will be here at 10:00 AM to discuss “Brain Health”. We hope you’ll join us.
Tired of being cooped up with the snow, join us Wednesday December 20th at 1:00 PM for the holiday movie “Christmas in Connecticut” starring Barbara Stanwyck and Dennis Morgan. (Please note there is no luncheon for this presentation.)
The Office on Aging and Senior Center will be Closed on Friday, December 22nd and December 25th for the Christmas Holiday and December 29th and Jan 1st for the New Year Holiday. The Office on Aging staff and volunteers would like to wish everyone a very safe and blessed holiday season!
The North Royalton Office on Aging has activities for anyone over age 55. Look for our calendar on the web under Aging and Human Services. We are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and we are located at 13500 Ridge Road in the Deaconess-Perry Senior Apartment Building (South side entrance). If you have questions or comments, contact Debra Burrows at 440-582-6333.