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More Than $7 Million Investment Expected in Parma and Maple Heights
CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OH – The County plans to invest more than $7 million into two bridge projects thanks in part to federal funding allotments.
The Department of Public Works submitted to Council a proposal to replace the Ridgewood Drive Bridge over West Creek in the City of Parma. Improvements would include creating a critical link on the Cuyahoga Greenways Plan, which builds on the County’s Greenway’s Initiative to create a multimodal network of bike and pedestrian facilities that will allow improved and expanded access to residents. The new structure would accommodate pedestrians and provide a protected access to a protected area.
The total project cost is estimated to be $2.5 million. If approved, $2 million would be funded with federal funds earmarked by former Congressman Anthony Gonzalez, and the remaining $500,000 would be funded with County Road and Bridge funds.
Public Works also submitted to Council a proposal to rehabilitate Lee Road Bridge over Mill Creek in the City of Maple Heights. The total project cost is estimated to be $4,892,500. If approved, $3,914,000 would be funded with federal funds made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s Bridge Formula Program, administered by the County Engineers Association of Ohio and overseen by the Ohio Department of Transportation. The remaining $978,500 would be funded with County Road and Bridge funds.
These bridges see a combined daily traffic of more than 18,000 vehicles.
“There are so many projects in all of our municipalities that could benefit from maintenance or rehabilitation, but funding does not always exist to make improvements,” said County Executive Chris Ronayne. “By tapping into these federal opportunities, we’re able to advance more projects and continue taking care of our county’s infrastructure.”
Construction on both projects is anticipated to begin in 2026.