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North Main Street Bridge Over the Chagrin River
CONTACTS
Contractor: The Great Lakes Construction Co.

County: Brian Vigh 216-970-2212
Ryan Maver
DATES
Start Date: 02-01-2026
Notice To Proceed Date: 02-01-2024
Completion Date:
Scheduled Completion Date: 02-01-2026
Anticipated Completion Date: 02-01-2026
AMOUNTS
Project Amount($):
Contract Award Amount($): 8,018,591.97
Estimated Cost To Completion($): $7,027,317.09
Approved Contract Increases($):
Approved Contract Decreases($):
PROGRESS

June 5, 2024

Current Zone:

  • Temporary fully actuated traffic signal installed at the intersection of Bell St. and North Main to take place of existing signals at that intersection for bridge work.
  • Phase 1 MOT in place. This includes closure of Bell St. from North Main to Pleasant Drive. One way traffic will be established over the west side of the bridge. River St. partially restricted to west Bound traffic only.

Progress:

  • The contractor continued digging for the footers for the foundation of the precast arch sections for the south barrel of North Main Street Bridge.
  • Digging was completed and reinforcement steel is continuing to be placed in anticipation for the footers and pedestals walls being poured.
  • Contractor completed pouring concrete back for the south retaining walls in Phase I operations.

North Main Bridge construction    North Main Bridge construction    North Main Bridge construction

May 1, 2024

Current Zone:

  • Temporary fully actuated traffic signal installed at the intersection of Bell St. and North Main to take place of existing signals at that intersection for bridge work.
  • Phase 1 MOT in place. This includes closure of Bell St. from North Main to Pleasant Drive. One way traffic will be established over the west side of the bridge. River St. partially restricted to west Bound traffic only.

Progress:

  • The contractor worked most of the month on the rehabilitation of the south retaining walls of the bridge.
  • Unsound concrete was removed from the retaining walls in Phase I of the project.
  • The concrete coping of the wall was also removed. Work began on digging for the footers for the foundation of the precast arch sections for the south barrel of North Main Street Bridge.

North Main Bridge construction    North Main Bridge construction    North Main Bridge construction

April 1, 2024

Current Zone:

  • Temporary fully actuated traffic signal installed at the intersection of Bell St. and North Main to take place of existing signals at that intersection for bridge work.
  • Phase 1 MOT in place. This includes closure of Bell St. from North Main to Pleasant Drive. One way traffic will be established over the west side of the bridge. River St. partially restricted to west Bound traffic only.

Progress:

  • The contractor worked most of March diverting the Chagrin River to begin work on the retaining walls on the south side of the project.
  • Currently rehabilitation of the retaining wall is being performed.
  • Saw cutting and chipping operations will start to remove unsound concrete.
  • The concrete coping of the wall is also scheduled to be removed.

aerial view of the North Main Street Bridge
construction on the North Main Street Bridge
aerial view of the North Main Street Bridge

March 1, 2024

Current Zone:

  • Temporary fully actuated traffic signal installed at the intersection of Bell St. and North Main to take place of existing signals at that intersection for bridge work.
  • Phase 1 MOT to be placed on 3/4/24. This includes closure of Bell St. from North Main to Pleasant Drive. One way traffic will be established over the west side of the bridge.
  • River St. partially restricted to west bound traffic only.

Progress:

  • Work will begin on 3/4/24 to establish the construction zone, place pedestrian fencing around the work site, and removal of the railing along the north and south side retaining walls. Once that is complete, work will begin to divert the Chagrin River so construction activities can commence.

North Main Street Traffic Map