Construction Updates

Warrensville Center Road Bridges
CONTACTS
Contractor: Schirmer Construction LLC

County: Ryan Maver 440-759-2472
Mark Rinderman 440-221-2791
DATES
Start Date: 07-01-2023
Notice To Proceed Date: 07-01-2023
Completion Date:
Scheduled Completion Date: 07-01-2025
Anticipated Completion Date: 07-01-2025
AMOUNTS
Project Amount($):
Contract Award Amount($): $8,281,397.65
Estimated Cost To Completion($): $8,281,397.65
Approved Contract Increases($): 0
Approved Contract Decreases($): 0
PROGRESS

February 23, 2024

  • Basins, manhole, and conduits installed as new drainage system for fire station drive.
  • Remove south half of the fire drive, existing concrete roadway.
  • Placed a new 9” concrete base in front of the fire drive.
  • Completed additional work to correct drainage failures found in existing conduits at the fire station drive.

Upcoming

  • Shaping, grading new slope profile at southeast/northeast wingwalls.
  • Remove the remainder of existing pavement from fire drive to north limit.
  • Construction, placement of new 8” reinforced pavement for drive at Shaker Fire Department.
  • Construction on new 9” concrete base pavement.
  • Fabrication, painting of bridge girders for east/west bridge structures.
  • Placement of bearing ends, erection of girders G8 through G16.
  • Construction, forming of superstructure for new east bridge.

Notes

  • Delivery of grinders for the Phase I side, tentatively scheduled for March 11, 2024.
  • Anticipated completion for east structure is late spring, early summer of 2024.
  • After traffic switches to east bridge, west bridge will be closed/demolished.
  • Major items of work are to be completed late 2024.
  • DO NOT ENTER CLOSED WORK ZONE AT EAST BRIDGE, DANGEROUS CONDITIONS EXIST

Maintenance of Traffic

  • All traffic now uses west bridge, one lane northbound, one lane southbound.
  • East bridge is closed, INCLUDING SIDWALK.
  • Traffic on Warrensville Road within the work zone is PROHIBITED from making left turns onto Shaker Blvd. east/west.
  • Posted detour is in place to reroute traffic having to get to Shaker Blvd. from Warrensville Road within the work zone.
  • Pedestrians and bicyclists are PROHIBITED from entering work zones north and south of closed bridge. Follow posted signs at open crosswalks.
  • West sidewalk on west bridge is open.
  • ABSOLUTELY NO TRESSPASSERS ONTO CLOSED BRIDGE SITE. TRESPASSERS WILL BE TICKED BY THE SHAKER POLICE.
  • DANGEROUS CONDITIONS EXIST WITHIN CLOSED ZONE.

January 3, 2024

  • Phase I construction of all new east bridge structures are completed the rear/forward sides, with exception of parapet walls. · Phase I waterproofing of abutments, center retaining walls, wing walls complete. · Phase I abutment excavation, placement of cellular concrete fill complete. · Fabrication of curb plates for both bridge structures is complete.

Upcoming

  • Shaping, grading new slope profile off southeast wingwall.
  • Placement of conduits, basins and manhole for proposed drainage work at fire station.
  • Removal of existing pavement, construction of new pavement for fire station drive apron.
  • Fabrication of bridge girders for both bridge structures.

Notes

  • Project schedule has been changed to move up completion date. This will result in work being performed through winter.
  • Anticipated completion for east structure is late spring, early summer of 2024.
  • Once traffic is switched over to east bridge, west bridge will be closed and demolished.
  • Major items of work are anticipated to be completed, with both bridges open to traffic by late 2024.
  • The progress of work on site during winter months is weather dependent.
  • Project is currently on schedule to have both bridge structures complete by end of 2024.
  • Fabrication of steel girders for new bridge structures is currently underway, delivery in late February.
  • DO NOT ENTER CLOSED WORK ZONE AT EAST BRIDGE, DANGEROUS CONDITIONS EXIST

Maintenance of Traffic

  • All traffic now uses west bridge, one lane northbound, one lane southbound.
  • East bridge is closed, INCLUDING SIDWALK.
  • Traffic on Warrensville Road within the work zone is PROHIBITED from making left turns onto Shaker Blvd. east/west.
  • Posted detour is in place to reroute traffic having to get to Shaker Blvd. from Warrensville Road within the work zone.
  • Pedestrians and bicyclists are PROHIBITED from entering work zones north and south of closed bridge. Follow posted signs at open crosswalks.
  • West sidewalk on west bridge is open.
  • ABSOLUTELY NO TRESSPASSERS ONTO CLOSED BRIDGE SITE. TRESPASSERS WILL BE TICKED BY THE SHAKER POLICE.

November 21, 2023

  • Phase I demolition of existing east bridge structure is complete.
  • Phase I construction of new east bridge structures complete on rear side, with exception of parapet wall.
  • Removal of approach slabs on Phase I side complete.

Upcoming

  • Reconstruction of forward center retaining wall, forward abutment, NE wing wall, and pier cap.
  • Excavating behind abutments, retaining walls, including waterproofing of same.
  • Placement of low density cellular concrete fill behind abutments, retaining walls.
  • Shaping, grading new slope profile off southeast wingwall.

October 10, 2023

  • Existing box beams, both spans of east bridge removed.
  • Demolition of rear/forward abutments, center retaining wall portions complete.
  • Rear abutment re-construction, including concrete placement complete.
Upcoming
  • Reconstruction of center retaining walls, SE/NE wing walls, including concrete placement.
  • Reconstruction of forward abutment portions.
  • Demo of existing pier cap, east bridge structure.
  • Excavation, waterproofing, and backfill of abutments with engineered fill.
Notes
  • Project is schedule has been changed to move up completion date. This will result in work being performed through winter.
  • Anticipated completion for east structure is late spring, early summer of 2024.
  • Once traffic is switched over to east bridge, west bridge will be closed and demolished.
  • Major items of work are anticipated to be completed, with both bridges open to traffic by late 2024.
  • RTA outage now over, bridge work ongoing with RTA fully operational.
  • Project is on schedule, based on work completed for east bridge structure.
Maintenance of Traffic
  • All traffic now uses west bridge, one lane northbound, one lane southbound.
  • East bridge is closed, INCLUDING SIDWALK.
  • Traffic on Warrensville Road within the work zone is PROHIBITED from making left turns onto Shaker Blvd. east/west.
  • Posted detour is in place to reroute traffic having to get to Shaker Blvd. from Warrensville Road within the work zone.
  • Pedestrians and bicyclists are PROHIBITED from entering work zones north and south of closed bridges. Follow posted signs at open crosswalks.
  • West sidewalk on westbound bridge is open.
  • ABSOLUTELY NO TRESSPASSERS ONTO CLOSED BRIDGE SITE. TRESPASSERS WILL BE TICKED BY THE SHAKER POLICE.

 

August 28, 2023

Phase I

  • Asphalt and crossovers have been completed.
  • Traffic has been switched to one lane in each direction onto westbound bridge structure on 8/8 eastbound bridge is closed.
  • Guardrails, vandal fence removed from eastbound bridge in preparation for demolition.
  • Removal of sidewalks, curbs, traffic islands and pavement are in progress.
  • Construction of temporary shoring structure under bridges over RTA tracks started on 8/21.
Upcoming
  • Completion of temporary shoring structure under both bridges.
  • Excavation behind abutments prior to bridge demolition.
  • Demolition of existing eastbound bridge.
Notes
  • Project schedule has been changed to move the completion date. This will result in work being performed thought the winter.
  • Anticipated completion for eastbound structure is late spring, early summer of 2024.
  • Once traffic is switched over to the eastbound bridge, the westbound bridge will be closed and demolished.
  • Major items of work are anticipated to be completed, with both bridges open to traffic by late 2024.
Maintenance of Traffic
  • All traffic now uses westbound bridge, one lane northbound, one lane southbound.
  • Traffic on Warrensville Road within the work zone is PROHIBITED from making left turns onto Shaker Blvd. east/west.
  • Posted detour is in place to reroute traffic having to get to Shaker Blvd. from Warrensville Road within the work zone.
  • Pedestrians and bicyclists are PROHIBITED from entering work zones north and south of closed bridges. Follow posted signs at open crosswalks.
  • West sidewalk on westbound bridge is open.
  • ABSOLUTELY NO TRESSPASSERS ONTO CLOSED BRIDGE SITE. TRESPASSERS WILL BE TICKED BY THE SHAKER POLICE.

 

July 28, 2023

Phase I

  • Building temporary crossovers to reroute all Warrensville Center Road traffic to the southbound bridge.
  • August 8th  Phase I closing the northbound bridge to all traffic. Two-way traffic will be maintained on the southbound bridge.
  • Phase I will be in place until late spring 2024.
  • Please be advised left turns will be prohibited for southbound Warrensville traffic at Shaker Blvd., eastbound, and for northbound Warrensville traffic at Shaker Blvd., westbound.