Safety & Service - August 1st 2016

Main Conference Room – Mayfield Village Civic Center
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 7:00 p.m.

The Safety and Service Committee met on Monday, August 1, 2016 in the Main Conference Room at the Mayfield Village Civic Center.  Chairman Marrie called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.


Present: Mr. Marrie, Mr. Jerome, and Mrs. Mills

Also Present: Mr. Williams, Mayor Bodnar, Mr. Metzung, Mr. Cappello, Chief Carcioppolo, Chief Edelman, Mr. Thomas, Ms. Wolgamuth, and Mrs. Betsa


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Mr. Thomas reported, we wanted to start this process a month earlier than we did last year. Bids have come in.  We still want to offer the opt-out.  That’s my question to this Committee.

Chairman Marrie asked, why wouldn’t we?  It’s only fair to everybody.  You can’t let somebody get a deal and not the rest of them.  They are all paying the same taxes.

Mr. Thomas replied, just wanted to make sure.


Chairman Marrie asked, are there any other matters?

Mr. Cappello stated, at the last Council meeting, they wanted to know what was going on with the I-271 bridge work.  I got some information. The bids were open for the bridge replacement, the concrete ones.  ODOT awarded the contract to J.D. Williamson Construction Company.  It’s an $8 million project.  Originally the plans were stating they were going to begin this year but because the plan notes state that no lane closures shall occur at all on 271 and Wilson Mills between November 1st and April 15th, they might do some work on 271 getting ready for the cross-overs; they are going to transfer traffic to the express lanes, but we are probably looking at April 15th of next year before they start doing any work on the bridge part.  The other thing is you were asking about lane closures.  They are going to have to close one lane on Wilson Mills, probably the eastbound lane for a minimum of 30 days, maximum of 60 days.  There’s an incentive program. They get $2,400 a day with a maximum of $96,000 they can get if they get that work done as soon as possible.  That is when they are going to be doing the center piers and construct the foundation for the new center piers for the new bridge.  There will be some closure on Wilson Mills, but a maximum of 60 days and the center will get done as soon as possible.

Chairman Marrie asked, will there be any east or westbound closures totally?

Mr. Cappello replied no.  That’s the trick.  The plans do call for up to 8 total road closures but those are all going to be at night.  What will happen is when they have to demo the bridge, they have to close Wilson Mills.  There are up to 8 times they can do that.  During the week, the time of closure is between 9:30 p.m. and 5:30 a.m.  They do have provisions for the weekends from 10:00 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. in which they would close at the bridges.  The ramps are open so the detours if you are eastbound and you get on the ramp to go to Mayfield, get off at Mayfield and go back on or just go down Beta or Alpha to Highland or something like that.  There will be message boards. We have a precon coming up but as far as anything this year, there’s nothing.  I will get an official memo out.

Chairman Marrie asked, could we get something to the residents, maybe not now, but when the work is going to start?

Mr. Cappello replied, we will talk about it.  Maybe mention it, but none of this work is going to happen until next April.  Also, the project completion is October 15th of next year.  So they will have from April 15th and it has to be done by October 15th.

Mr. Jerome asked, didn’t they talk about starting October of last year?

Mr. Cappello replied, they were talking about potentially August.

Mayor Bodnar stated, it has been in the books for several years.

Mr. Cappello stated, even if it began in August, the way this is situated after November 1st, they can’t close the lanes down through the winter months.

Chairman Marrie asked, Tom, they are going to destroy the pillars that are there now.  Is it a whole new pillar situation?

Mr. Cappello replied, yes.  It’s outer bridges.  The old cast in place four span bridge and there’s three center piers.  In order for them to demo it, they have to demo that foundation too.  It’s a brand new structure.  They are going to the steel beams.  The new bridges are going to look similar to the ones that are in the middle.  They have to put the foundations in for that.  Before it was spread over three piers.  Now it is going to spread over one.

Mr. Jerome stated, still a center pier.

Mr. Cappello stated, correct.  I think they are going to do an aesthetic treatment on the outer bridges on the faces so it will look nicer, but it’s essentially the same.  Same size beams as what are there now.

Chairman Marrie asked, I am thinking with the rush hour traffic, is it going to have a big effect on that?

Mr. Cappello replied, yes.  When you close the lanes to do some work over there, like when they did the curbwork.  Again, we have some time.  We can do some things to let people know.  People will have enough notice to avoid that.  We will see.

Mr. Jerome asked, any other thoughts about widening Wilson Mills?

Mr. Cappello replied, no.

Chairman Marrie stated, Tom, when we get together, I assume with Diane and the Mayor, the notices that we are going to send out in advance will also be to all businesses in the area as well as the residents?

Mr. Cappello replied, I would say so, yes.

Chairman Marrie stated, I would encourage that.

Chief Edelman stated, is Highland Heights a part of it?

Mr. Cappello replied, yes.  A quarter of the project is in Highland Heights.

Chairman Marrie stated, thank you very much for your report.  Are there any other matters?

There were no further matters.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:11 p.m.  The next Safety and Service Committee meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 12, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Conference Room at the Mayfield Village Civic Center.