Hudson -- Don't expect road projects to wind down because school has started. Route 303 still needs a second layer of asphalt, and Barlow and Terex road work is underway. Hines Hill Road will close Sept. 3 so the Northfolk Southern Railroad can work on the tracks. Hines Hill Road is also scheduled for repaving during this time period.
Drivers are waiting for the second layer of asphalt on state Route 303 from the Boston Heights border to the Streetsboro border. Striping will complete the project. This work is part of a $2.3 million project by the Ohio Department of Transportation. The city is responsible for approximately $400,000, or 20 percent. Drivers should be cautious of metal extenders and storm drain grates protruding above the single layer of pavement. Two-way traffic will be maintained but drivers should expect delays. Work will continue through mid-September depending on the weather, according to ODOT.
Barlow and Terex roads
Work began on repaving Barlow and Terex roads in August and signs are posted. Two way traffic will be maintained but expect delays. The city is repaving Barlow-Terex roads from state Route 91 east to the railroad tracks. The city's share of the federally funded project is $130,000.
Hines Hill Road
Hines Hill Road will be closed at the railroad tracks for Norfolk Southern Railroad to fix the tracks at this intersection. The road closure will begin Sept. 3 and will remain closed for a maximum of 30 days. A detour route will be posted along Walters, Twinsburg and Valley View roads.
Hudson will mill and resurface Hines Hill Road from Prospect Street to the Boston Heights corporation line. The city would like to coordinate the work with the railroad repairs. Work is expected to begin on the estimated $400,000 repaving project the second week in September and continue through November. The city's portion is 20 percent of the federally-funded project.
Road reconstruction in north Hudson
Council approved an additional $1 million in road work that continues through October. The roads are all north of Interstate 80 and include Blue Heron Drive from East Woodspring Lane west to concrete area; Elderkin Court from Haymarket Way to the cul-de-sac; Forthampton Court from Silverberry Lane to the cul-de-sac; Forthampton Circle from Silverberry Lane to the cul-de-sac; Haymarket Way from Berks Way to Andover Way; Herrick Park Drive from Highgate Drive to state Route 91; Lake Edge Court from Parkside Drive to the cul-de-sac; and Oxgate Court from Blue Heron Drive to the cul-de-sac.
Safe Routes to School Sidewalk program
Phone inquires for an update were not returned by press time, but the city was scheduled to install a sidewalk along the west side of Glen Echo Drive from Victoria Parkway to Hudson-Aurora Road and sidewalks along Middleton Road from Ellsworth School to Winterberry Drive with a crosswalk on Middleton Road and electronic flashers at North Hayden. A $210,000 grant from Safe Routes to School and the Ohio Department of Transportation will help pay for the projects.
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