Rocky River Road Construction Update: July 3, 2019

The City of Rocky River wishes you a safe and happy July 4th holiday. A reminder: refuse will not be collected on Thursday this week and collections will be made on Friday and Saturday. The Transfer Station will also be open on Friday (8 AM to 2:30 PM) and on Saturday (8 AM to noon).



Hilliard Boulevard paving and road construction will begin Monday, July 8th as weather allows. Hilliard will be paved from Westmoor to the corporation line at Westlake. Paving has been divided into 2 phases. Phase I paves Westmoor to River Oaks will be completed in 2019 and Phase 2 paves River Oaks to the corporation line in 2020. If weather and the construction schedule allows, the City and contractor will consider paving the entire length (Westmoor to corporation line) this year.

THE WEEK OF JULY 8TH, large milling machines will begin removing asphalt – one lane at a time – until all lanes have been milled in Phase 1 (Westmoor to River Oaks). Then, intermediate asphalt will be installed – one lane of travel at a time. NO PARKING WILL BE ALLOWED ON HILLIARD DURING CONSTRUCTION. Also, parking on side streets adjacent to Hilliard will need to stay at least 20’ back from Hilliard as some construction work will be occurring in the side street area (at crossing ramps), for milling and also for paving purposes.

The intermediate layer of asphalt will protect the street during road repairs; however, manholes, catch basins and various street valves will be exposed. Road repairs will require one lane in each direction is used as a construction zone. At all times, one lane of traffic will be maintained on each side of the street: one for eastbound traffic and one lane of traffic will be maintained for westbound traffic. Once the road repairs are completed in one lane of travel – the work zone will shift. Road repairs will be made through the intermediate asphalt course including curb repairs where necessary and replacement of sidewalk crossing ramps required to meet compliance measures. Once all road, curb and crossing ramp work is complete – the final asphalt will be installed followed by road markings.

Please note that areas in the median, accessed for turn-through, will remain open as much as possible but may be closed for short periods during repair and paving work – the contractor will always have another, nearby turn-through section open and available for access.

At the end of the project, the City will be installing stamped-concrete crosswalks at the Hilliard / Wagar intersection and at the crosswalk near Wildflower and the outdoor pool. Thank you for your patience during this important improvement project and for driving carefully in our construction zones.


Final asphalt is scheduled to begin installation the week of July 8th as weather allows. Large paving machines will be installing the final layer of asphalt on Wooster during next week as weather allows. Work is being scheduled for installation of stamped concrete at the north end of Wooster to accommodate improved tree boxes. Once all final asphalt is applied – then street markings will be installed. Included in the Wooster lane marking installations will be new street markings on Detroit where last year’s markings faded.

PLEASE use caution on Wooster Road during repair work which require lane restrictions and construction work in and near intersections (especially the intersection at Hilliard Boulevard). Thank you for your kind patience and careful attention while driving on Wooster Road.


Other paving projects: for late summer of 2019 are: Dale, Beach Cliff (Frazier to Wooster), Sunnyhill, Riverwood, Laurel, Purnell, and Harwich. Street repairs will be made on Kingsbury, Addington and Kingsmill Run.


This summer, water main replacement engineering will begin on Struhar and Shoreland. The Cleveland Division of Water will fund these projects; however, the City will bid the work and assign a contractor. The City of Rocky River will also inspect and manage the project.

Images of construction progression will be posted on the City’s twitter account: @CityofRockyRiv1

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