N. Main Street Improvement Project

‚Äč 10/17/2016:  Sidewalk Reconstruction Continues

Sidewalk October 11

Last Week

Contractors poured concrete on the south end of the block, which caused issues when it was not dry in time for the stores to open. We regret the inconvenience that this may have caused to Main Street stores and businesses. To help alleviate problems that occurred, the contractors are scheduled to start earlier, add accelerator in concrete, stricter inspections. The removal will be done in two sections, and a temporary walk will be installed immediately after removal of each section to allow pedestrian passage. 
Our goal is for the concrete to be cured by the time stores open in the morning. 

Week of October 17, 2016:

The contractor will be cleaning up the area that was recently completed and begin tearing out concrete from the mid-block north to Clinton Street. This includes removing the curb and sidewalk, building the large tree planters and preparing to install the utilities.

Support our Main Street Merchants During Construction

Starting Monday, October 17, we will begin our Stores Open During Construction campaign in our e-newsletters, on social media and in press releases to the Hub Times.

No left turn!

Whenever there's a change in the traffic pattern, it creates a bit of confusion for motorists. Please note, there is NO LEFT TURN on Aurora Street or on SR 303 when heading southbound on SR 91 during this phase of the construction. Please avoid turning left on Ravenna, which is causing traffic to back up. The best route is Middleton to Stow and then back on SR 303 to reach your destination. Please be patient and leave extra time as motorists adjust to this change which will be in place for at least 30 days.

What is being done?

Daytime construction on North Main Street from State Route 303 to Clinton Street will continue through November. This includes all new sidewalks, roadway, and landscaping from State Route 303 to Clinton Street. Pedestrian traffic will be maintained along the buildings.

Trucks will be detoured away from State Route 91 in the construction area. A new traffic pattern was set up, eliminating the left turn lane heading south on State Route 91. Two way traffic will be maintained. All parking from Park Lane to Clinton Street will be closed.

The contractor has completed the night waterline work, with the exception of a few miscellaneous items. The contractor is working on cleaning up the area north of Clinton Street to Owen Brown Street, including concrete patching the sidewalks, debris removal, temporary curbing, pavement striping, and roadway patching. Parking will be limited in this area. The plan is to leave that section until the spring of 2017.


If you have questions about this project, please call the Engineering Department at 330-342-1770.

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Are you are having problems with your water service and main? Please contact:

Hudson Public Works Department
(330) 342-1750 

During work on the water services and main line there may be service disruptions. If you do not have service, and the contractor is not working on your line, please contact (330) 342-1750 or if after regular hours, please contact the police department at 330-342-1800. 

The contractor will give notice ahead of time, normally 24-hours. If the water is cloudy run water in a utility sink (with no strainer on faucet) until it runs clear. 1-2 minutes. If it doesn't run clear after a few minutes, call the public works department. 

The City of Hudson started construction of the North Main Improvement Project between SR 303 and Owen Brown Street. The project includes infrastructure improvements and a fresh new look, including new lighting and sidewalk/pedestrian areas, improved crosswalks, landscaping including street trees and planters. With the assistance of AMATS funding and an ODNR Grant, The Ohio Department of Transportation will resurface North Main Street as part of this project. For project details, visit our story map.

For project details, click image below, to view a story map:

North Main Story Map Link Photo

Click image to view construction area:

North Main Map darkened

Frequently Asked Questions


How long will the project last?
Most of the construction will be completed this year, with some of the final work being finished in early 2017.

What is the scope of the project?

  • Full pavement replacement
  • New overhead crosswalk signals and improved crosswalk designs
  • New textured sidewalk and pavers
  • New light design
  • Diagonal parking
  • Street trees, benches, planters, landscaping
Will my drive to work be impacted?
Much of the work will be done at night, with possible periodic lane closures after 8 p.m.  During the day, traffic will be maintained, but the lanes will shift for construction which may cause traffic delays. Truck detours will begin during Phase 2. The best way to stay informed is to sign up for our Road Construction Updates and receive email/text messages about lane shifts or closures and other issues that might arise during construction.

Will I be able to visit my favorite North Main Street store?
Yes! Sidewalk access to the stores and businesses will be maintained at all times. 

Will parking in front of the North Main Street stores be available?

While the diagonal parking areas in front of some of the stores may be closed for a period of time, access to all other public parking areas will remain open. 

What will happen to the sandstone sidewalks and curbs?
The approximately 20 square feet of sandstone sidewalk will be removed and stored for possible future use. The sandstone curb will be removed and replaced back into its place as part of the project. Curbing that is cracked or damaged will be removed.

Where's the best place to go to stay up to date on this project?
There are several ways to stay informed. 

  • Website. Check this website page for updates.
  • Story Map. Click on the visual story map at the top of this page that provides detail about the construction, timeline, features and more or click here.
  • Social Media.  For real-time updates on the construction and its impact on traffic, follow us on social media.
  • Road Construction Updates.  Sign up to receive our Road Construction updates for real time traffic alerts regarding this project. Sign up here.
  • Merchant Updates.  If you are a merchant, business, or property owner in the downtown area, sign up for weekly updates specific to how this project may impact your business.  To sign up, click here.
  • Visit HCTV.  
  • Visit the City's YouTube Channel.
What about the great events on the greens this summer? Will they continue?
Yes, the events on the green will be held as scheduled. For even information, visit our Community Calendar.

Who should I call or email if I have questions or concerns about the project?
Call our Engineering Department at 330-342-1770.
Email our Engineering Department at engineering@hudson.oh.us