Ingleside Dr. Bride Replacement Project Description
The existing bridge on Ingleside Drive is in poor condition and rated structurally deficient. The City applied for, and was awarded federal funds through the Ohio Municipal Bridge Program for the replacement of the Ingleside Drive Bridge located north of Boston Mills Road. The project work includes removal and replacement of the existing bridge, roadway repairs and widening (to bring to minimum standard width), drainage improvements, landscaping and resurfacing of Ingleside Drive from Boston Mills Road to the dead-end
During the project design, City staff has conducted two public meetings to collect resident input on the project. Based upon public input, the bridge will be constructed using a Concrete Post and Rail style as shown in the concept below:
The project design is complete. The City is awaiting final permission from the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) to bid and award the project. Construction for the project is scheduled for the spring/summer of 2021 and will last approximately six months. During construction, two way traffic will be maintained along Ingleside Drive, though traffic delays during construction can be anticipated.
Project Update February 12, 2021
To remain compliant with environment permit requirements, all trees affected by the project must be cut no later than March 31, 2021. In the State of Ohio, the Indiana and northern long-eared bats are afforded special protection under the Endangered Species Act. Because these species of bats hibernate in the winter, they are not using the trees, so winter is the ideal time to clear trees. Because of the state funding for the project, the City must abide by the winter tree clearing date restrictions.
The City anticipates re-marking the tree clearing limits along the project during the week of February 22nd. Trees will be cut and removed from the site during the 1st and/or 2nd week of March. Stumps will remain and will be removed by the bridge contractor.
To review the project plan set, please click here.
If you have questions regarding this project, please contact:
Bradley Kosco, P.E., P.S., City Engineer
Phone: (330) 342-1770 Email