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. The project plans are nearly finished and the temporary easement acquisition for the project is almost complete. Based upon public input, the bridge will be constructed using a Concrete Post and Rail style as shown in the concept below:
The design for the project commenced in 2019 and is continuing through the end of 2020. 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 November 17, 2020
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.
Later this month, the City will be re-staking the tree clearing limits along the project. City staff will then meet with tree clearing companies to review the work and secure bid prices. Trees will be cut and removed from the site at the time of clearing. Stumps will remain and will be removed by the bridge contractor.
The actual tree removal work will not take place until late winter, 2021. Once the schedule for tree clearing has been established, it will be shared with affected landowners.
To review the draft 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