2021 Sidewalk Projects
As part of the Sidewalk and Trail Master Plan 2021-2025, five sidewalk projects will take place in 2021. Several others for upcoming years will also be designed this year. Questions about the Sidewalk and Trail Master Plan or how these projects may affect your property? View the Frequently Asked Questions here or at the bottom of this page.
Herrick Park Sidewalk Project (2021)
Project Update 12/2/2021
The Herrick Park sidewalk has been installed. The contractor will be back in early spring to finish the installation of the new street lights and to touch up any necessary restoration and landscaping.
Project Update 9/13/2021
The Herrick Park Drive sidewalk project is now underway! (See the project description below for full project details). Short delays may occur during work hours, but two way traffic will be maintained.
Access to the driveways and properties along the south side of Herrick Park Drive will be open and maintained. The contractor will contact all property owners one day in advance for any closures or work within your driveway. NOTE: Not work is anticipated on the north side of Herrick Park Drive and there should be no driveway disruptions.
Project Update 8/16/2021
The Herrick Park Sidewalk Project has been bid and awarded to DL Smith Concrete. The project is anticipated to begin in the coming month, weather permitting. During all phases of construction, the contractor will maintain two-way traffic along Herrick Park Drive. During the course of the project, the City will have a City representative on site monitoring the contractors work.
The City is preparing for construction of the upcoming Herrick Park Drive Sidewalk Project located between State Route 91 & Lascala Drive, which is scheduled for construction in Summer 2021.
A new 5 foot wide, 3,000 foot long concrete sidewalk and curb will be installed between 7456 and 7754 Herrick Park Drive. The project will also include the installation of new storm sewer, storm inlets, driveway aprons, ditch elimination, and other miscellaneous utility work along the southside of Herrick Park Drive.
The new sidewalk will connect to the new 8 foot sidewalk to be installed on State Route 91 later this fall and also to the existing sidewalk at the Lascala Drive intersection. The new walk will safely connect residents to the schools, the parks, and downtown Hudson as part of the Master Plan.
To sign up to receive project updates via email, visit www.hudson.oh.us/HerrickParkUpdates.
- Project Start Update Letter to Residents
- Project Intro Letter to Residents
- Draft Plans for Herrick Park Sidewalk Project
North Darrow Sidewalk Project (2021)
Project Update 12/2/2021
The North Darrow sidewalk has been installed. The contractor will be back in early spring to finish the installation of the Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) and to touch up any necessary restoration and landscaping.
Project Update 9/15/2021
The North Darrow Sidewalk Project is currently out to bid . The project is anticipated to begin in October of 2021, weather permitting.
This project will include the installation of a concrete sidewalk on North Darrow Road (SR 91) from Garden Lane to the Twinsburg Township Line. A new 5-foot wide concrete sidewalk will be constructed on the east side of Darrow Road between Garden Lane and Wren Haven, and on the west side between Christine Drive and the Corporation line which will incorporate a curb and a 6-foot concrete sidewalk. The project will also include the installation of new storm sewer infrastructure, driveway aprons, and miscellaneous utility work.
W. Barlow Sidewalk Project (2021)
Project Update 9/30/21
The construction of the Barlow Road Sidewalk Improvement Project began on Monday, September 27.
The contractor will be closing Barlow Road to east bound traffic only beginning Monday, October 11th for 30 days. West bound traffic will be maintained (one way traffic only). A signed detour will be in place for east bound traffic to use Terex Road and Darrow Road.
This project includes the installation of a sidewalk along the northside of Barlow Road between Nicholson Drive and SR 91.
South Darrow Sidewalk Project (2021)
Project Update 12/2/2021
The project design has been finalized and the contract is out to bid. Construction of the project is anticipated in the spring of 2022, weather permitting, but work could start in winter of 2021/2022 if mild temperatures occur.
This project will include the installation of a sidewalk on South Darrow Road (SR 91) just north of Norton Road to Corporate Drive. To sign up to receive project updates via email, visit www.hudson.oh.us/SouthDarrowUpdates.
W. Streetsboro Sidewalk Project (2021)
This project will include the installation of a sidewalk on W. Streetsboro Street (SR 303) from West Case to Nicholson Drive.
- Why do we have a Sidewalk and Trail Master Plan?
The plan assists the City of Hudson with funding and planning future sidewalks within Hudson. It helps us coordinate connections to other regional trails and walkways in our area with the goal of continually improving safe and practical community-wide bicycle and pedestrian activity in the community.
- Where can I find a map of the future budgeted sidewalks and trails?
- How do these projects benefit Hudson residents?
The proposed sidewalks and trails will allow residential neighborhoods to connect to parks, trails, to downtown, neighborhoods, and schools, therefore allowing safe, community-wide, non-vehicular travel in Hudson.
- What projects will we see constructed in 2021?
- Herrick Park Drive from SR 91 to Lascala Drive
- SR 91 just north of Norton Road to Terex Road
- SR 91 Garden Lane to the Twinsburg Township line
- SR 303 from W. Case to Nicholson Drive
- W. Barlow Road from SR 91 to east of the railroad tracks
Visit www.hudson.oh.us/2021SidewalkProjects for more information.
- Is there a direct fee or charge to the adjacent property owners for this sidewalk work?
No. The sidewalk work and any other public capital incidental construction items on this project are budgeted within the City of Hudson’s Annual Budget.
- Will I still receive packages, deliveries, and US Mail Service during construction?
Yes. The contractor will need to provide access to these services during the construction of the project. Except for when a driveway is being constructed, the owner should notify the City of any large deliveries one day in advance of delivery.
- Will I still receive refuse and trash pickup service?
Yes. The Contractor will need to provide access to this service during the construction of the project.
- Will my driveway access be disrupted?
Yes. The Contractor will provide advance notice of 24 hours for any driveway that will be out of service and non-accessible. The contractor will be required to provide a parking location for two vehicles for up to 10 hours of closing the driveway, at each property. If the driveway cannot be opened within 10 hours to vehicle traffic, the contractor shall provide parking for vehicles, but no longer than 24 hours.
- Who do I call if I have an issue?
The City will provide a 24-hour contact number from the contractor doing the work at the start of construction.
- What if I have a private irrigation system or underground dog fence within the City right-of-way? Will I need to relocate it?
Yes. The City will send out a letter in advance of the project bidding to notify residents who will need to relocate their private irrigation and dog fences prior to construction.
- What if I have a private fence, boulders, private walk, or landscaping within the City right-of-way? Will I need to relocate it?
Yes. The above items will need to be relocated prior to construction.
- Will I need to remove snow and repair the sidewalk once it is constructed?
Yes. Per Hudson Codified Ordinance 660.05, owners shall keep sidewalks, curbs, and gutters in repair and free from snow, ice, or any other nuisance, and to remove all snow and ice accumulated theron within a reasonable time, which will ordinarily not exceed 12 hours after any storm during which the snow and ice has accumulated.
- Will the sidewalk be compliant with the current American Disability Act?
Yes. The City will construct sidewalks to be accessible to persons with disabilities to the extent technically feasible.
- What is the history of the Sidewalk and Trail Master Plan? When was the first plan implemented by City Council? When was it last updated? What was the purpose of the first plan?
- The Sidewalk and Trail Master Plan was formerly The Connectivity Plan.
- The plan was created in 2013 and revised in 2018 and 2021.
- The latest revision in 2021 was approved by City Council for approval in February 2021.
- It was created to provide a list of priority pedestrian sidewalks and trails within Hudson in 2013 into one complete map.
- This plan merged the park trail map with the sidewalk improvements. The 2018 revisions added bike trails and updated the priorities of the sidewalks and trials.
- The 2021 revisions established a new priority list based on the public comments received and meeting and provided a 5-year budget to complete the plan.
- Where can I find more information about the Sidewalk and Trail Master Plan?
- What is the Connectivity Plan?
The Connectivity Plan has been renamed the Sidewalk and Trail Master Plan.
- Can I submit thoughts or suggestions about the plan?
The City has completed the public comment phase for this current round of projects. The City conducted multiple public meetings with the City Council and Mayor, including individual Ward Meetings, At-Large meetings, City Council meetings, and solicited public comment at the Farmers Market in 2020. The City also created a citizen committee to obtain input from various neighborhoods within the City.