The Engineering Department is responsible for the design and construction of all improvements within public right-of-ways and easements, including road and sewer projects and new subdivisions. The department maintains records of all sewers, culverts and waterlines, and also keeps on file subdivision plats and individual plot plans for homes, as well as zoning and infrastructure maps. This information is available to the public.
Phase 2 of the three-phase project, which involves installing crosswalks and upgrading pedestrian signals at Pearl and Westwood, is expected to wrap up by Memorial Day 2019. Crews have installed crosswalks across Pearl and Westwood and are upgrading ramps and pedestrian signals.
Traffic will be maintained on Pearl, and drivers will be able to get in and out of driveways, but lanes of traffic will close and delays are likely.
Westwood had been closed for part of the project, but reopened May 4.
The first phase, which was completed the last week of March, replaced the crosswalk in front of Strongsville Middle School.
The third and final phase, at Pearl and Royalton, will be the biggest, where there will not only be new crosswalks, but new mast arms for the traffic signals, new pedestrian islands and a new concrete median. That should start in August, after the Rib Burnoff and Homecoming, and carry into September.
The project is designed to help improve safety and connectivity around Town Center for pedestrians and bicyclists.
The city is planning to upgrade several intersections in the center of town in summer 2019 to improve pedestrian safety and access to the Town Center area.
Pedestrian signals and curb ramps will be upgraded at the intersection of Pearl and Royalton, Pearl and Westwood, and Pearl at Strongsville Middle School. Traffic detectors capable of bicycle detection will also be installed. Stamped concrete crosswalks will be added, as will handicapped-accessible sloped curbs with "truncated domes" that vision-impaired pedestrians will be able to feel.
At the Pearl-Royalton corner, the traffic signals will be upgraded -- including new signals hung on mast arms rather than wires -- and concrete pedestrian refuge islands will be added, as well as a concrete median.
In addition, wayfinding signs, crosswalks and bicycle racks will be added to Freedom Trail.
The city received a $141,000 grant to pay a portion of the cost of the project, which is part of a larger Town Center District Redevelopment Plan completed by the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency in 2015. The plan recommends improving pedestrian and biker accessibility and safety to the Town Center area.
The city also received $100,000 in Ohio Department of Transportation funds.
The city has already installed stamped-concrete crosswalks, which are textured to improve visibility, at a number of locations along Westwood Drive and Zverina Lane.
Construction on the next phase is to start this summer and will take about three months.
Town Center is roughly bordered by Zverina on the north, Royalton Road on the South, Pearl to the west and the Greens of Strongsville to the east. It includes the Commons, Strongsville Library, police station, Strongsville Middle School and the Ehrnfelt Rec Center.
Howe Road Sanitary Sewer
A project to install sanitary sewer lines on Howe Road from Falmouth Drive to Boston Road starts in early April. Southbound traffic on Howe Road will be maintained, but northbound motorists will be detoured down either Benbow Road or Pearl Road. The project should take three to four months to complete.
Proposed Roundabout at Shurmer and Howe
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about the proposed roundabout.
Traffic Signal Upgrade
All of Strongsville's traffic signals will be upgraded in a project that will start in 2019. Click here for more information
North Pearl Road
The final leg of a years-old Pearl Road resurfacing project will be done in 2019, resurfacing Pearl from the Ohio Turnpike bridge to Sprague Road. Construction is to begin late summer 2019.
Sprague Road Widening
In cooperation with adjacent cities, Sprague Road will be widened from Webster Road to West 130th Street. Work will start in fall 2019.