Project Information


The Engineering and Construction Departments are responsible for the design, planning and construction of City-initiated public development projects, and the review and inspection of all privately installed improvements. They are also responsible for the operation and maintenance of traffic signals. 

Maintenance of the City's infrastructure at various locations within the city is performed annually. A list of projects performed on an annual basis may include the following: 

  • Concrete Repair 
  • Catch Basin Repair 
  • Street Striping 
  • Preventative Maintenance 
  • Guardrail Repair 
  • Asphalt Repair 
  • Manhole Repair 
  • Materials Testing 
  • Sewer Grouting 
  • Emergency and Miscellaneous Roadway Repair 
  • Sanitary and Storm System Repair 

In addition to annual programs, the City Engineer plans and develops projects for continued maintenance and upgrade of the City’s infrastructure. These projects tend to focus on specific issues that become apparent and can be rectified through repair or upgrade of the current system. 

SOM Center Retaining Wall Refacing and Fence Replacement Project

Contractor: Sander Contracting

Limits: SOM Center Road on both sides of the retaining wall between Bainbridge Road and Aurora Road
Scope: The project includes the aesthetic resurfacing of retaining walls with thin brick veneer on both
sides of SOM Center Road between Bainbridge Road and Aurora Road, as well as the 
rehabilitation of the bridge drainage system and installation of decorative fencing at the top of the 
Start Date: May 23, 2018
End Date: Substantial completion date of August 31, 2018
Update: The contractor is completing the fence installation and general punch list.

SOM Center & Aurora Intersection Improvements Project

Contractor: Catts Construction

SOM Center/Aurora Intersection Improvements
Limits: Linden Drive, north through the intersection to 6370 SOM Center Road. Aurora Road from Solon 
Boulevard east through the intersection to 34275 Aurora Road.
Scope: The project includes: widening SOM Center Road and Aurora Road to provide northbound and southbound dual left turn lanes from SOM Center onto Aurora Road; Widen westbound Aurora Road to provide right turn lane onto SOM Center; Provide new storm and sanitary sewers within the project limits; and Provide new traffic signal equipment at the SOM Center Road and Aurora Road intersection.
Start Date: March 11, 2019    
Substantial Completion Date: November 29, 2019
The contractor is presently working on the pavement widening phase of the project at night. During the day 
they are adjusting castings west of SOM Center Road in preparation for the final surface course of asphalt.

Updates and information are available through the project administration/inspection firm GPI.

Fire Hydrant Painting Project 

Contractor: Athos Contracting

Limits: Various locations on the west side of the City, west of SOM Center, including all the fire hydrants 
on SOM Center Road, and the hydrants within the Chagrin Valley Estates Subdivision east of 
SOM Center Road off of Miles Road.
Start Date: June 5, 2019
End Date: Substantial completion date of October 31, 2019
    Attached is a list of locations.
Update: Work is well underway to complete the painting of all fire hydrants west of and including SOM
Center Road and in Chagrin Valley Estates.

Arbordale Avenue Reconstruction Project 

Contractor: Fabrizi Trucking and Paving Company

Limits: Project will include replacement of all storm and sanitary sewers and existing concrete 
pavement will be replaced with curb and gutter and asphalt pavement.
Start Date: June 4, 2019
End Date: Substantial completion date of October 31, 2019
Update: The contractor has completed the sanitary sewer main installation and is presently installing the storm
sewer main and some house connections. The contractor's schedule has been accelerated to work 6 
10 hour days each week with the expectation of substantially completing the project by November 23.

Annual Asphalt Repair Program Project 

Contractor: Barbicas Construction

Limits: Asphalt resurfacing at various locations throughout the city. Residential streets planned for resurfacing include:

Neptune Drive, Stillwater Lane, Timberlane Drive (Liberty to Solon Road), Flanders Drive (Dorset Lane to 
Cummings Court), Emerald Ridge, Old South Miles Road, Erico Drive, Solon Road, Briarwood Lane and 
Cressmont Avenue

Other heavier traveled main and collector streets include a portion on Solon Road (Richmond Road to
Metro Park), Portz Parkway and Cannon Road from Richmond Road to Harper Road.
Start Date: September 16, 2019
October 31, 2019
Update: The contractor has begun milling roads starting in the north at Neptune Drive, Stillwater Lane and Cressmont
Avenue, working their way south.

Community Center Natatorium Project 

Contractor: Cleveland Building Restoration

Limits: The work includes the removal and replacement of exterior masonry of the natatorium of the Community Center
along with miscellaneous brick and mortar repair.
Start date: August 19, 2019
September 10, 2019
Update: The contractor began demolition work. They are currently working on removing the fascia on the building and has
completed the east and south sides and is currently working on the west. Next they are scheduled to
start constructing the mockups showing proposed new materials for approval.

SOM Center Resurfacing Project 


Contractor: Chagrin Valley Paving

Limits: Planing the asphalt intermediate and surface course on SOM Center road from just south of the US 422              
eastbound off ramp to the railroad bridge with partial depth and full depth repairs and other related items such
as inlets, curbing, sidewalks, concrete median and resetting of brick pavers.
Start Date:
September 3, 2019
October 31, 2019
Update: Over the next two weeks the contractor will continue to make concrete base repairs on SOM Center Road.