August 2, 2015

Elyria
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15 homes being built on Elyria, North Ridgeville border

ELYRIA — Fifteen new homes are being built in an unfinished subdivision that skirts the Elyria and North Ridgeville line. The new ranch-style cluster homes will be built in the Fieldstone Lakes development off Bender Road just north of Chestnut Ridge Road that was first approved in 2004. Since that time, William Thomas Homes Inc. Read More…

West Shoreway construction getting under way

CLEVELAND — Work on a Cleveland lakefront highway is scheduled to get underway this week with lane closures and lower speed limits. The work beginning Monday on the West Shoreway marks the final phase of a $95 million project to connect neighborhoods on Cleveland’s west side with Lake Erie. Speed limits in both directions will Read More…

With Route 57 project, alternate routes needed to get to cancer center

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ELYRIA — Patients heading to the Mercy Cancer Center will encounter construction obstacles on their way to the Schadden Road facility. State Route 57 is under construction, and those heading to the center for treatment might want to consider alternate routes to avoid traffic congestion. Schadden Road is only accessible via Route 57, but those Read More…

Avon proposing stricter regulation of development after flooding

AVON — More than a year after a storm flooded the southeastern end of Avon, the city is proposing stricter ordinances governing development in the area. City Council has approved several construction moratoriums in the area, the most recent of which is soon set to expire, since the flooding. The city has also prevented developer Read More…

North Ridge Road construction causing headaches

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ELYRIA — Troopers have been issuing more tickets and responding to a multitude of traffic issues in Elyria and Sheffield Township over the past week since construction on North Ridge Road East shut down a section of the street. Last week, troopers from the Ohio Highway Patrol began responding more frequently to an area of Read More…

Tree-cutting keeps Ridgeville middle school project from going bat-ty

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Another week and the $58.1 million middle school projected to open in two years would have had its inaugural construction season jeopardized by a possible bat habitat. Thanks to an 11th-hour approval of a needed state EPA permit, an Elyria contracting crew was able to remove a little more than six acres Read More…

Lights out in Elyria as Middle Avenue construction continues

Lights are out on Middle Avenue in Elyria on Friday as construction continues. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

The residents on the south side of Elyria are literally in the dark as a result of the Middle Avenue reconstruction project. The first phase of the project is starting up and, as a result, the street lights are going out. In their place, the city is putting up six portable light trailers to illuminate Read More…

Work on Ford Road bridge to start at 3 a.m. Wednesday

The Ford Road bridge construction in Elyria is seen Monday. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA – The work will be loud and will be done during the early morning hours Wednesday, but city officials said the commotion will be worth it because the Ford Road bridge project will move closer to completion. City Engineer Tim Ujvari said the incessant beeps from the caravan of cement trucks as it snake Read More…