February 7, 2016


Metro Parks plans trail expansion


Connectivity is increasingly becoming the buzzword around Lorain County with projects not just taking vehicle traffic into consideration, but also the needs of bikers and walkers. In the years to come, bikers and walkers will probably be able to cross the county on bike or foot on one mapped-out route, said Jim Ziemnik, director of Read More…

Ford Road bridge opening on schedule

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Tweets by @LisaRobersonCT ELYRIA – The Ford Road bridge is opening Friday. It’s been months – no, years – since the city closed the old bridge because of its poor condition and forced scores of drivers to find alternate routes to get from the city’s north side to the Midway Mall area. All the while, Read More…

Opening date set for Ford Road bridge

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ELYRIA — When city officials closed off the Ford Road bridge, the questions on the minds of those who travel the span across the Black River only wanted to know one thing: when the bridge would reopen. It looks as if that date has finally come. City Engineer Tim Ujvari said if the weather cooperates 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…

Spans over Black River, Ford Road targeted for future repair projects

A car drives along a now-closed section of Ford Road in Elyria when it was open to traffic in the autumn of 2007. Elyria city officials said a closed one-lane span of the road could be replaced by a two-lane structure, but land must be acquired before the $3.2 million project can go forward. (Chronicle file photo)

ELYRIA — The Ohio Department of Transportation has made travel quite a challenge along Gulf Road as it replaced the bridge over Interstate 90. Next year, the proposed replacement of the twin Interstate 90 bridges over the Black River and Ford Road could affect traffic again. ODOT is seeking comment on a project that is Read More…