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Cuyahoga AOC Urban Riparian Habitat Restoration

  • Notice to Proceed: 9/24/2012
  • Start Date: 10/8/2012
  • Completion Date: 11/13/2013
  • Project Amount: $3,465,525.85
  • This Page Last Updated On: 11/4/2013
  • Contractor:

    Independence Excavating Incorporated 

    440‐237‐7765

  • County Project Contacts:

    Darwin Merdes   216‐348‐4073

    Mark Rinderman 216‐701‐4048\
  • Approved Contract Increases:

    $69,977.28
  • Approved Contract Decreases:

    $0
  • Estimated Cost to Completion:

    $3,535,503.13


The Cuyahoga AOC Urban Habitat Restoration Project entails the construction of 0.55 miles of a multi-use trail and green way situated between Scranton Rd. and the west bank of the Cuyahoga River.



Progress:

  • All major items of work are now substantially complete for the project.  
  • Sandstone bench’s, and interpretive sign frames are in place.
  • The structures located at the observation deck, and finishing area are complete.
  • All plantings, with the exception of no mow, native seeding re cont complete. Post landscape SWPPP BMP’s have been installed, are being maintained accordingly.  

One Month Look Ahead:

  • In compliance with the specifications, native seeding of project will start when ground temperatures reach the 50 degree mark.
  • Remainder of no mow seeding to be completed as weather permits. Trash receptacles are being fabricated, to be installed when available.  
  • Maintenance of installed SWPPP BMP’s to be on going.  

Notes:

  • Project is substantially complete, with final inspection set for this week.
  • Annual rye grass germinated throughout the site, thus providing some green, and more importantly, soil stability.
  • The goose problem related to the aquatic plants has diminished per install of the protective netting.
  • Scheduled completion date has been met based on project being substantially completed as on November 1st.
  •  Until further notice, the site is closed to all pedestrian, bike traffic, as contractor’s equipment is traveling the length of the project. Entry onto the site is not permitted at this time. Groups having an interest in viewing the site must first make arrangements with Cuyahoga County Department of Public Works.  

Maintenance of Traffic:

  • Scranton Road traffic has not been affected adversely by project work.
  • Proposed work is scheduled for week of November 4th on Scranton Road from University to the Lorain Carnegie Bridge.
  • Drainage and profile of road in this area to be addressed.
  •  This work is being handled by the Ohio Department of Transportation, District 12.
• Fabrication and erection of railing at fishing area is nearly complete, with wooded handrail to be installed at a later date.

• Stone and wood bench structures are in the process of being built.

• Installation of turf pavers is complete, with cover crop of rye now growing

• Construction of rain gardens complete, plants and mulch in place.All aquatic plants have been installed along shoreline, in the various fishhabitats.

• Planting of trees and shrubs is in progress, with various areas of no mow seeding complete.

• Progress of mixing compost with on site soil is underway.

• Construction of various plant beds throughout project have been completed,shrubs currently being placed in same.

• Installation of post landscape SWPPP BMP’s now underway.



One Month Look Ahead:




• Per current schedule, native seeding set to start end of the month, per dormant season criteria.

• Other areas of seeding to take place as project is final graded by landscaping contractor.

• Various areas throughout project to be graded for all types of seeding.

• Wooden handrail is scheduled to be installed on decorative metal railings later this month.

• Installation of guardrail along Scranton Road, placement of bollards, and install of interpretive signs set for later this month.

• Maintenance of installed SWPPP BMP’s to be ongoing.



Notes:



• Project is moving along nicely, with green items visible throughout.

• Work is now underway to install additional protection related to installed aquatics, as geese have been a problem.

• A system of stakes and netting is currently being installed to alleviate the problem.

• No problems concerning the progress of the project at this time

• Until further notice, the site is closed to all pedestrian, bike traffic, as contractor’s equipment is traveling the length of the project. Entry onto the site is not permitted at this time. Groups having an interest in viewing the site must first make arrangements with Independence Excavating.



Maintenance of Traffic:



• Scranton Road traffic has not been affected adversely by project work.

• Normal two-way traffic pattern is in use.

• Traveling public should exercise caution, as construction vehicles are entering and exiting project onto Scranton Road between University Road and Carter Roads.

• Signs have been posted. September 4, 2013



PROGRESS:

  • Fabrication and erection of observation deck is complete, with wood handrail to be installed at a later date.
  • Stone and wood bench structures are in the process of being built.
  • Installation of turf pavers is underway adjacent to Walworth Run Site, and along Scranton Road connector.
  • Concrete work related to interpretive signage areas has been completed.
  • Phase 2 SWPPP BMP’s have been implemented, and are being maintained along entire length of project.
One Month Look Ahead:

  • Erection of railing for fishing area is set to start this week.
  • Work associated with the rain gardens set to begin, with planting to follow in the next weeks.
  • Project is set to take delivery, and start the planting of aquatic plants along, and in the water this week.
  • Per current schedule, planting/seeding of various items to start soon, as weather should now be better suited for this work with Fall approaching.
  • Planting of trees will be getting underway fairly soon.
Notes:

  • Project is ahead of schedule.
  • No problems concerning the progress of the project at this time.
  • Construction is completed concerning the rehabilitation of the Walworth Run Outfall, per NEORSD contract.
  • Contractor has vacated site.
  • Additional walk removal, to facilitate landscaping along Scranton Road, to be completed within the next few weeks.


Maintenance of Traffic:


  • Scranton Road traffic has not been affected adversely by project work.
  • Normal two-way traffic pattern is in use.
  • Traveling public should exercise caution, as construction vehicles are entering and exiting project onto Scranton Road between University Road and Carter Roads.
  • Signs have been posted.



July 2, 2013
  • Excavation, embankment work on the project is nearly completed, with placement of one foot cap over entire project mostly complete.
  • Remainder of above work to be performed in area of Walworth Run Outfall.
  • Project with a few small exceptions as south end, has been graded to plan lines.
  • Fabrication of the observation deck and railing is underway.
  • Currently, the fence along the timber wakefield wall, between the floating boom, is being installed. Stone and wood bench structures in progress of being built.
  • Concrete work related to interpretive signage areas mostly complete.
  • Phase 2 SWPPP BMP’s have been implemented along entire length of project.
  • One Month Look Ahead:
    • Construction of the asphalt towpath trail should commence this month.
    • Work associated with the rain gardens set to begin, with plantings to follow late summer.
    • Per current schedule, planting/seeding of various items to start mid to late summer.
    • Work to construct proposed rain garden areas set to begin this month. Installation of turf pavers set to begin, once all grading is completed.
  • Notes:
    • Project is ahead of schedule.
    • No problems concerning the progress of the project at this time.
    • Construction concerning the rehabilitation of the Walworth Run Outfall, per NEORSD contract.
    • Contractor on this work is currently mobilizing off of site.
  • Maintenance of Traffic:
    • Scranton Road traffic has not been affected adversely by project work.
    • Normal two-way traffic pattern is in use.
    • Traveling public should exercise caution, as construction vehicles are entering and exiting project onto Scranton Road between University Road and Carter Roads.
    • Signs have been posted.
    • Scranton Road watered down during work to control dust.




May 31, 2013

  • All work associated with seawalls is now complete.
  • Existing fencing along Scranton Road has been removed. Installation of all drainage on project complete.
  • Construction of fish habitats, including the floating boom, has been completed throughout length of project.
  • Excavation, embankment work on the project is nearly completed, with placement of one foot cap over entire project now underway.
  • Project slopes along river have been, for the most part, shaped to plan grades.
  • Fabrication of the observation deck is underway. Phase 2 SWPPP BMP’s have been, and are being implemented along entire length of project.


One Month Look Ahead:

  • Structural steel for the observation deck set to be installed on site.
  • Construction of the asphalt towpath trail should commence this month.
  • Work associated with the rain gardens set to begin, with plantings to follow late summer.
  • Placement of one foot soil embankment cap over entire project underway, with completion scheduled for this month.
  • Per current schedule, planting/seeding of various items to start mid to late summer.


Notes:


  • Project is ahead of schedule.
  • No problems concerning the progress of the project at this time.
  • Construction concerning the rehabilitation of the Walworth Run Outfall, per NEORSD contract.
  • Walworth Run work scheduled to be completed by June 21, 2013.


Maintenance of Traffic:

  • Scranton Road traffic has not been affected adversely by project work.
  • Normal two-way traffic pattern is in use.
  • Traveling public should exercise caution, as construction vehicles are entering and exiting project onto Scranton Road between University Road and Carter Roads.
  • Signs have been posted.
  • Scranton Road watered down during work to control dust.




May 6, 2013




  • Excavation of proposed slopes along Cuyahoga River mostly complete from Walworth Run Outfall to the Lorain Carnegie Bridge.
  • Construction of fish habitat areas, south of Lorain Carnegie Bridge, nearly complete.
  • Cutting of various pile walls to above water elevations complete, including installation of pile cap. Installation of drainage items throughout project is currently underway.
  • Phase 1 and 2 SWPPP BMP’s placed, and in effect, with maintenance being performed on same as needed


One Month Look Ahead:


  • Work associated with mass excavation grading, and embarking set to start this week as site conditions are more favorable.
  • Excavation related to construction of various fish habitat areas along shoreline north of Lorain Carnegie Bridge set to begin.
  • Spoils from excavation work will be hauled to south end of site for use as embankment in vicinity of Walworth Run Outfall.
  • Installation of trash boom components in river set to begin.
  • Underwater cutting pile wall sections scheduled for May 7, 2013.
  • Fabrication of the proposed observation deck should be underway this month as well.
  • Install of remainder of drainage items should be nearly complete by end of the month.


Notes:

  • Project is on schedule.
  • No problems concerning the progress of the project at this time.
  • Construction concerning the rehabilitation of the Walworth Run Outfall, per NEORSD contract.
  • Walworth Run work scheduled to be completed by June 30, 2013.


Maintenance of Traffic:


  • Scranton Road traffic has not been affected adversely by project work.
  • Normal two-way traffic pattern is in use.
  • Traveling public should exercise caution, as construction vehicles are entering and exiting project onto Scranton Road between University Road and Carter Roads.
  • Signs have been posted.


April 5, 2013

  • Excavation of proposed slopes along Cuyahoga River mostly complete from Walworth Run Outfall to the Lorain Carnegie Bridge.
  • Construction of fish habitat areas, south of Lorain Carnegie Bridge, nearly complete.
  • Cutting of various pile walls to above water elevations complete, including installation of pile cap. Installation of drainage items throughout project is currently underway.
  • Phase 1 and 2 SWPPP BMP’s placed, and in effect, with maintenance being performed on same as needed
One Month Look Ahead:

  • Work associated with mass excavation grading, and embarking set to start this month as site conditions permit.
  • Portions of excavation related to construction of various fish habitat areas along shoreline north of Lorain Carnegie Bridge.
  • Spoils from excavation work will be hauled to south end of site for use as embankment.
  • Installation of trash boom components in river set for this month.
  • Underwater cutting pile wall sections tentatively scheduled for later this month, pending approval of waiver regarding in water work restriction.
  • Fabrication of the proposed observation deck is set to get underway.
Notes:

  • Project is on schedule.
  • No problems concerning the progress of the project at this time.
  • Construction concerning the rehabilitation of the Walworth Run Outfall, per NEORSD contract, ongoing.
  • Walworth Run work scheduled to be completed by June 30, 2013.
Maintenance of Traffic:

  • Scranton Road traffic has not been affected adversely by project work.
  • Normal two-way traffic pattern is in use.
  • Traveling public should exercise caution, as construction vehicles are entering and exiting project onto Scranton Road between University Road and Carter Roads.
  • Signs have been posted.
     
     
     
     
     

 

March 4, 2012

  • Excavation of proposed slopes along Cuyahoga River mostly complete from Walworth Run Outfall to the Lorain Carnegie Bridge.
  • Construction of fish habitat areas, south of Lorain Carnegie Bridge, nearly complete.
  • Installation of drainage items throughout project is currently underway, as is work
  • associated with the cutting of existing seawalls (sheet piling) to plan elevations. Phase 1 and 2 SWPPP BMP’s placed, and in effect, with maintenance being performed on same as needed.


One Month Look Ahead:


  • For the foreseeable future, construction work associated with this project will be weather dependent concerning major items of work related to mass excavation, grading, and embankment.
  • When weather stabilizes, upcoming work to include excavation, construction of fish habitat areas along Cuyahoga River, north of Lorain Carnegie Bridge.
  • With better weather conditions, excavation, grading of the existing shoreline, north of the Lorain Carnegie Bridge would also get underway.
  • Fabrication of the proposed observation deck is set to get underway.


Notes:


  • Project is currently ahead of schedule.
  • No problems concerning the progress of the project at this time.
  • Construction concerning the rehabilitation of the Walworth Run Outfall, per NEORSD contract, ongoing.


Maintenance of Traffic:




  • Scranton Road traffic has not been affected adversely by project work.
  • Normal two‐way traffic pattern is in use.
  • Traveling public should exercise caution, as construction vehicles are entering and exiting project onto Scranton Road between University and Carter Roads.
  • Signs have been posted.


PROGRESS:

Date 2/6/13



• Project work has resumed after holiday shutdown from 12/20/12 through 1/6/13.

• Excavation and dredging of river soils are complete.

• All materials have been hauled to offsite disposal facility.

• Dumped rock fill along shore of fish habitat area #1 is complete.

• With exception of plantings, construction of wetland islands in fish habitat area #1 are now complete.

• Phase 1 and 2 SWPPP BMP’s placed, and in effect, with daily maintenance being performed on same.



One Month Look Ahead

• Upcoming work to include excavation of proposed slopes along Cuyahoga Riverfront from Loraine/Carnegie Bridge to Walworth Run Outfall, including placement of rock channel, embankment soils for fish habitat.

• Work will begin on excavation and removal of contaminated soils, mainly north of Lorain/Carnegie Bridge. Work is scheduled to take place during the winter months.



Notes

Project is currently ahead of schedule



Maintenance of Traffic



• Scranton Road traffic has not been affected adversely by project work. Normal two‐way traffic pattern is in use. Traveling public should exercise caution, as construction vehicles are entering and exiting project onto Scranton Road between University road and Carter Road. Signs have been posted.



     

   


PROGRESS:


Date: 11/06/12

  • Clearing and grubbing of site complete.
  • Majority of Phase 1 SWPPP BMP’s have been installed.
  • Demolition and removal of existing marina is near completion.
One Month Look Ahead:

  • Upcoming work to include install of remainder of Phase 1 SWPPP BMP’s.
  • Proposed trash boom is scheduled to be installed, including piling supports.
  • Dredging of areas along river is scheduled, including construction of proposed fish habitat areas.
  • Install of supports for observation decks is also set to take place.
  • Additional work set to take place will be removal of various items associated with the old marina site (concrete pads, docks and walkways.
 Maintenance of Traffic
  •  Traffic on Scranton has not been affected by project work.
  •  Normal two-way traffic pattern is in use.