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Stearns Rd. Grade Crossing Elimination - Olmsted Township

  • Notice to Proceed: 6/1/2015
  • Start Date: 7/6/2015
  • Completion Date: 6/1/2017
  • Project Amount: $8,209,055.10
  • This Page Last Updated On: 2/23/2017
Digioia Suburban Excavating
Phone: (440) 237-1978 

County Project Contacts:
Mike Tworzydlo (216) 348-3895
Todd Zima (216) 701-2359

Approve Contract Increases: $0

Approved Contract Decreases: $8,209,055.10 


February 23, 2017

  • Project is complete with the exception of completing the landscaping in the spring.

October 7, 2016

  • All pavement is complete.
  • Contractor is 95% complete on aprons and sidewalks on west side of road.
  • Lanscaping has begun.
  • Grout mats for new bridge will be installed by the end of the month.
  • Upon completion of aprons, landscaping and grout mats, Stearns Road will be re-opened to two-way traffic.

September 12, 2016

  • Pavement is 95% complete.
  • Only northwest access road to be poured on Monday, September 12, 2016.
  • Westside sidewalk and aprons are 50% complete on relocated Stearns Road. Once these items are completed contractor will begin landscape on tree lawn and open the road up to two-way traffic.
  • Bridge and drainage work is complete.
August 18, 2016

  • Southbound traffic is now relocated Stearns Road and new bridge.
  • Pavement removal complete on existing southbound Stearns Road.
  • Paving of relocated southbound Stearns Road to be done in the next two weeks.
  • Residents should expect to be out of drives for short periods of time as contractor pave and complete driveway aprons.
  • Bridge is 99% complete.
  • Eastside relocated Stearns Road is 99% complete.
  • Northeast access road is complete
  • Contractor also working on southwest access road.
  • Northwest access road will be done last.

June 30, 2016

  • Northeast access road is 90% complete.
  • Sewers are complete
  • Northbound Stearns Road/relocated road is 99% complete.

    • Turn lanes are being poured, eastside driveways and sidewalks, NW & SW access road embankment, excavation of southbound Stearns Road and move southbound Stearns Road traffic to new northbound lane to build southbound lane.

      June 8, 2016

      • Currently paving the northbound lane of the new relocated Stearns Road.
      • Excavating and grading the new access roads and the relocated Bagley/Stearns intersection.
      • Pouring sidewalks on the new bridge.
          Upcoming Work:
      • Begin on drive-way aprons and sidewalk from new bridge to north end of project on the eastside (northbound lane).
      • Paving the northbound lane from the new bridge to Bagley Road.
      • Completed pouring of the sidewalks and parapets on the new bridge.

      April 8, 2016

      • Embankment is 90% complete.
      • Remaining earthwork will be for new cul-de-sacs.
      • Excavation for new pavement will begin within the next 2-4 weeks dependent on utility relocation.
      • Bridge-beam installation is 100% complete.
      • New deck is scheduled to be poured the week of April 18, 2016.

      March 4, 2016

      • All sewer work is 95% complete.
      • Embankment for the new bridge is 95% complete.
      • Embankment for cul-de-sacs is 90% complete.
      • Sub structure for new bridge is complete (footers, piers, and abutments).

      Work in Next 30 Days:

      • Setting the new bridge beams. Uniform police officers will be on hand to direct traffic.
      • Completion of all sewer/sanitary/water line work.
      • Once bridge and the majority of the mainline of relocated Stearns Road is finished, contractor will then move to the new cul-de-sacs for completion.




      October 15, 2015 

      • Embankment for new Overpass is 90% complete.
      • Contractor expects to start work within 1 -2 months.
      • Once sewer work begins, a one-way traffic pattern will be implemented.
        Advance notice and detour signs will be posted.

        July 6, 2015

        • Contractor has begun embankment for south side of new bridge.
        • Please be aware of trucks entering and exiting off of Bagley and Stearns Road.
        • Anticipated house demolitions to begin within the next month once all abatements are complete.