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Towpath Trail Stage 4 - W. 13th Street to Literary Avenue and Merwin Ave. - Scranton Rd.

  • Notice to Proceed: 6/1/2018
  • Start Date: 7/1/2019
  • Completion Date: 7/30/2021
  • Project Amount: $8,945,609.95
  • This Page Last Updated On: 12/4/2020


Independence Excavating, Incorporated

County Project Contacts: 
Darwin Merdes (216) 348-4073
Calvin Overmyer (216) 772-2191

Approved Contract Increases: $0

Approved Contract Decreases: $0

Anticipated Completion Date:
 July 2021

Estimated Cost to Completion:  $8,945,609.95


December 4, 2020

  • This project is currently shut down for the winter, however, the contractor has stated some work will be done during the winter months.
  • Most of the trail is in and being used by the general public.
  • Some areas are not completed and are cordoned off.
  • Full construction work is not scheduled to resume until March of 2021.

October 19, 2020

  • This project is currently underway.
  • The bridge of Literary Avenue us in place and various sections are near completion.
  • Major work that is still outstanding includes installation of the trail from Literary Ave. through to and including the Camp Cleveland area (up to W. 10th Street), work at the Flats Plaza and Sherwin-Williams entrance, and work at the Settlers Landing area up to the Cuyahoga River.

July 14, 2020

  • Work is at various locations throughout the project limits from Literary Bridge (at the end of Towpath Stage 3) to the Cuyahoga River Trail outlet.

April 7, 2020

  • Work is consentrated along the Tremont-University Road corridor and specifically adjacent to the Sokolowski-University Inn area.
  • This area is being expedited due to the restaurant being restricted (closed) due to current circumstances.

January 13, 2020

  • Project is shut down for the winter and is scheduled to resume in March.
  • Work has primarily been focused at the Literary Bridge construction joining Towpath 3 to Towpath 4.

April 10, 2019

  • Project has resumed work and is in progress along Harvard and Jennings Road. This project is scheduled to continue for several months.
  • Expect delays in this area.

February 14, 2019
  • Project is in progress, however shut-down for the winter. 
  • There have been delays; Utility, both gas line and overhead electrical line conflicts and concerns as well as grade issues for the path alignment. These issues are currently being reviewed.  
  • The Harvard Road pedestrian bridge is in place and work to resume on in spring. 
  • Jennings Road work is in progress-roadway is out and temporary fill is in place in addition to maintenance of traffic signals, barrels, and barricades have been placed. 

January 22, 2019
  • Project is in progress, however shut-down for the winter. 
  • Work may resume at any time due to weather conditions and availability of work items that can be performed. 
  • Work that has been performed at this time included removal of pavement through Jennings Avenue. 
  • Installation of the pedestrian bridge superstructure adjacent to the existing Harvard Road Bridge. 
  • Installation work of catch basins, man-holes, and connecting conduits has been performed on Jennings Ave., and to be performed on Harvard Road. 
  • Coordination efforts with the railroad for track and gate work is ongoing,  
  • Not formally scheduled, possible roadway closures.