County Makes Commitment to Continuing Execution of Greenway Plan
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Dunham Road Reconstruction to Include Widening to Accommodate Bike Lanes
CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OH
– Pending Council approval, the Department of Public Works is contributing $1,908,255 to the reconstruction and widening of Dunham Road and Tinkers Creek in the City of Maple Heights and the Village of Walton Hills.
Work on Dunham Road and Tinkers Creek will include the addition of bike lanes, in both directions, which will widen the existing pavement from 28 feet to 32 feet. The existing concrete pavement will be repaired, the road will be resurfaced and sewer main repairs and sanitary lateral repairs will also be conducted. There are currently no bike lanes or multi-purpose paths connecting Metroparks’ Dunham Road Park in Maple Heights to the Metroparks’ Bedford Reservations in Walton Hills on Dunham Road. Major improvements were last made to Dunham Road in 1998, with sewer failures and severe faulting currently causing dangerous driving conditions.
The total project cost for Dunham Road is $2.8 million, with the County covering $1.7 million. The total project cost for the remainder of Tinkers Creek is $275,000, with the County covering $220,000.
Plans to add bike lanes support the County’s Greenway Plan, a vision of interconnected systems with paths, trails and bike-friendly streets that link neighborhoods, parks, biking and walking trails, and public transportation. The Greenway Plan aims to fill in gaps in the existing array of paths and trails through the county by making connections and increasing their accessibility and functionality.
“My vision with the Greenway Plan is to encourage healthier lifestyles, boost property values, improve storm water capture and reduce carbon emissions,”
said County Executive Armond Budish. “The work that will be done on Dunham Road and Tinkers Creek is instrumental in our continued efforts to connect our existing pathways to make our county more accessible—on foot or by bike—for everyone.”
If approved, construction will begin this summer.