ODOT to upgrade fencing on Lorain Ave. bridge

By Jerry Masek

A vital transportation link in West Park will soon get some attention from the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT).

A $620,000 project on the Lorain Road bridge over the Rocky River Valley will start in May, says ODOT spokesman Brent Kovacs. Weather permitting, work will be completed by Labor Day.

Workers will upgrade fencing on the 1,219-foot bridge. Traffic will be maintained, and pedestrian detours will be posted. The structure is part of State Route 10, which runs between Downtown Cleveland and Elyria, where it merges with U.S. Rt. 20 and crosses the nation.

The original bridge, built in 1897, was replaced in 1935. It rises 130 feet over the valley floor in the Metroparks.

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