Columbia Gas Projects
The City of Berea is in close contact with Columbia Gas construction leaders regarding lawn and tree lawn restoration complaints after gas line work in the Baker Street, Westbridge Drive, West Street, and Lindbergh Boulevard neighborhoods. Their team is working on a comprehensive plan to address all concerns and will not depart the project area until impacted yards have been restored to their pre-construction quality. In the meantime, please continue to water and mow as best you can. This work will assist restoration crews and help to expedite the process. Thanks for your continued patience and understanding. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of Columbia Gas’ projects, please contact Ben Cutler.
External Affairs Specialist, Columbia Gas of Ohio
Fair Street Reconstruction Project
Contractor (Phase 2): Fabrizi Trucking & Paving
The underground utility work will be complete by the end of April and the project will be transitioning to the pavement reconstruction phase. The contract will reconstruct the road half width at a time, starting with the west side. Traffic will be maintained with one way traffic southbound through the remainder of the project. The project is scheduled to be complete by fall 2018.
North End Sewer Rehabilitation
Contractor: United Survey
This project is in response to basement flooding experienced during major rain storms. The city is rehabbing the existing sanitary sewers including sewer capacity increase, lining of existing pipes, sealing of manholes, and abandoning unused sewer. The project is scheduled to be complete by summer 2018.
Tressel Street Resurfacing
Contractor: Roynak Paving
This project is a partnership between the City of Berea and Baldwin Wallace College. The project will be performed during the college’s summer break starting in May and is scheduled to be complete by mid-August.
North End Gateway & Streetscape Improvement Project
Contractor: Buddie Contracting
This project will improvement the City’s entrance at the North End including new ornamental trees, decorative shrubs, and decorative flowers. The two current gateway signs will be combined into one prominent gateway similar to the three installed in 2014. The project is scheduled to be complete by summer 2018.
Kraft Street Reconstruction
The City received approximately $3 Million in grant and loan funds to perform complete infrastructure upgrades on Kraft Street (from Fournier St. To Edgewood Dr.). Work will include a new water line, sanitary sewer rehab, storm sewer rehab, new aprons and sidewalks and a new concrete road. Preliminary work will begin in 2018 and major reconstruction work is scheduled for 2019.
Lindbergh Boulevard Resurfacing
The City received $170,000 in grant money from Cuyahoga County to resurface Lindbergh Boulevard in 2019.