SR 91/Creekside Drive Project Hits a Snag

No contractors bid on the project scheduled for June, raising questions on when to begin

City Engineer Amy Mohr hoped road construction would be finishing up by the time opened the doors to the .

But now the $1 million construction plans are up in the air for the project on the State Route 91 and Creekside Drive intersection.

The project was supposed to begin sometime in June and finish in September, but no contractors were willing to bid on the construction.

“It’s not an easy project,” Mohr said.

The project had 84 items in the bid including replacing the sanitary sewer system, storm water system, adding new traffic signals and widening SR 91 to include left-turn lanes in both directions.

Mohr said that because the project is so intensive for contractors, they may have passed it up to go for the "low hanging fruit."

In order to decide how to proceed now, Mohr is waiting to hear back from the university, wanting the administration's opinion before moving forward.

“I'm inclined to see what Kent State has to say,” Council President Ted Yates said Tuesday night.

If things go perfectly, it could be the end of July before construction would even begin. They could postpone it until the fall, but the weather could cause complications in the project, which is something Mohr doesn’t want to see.

Mohr said they could begin in the fall and finish in the spring or even push the entire project back until next year.

Twinsburg Patch will keep you updated with the latest developments on this story as details become available.


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