Road closings in and around Mill Creek MetroParks

Mill Creek MetroParks Road Closures

The following roads in Mill Creek Park will be closed to vehicular traffic as well as cyclists and pedestrians from approximately 6:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 19, 2021

for the Green Cathedral Half Marathon/5K:

 

  • Bears Den Drive
  • Cross Drive
  • New Cross Drive
  • Lily Pond Drive
  • West Drive
  • West Glacier Drive
  • Memorial Hill Drive
  • East Park Drive
  • Valley Drive
  • Chestnut Hill Drive
  • High Drive
  • West Cohasset Drive
  • Robinson Hill Drive
  • Slippery Rock Bridge

 

Always use caution when driving on MetroParks roads as many of these roads are also used by pedestrians and bicyclists. Pedestrians and bicyclists should be reminded to also use caution and be aware of vehicular traffic when on these roads. For more information about Mill Creek MetroParks, visit our website at www.millcreekmetroparks.org.

 

Parking Lot Closures – 2021 Asphalt Preventative Maintenance

Starting Tuesday, September 14, 2021, various parking lots throughout Mill Creek MetroParks will be closed for asphalt preventative maintenance. Work will consist of vegetation removal, cleaning, asphalt patching, crack filling, asphalt sealing, and line striping these existing asphalt surfaces.

Several parking lots closing at prominent MetroParks’ facilities include Yellow Creek Park and Mill Creek Park’s Flats, Scholl Recreation Area, and East Golf Hike & Bike Trail Overflow Lot (on West Golf Drive).  While the lots are closed, the park facilities at which they are located will remain open. No programs, special events or rentals will be impacted by these temporary closures.

The project is expected to last approximately twenty-one (21) days in total, barring any inclement weather that would delay or prolong the anticipated project schedule. Lots at each facility will reopen once work has been completed.

Please visit www.millcreekmetroparks.org for additional project information or contact Mill Creek MetroParks at 330-702-3000 with questions.

 

Mill Creek Park Drive Resurfacing

Beginning on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, East Newport Drive from Shields Road to Kreiders Entrance and Valley Drive from East Park Drive to the Suspension Bridge (PID#111483) in Mill Creek Park will be closed for drive resurfacing. Work will include pavement planing, placing intermediate and surface courses of asphalt concrete, placing and compacting shoulder aggregate, pavement markings and miscellaneous related items. All vehicular and pedestrian traffic will be prohibited while work is conducted along these sections of park drives.

Work is expected to last no longer than twenty-five (25) days, barring any inclement weather that would delay or prolong the anticipated project schedule.

Please visit www.millcreekmetroparks.org for additional project information or contact Mill Creek MetroParks at 330-702-3000 with questions.

Drive Closure for Old Orchard Bridge Improvements

Starting the week of Monday, August 23, 2021, Old Orchard Bridge (PID#111316) on Chestnut Hill Drive in Mill Creek Park will be closed for bridge and drive improvements. Work will include replacement of the existing bridge railing and curb, waterproofing, new concrete sidewalk, resurfacing of bridge deck and drive approaches, and related items of construction. Chestnut Hill Pavilion will remain accessible from High Drive (near the Scholl Recreation Area), but Chestnut Hill Drive from Canfield Road (US-62) to Chestnut Hill Pavilion will be closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Detour shall be Canfield Road, Bears Den Road and High Drive.

 

Work is expected to last approximately sixty (60) days, barring any inclement weather that would delay or prolong the anticipated project schedule.

 

Please visit www.millcreekmetroparks.org for additional project information or contact Mill Creek MetroParks at 330-702-3000 with questions.

Temporary Adjustment for Daffodil Meadow Visitation

Mill Creek MetroParks understands the impact the East Newport Drive closure has brought to the public and with that accommodations have been made in providing a temporary change in traffic patterns to permit vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists the opportunity to experience Daffodil Meadow this spring. All park users will be permitted to travel to Daffodil Meadow and slightly beyond, at which point they will be instructed to turn around.

 

By order of MetroParks Police, it is imperative for park visitors to continue to abide by the directional and regulatory signage, as well as the barricades which prevent access to the roadway slide/future project site to ensure visitor safety during the closure and duration of the project.

Mill Creek MetroParks Winter Road Closures

Effective Monday, November 30, 2020 the following roads in Mill Creek Park will be closed to vehicular traffic for the winter:

 

  • High Drive, between Chestnut Hill Drive and West Cohasset Drive
  • Chestnut Hill Drive, between Canfield Road and High Drive
  • Calvary Run Drive, between Belle Vista Avenue and Milton Avenue

 

When closed to vehicular traffic, these roads are available for recreational use for hiking, cross country skiing and sledding. Aside from recreational opportunities, benefits of winter road closures include cost savings associated with snow/ice removal as well as a reduction of negative environmental impacts from deicing salt. All roads will reopen in the spring when weather permits.

 

In the winter months, snow and ice can create slippery roadway conditions. Roads with limited shoulders, lack of guardrails and steep grades can become increasingly hazardous for motorists. Always use caution when driving on MetroParks roads.

Mill Creek MetroParks 2020 Parking Lot Improvements Project

Construction for the MetroParks’ 2020 Parking Lot Improvements project will begin on Monday, June 29, 2020. Improvements are being made at the following locations:

– The East Golf Hike & Bike Trail Parking Lot (West Golf Drive)

– The Flats Parking Lot

The following drives may have temporary closures over this time to accommodate construction activities:

– Valley Drive (at the Suspension Bridge)

Access to the East Golf Hike & Bike Trail and the Flats will remain open. Throughout the duration of construction, parking for these facilities will be designated at the East Golf Hike & Bike Trailhead at US-224 and Shields Road for trail access and at the Oak Grove/Idora parking lots for access to the Flats. Please avoid construction areas and exercise caution while accessing the East Golf Hike & Bike Trail and the Flats.

The parking lot improvements project is anticipated to be completed within two months. Construction dates may adjust depending on weather conditions. Any questions or concerns may be directed to the MetroParks Administration Office at 330.702.3000 or at soldham@millcreekmetroparks.org.

Mill Creek MetroParks Road Closures

The following roads and areas in Mill Creek MetroParks will be closed to vehicular traffic, as well as cyclists and pedestrians from approximately 6:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., on Sunday, October 27, 2019 for the Youngstown Marathon:

 

Lily Pond Drive (South of Lily Pond Parking Lot)

West Drive

West Glacier Drive

Price Road

Slippery Rock Bridge

Robinson Hill Drive

East Cohasset Drive

West Cohasset Drive

High Drive

Valley Drive

East Park Drive

Old Mill Drive

East Newport Drive

Kreider’s Entrance

West Newport Drive

East Golf Drive & parking areas

Bear’s Den Drive

Price Road and Lower Gate of Fellows Riverside Gardens

 

Always use caution when driving on MetroParks roads as many of these roads are also used by pedestrians and bicyclists. Pedestrians and bicyclists should be reminded to also use caution and be aware of vehicular traffic when on these roads. For more information about Mill Creek MetroParks, visit our website at www.millcreekmetroparks.org.

Drive Closures in Mill Creek Park

East Park Drive and Valley Drive in Mill Creek Park will be closed to all vehicle, pedestrian and bicycle traffic beginning Friday, September 27, 2019 for a construction improvement project. Work on the project is expected to be completed and the drives reopened in mid-October. Access to the Suspension Bridge and the Flats area will be maintained from the north by route of West Cohasset Drive. Access to Lanterman’s Mill parking lot will be maintained as much as possible during this time-frame, but based on specific construction activities, there will be periods of time when the parking lot will also be totally closed. During those time-frames, public parking for Lanterman’s Mill should be in the parking lots on West Newport Drive.

 

In the event of inclement weather, the work might be delayed and the schedule adjusted accordingly.

Temporary Closure of Old Mill Drive in Mill Creek Park

Old Mill Drive in Mill Creek Park will be closed to all vehicle, pedestrian and bicycle traffic beginning Monday, September 23, 2019 for an improvement project. Old Mill Drive runs between Kiwatha Road and Canfield Road. Work on the project is expected to be completed and the drive reopened in mid-October.

 

In the event of inclement weather, the work schedule will be delayed and adjusted accordingly.