Mill Creek MetroParks Seeks Public Comment for Road Resurfacing Project

Mill Creek MetroParks is soliciting public comment for an upcoming improvement project. Memorial Hill Drive, the historic entrance to Mill Creek Park, stretches from Glenwood Avenue to West Glacier Drive.  The proposed rehabilitation project will improve safety and driving conditions for vehicular traffic, preserve the roadway’s original function, and restore the user experience along Memorial Hill Drive in Mill Creek Park.

The project consists of furnishing labor, materials and equipment necessary to replace the existing asphalt roadway.  Planing of the existing asphalt concrete between curbs and installation of new asphalt concrete courses will address deteriorated driving surfaces and improve surface drainage.  The roadway will be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic during construction of the project.

The project is substantially funded through the Ohio Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) Park District Road Improvement Fund.

The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried-out by ODOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 11, 2015, and executed by FHWA and ODOT.  The proposed project will not impact any cultural resources, suspect hazardous waste sites or ecological resources. The project will not result in substantial impacts to the environment either individually or cumulatively. The project will not result in substantial impacts to the environment either individually or cumulatively. In compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended (codified as 36 CFR 800), ODOT requests information regarding the presence of any known cultural resources in the vicinity of the project. Cultural resources include prehistoric and historic archaeological sites, historic bridges, historic buildings, sites and districts.

Public comment will be received by the MetroParks through Monday, March 14, 2016.  Please submit comments to: Mill Creek MetroParks; RE: Memorial Hill Drive; P.O. Box 596; Canfield, Ohio 44406-0596.

The project is anticipated to commence in the summer of 2016. Please call 330-702-3000 with questions.