West Newport Drive in Mill Creek Park will be closing on Monday, July 16, 2018, for a road improvement project. The project consists of improvements to West Newport Drive from Sheban Drive to the Hampton Drive entrance. The project is designed to improve stormwater drainage, roadway surface conditions, aesthetics and park user safety along the drive. Improvements include pavement planing, placing intermediate and surface courses of asphalt concrete, installation of aggregate shoulders, new pavement markings and miscellaneous related items.
The project was awarded to Butch & McCree Paving Inc. at a total cost of $271,092.95. The project is partially funded through ODOT using their Park District Road Improvement Fund at $126,933. The project should be completed in approximately three weeks. In the event of inclement weather, the work schedule will be delayed and adjusted accordingly.
In 2017, the MetroParks completed a comprehensive improvement project along West Newport Drive between Canfield Road (Route 62) and the Hampton Drive entrance, and in 2018 completed a stormwater and linear grading project in preparation for this improvement project. Upon completion of this upcoming improvement project, the entire length of West Newport Drive in Mill Creek Park will be improved.