Construction : Riverview Road over Slipper Run Storm Damage Repair
Sep 14, 2020
Joe Paradise, PE, PS, Deputy Director of Engineering Services
05-29-2020 - 10-30-2020
Jul 6, 2020
Sep 25, 2020
During a heavy rain storm late Memorial Day afternoon, Monday 5/25, 2.25 inches of rain fell in approximately 40 minutes causing a surge of water in Slipper Run passing under Riverview Road. A tree floating down stream was caught in the culvert type bridge passing under Riverview Road. The blockage caused the stream to rise and forced the upstream end of the culvert to bend upward at an angle of approximately 40 degrees. After bending upward, the culvert tore away from the remaining 1913 constructed stone arch that passes under the roadway. This resulted in a portion of the embankment along the west side of Riverview Road to erode and wash down stream. The resulting damage to the remainder of the culvert is under investigation. The bridge is currently closed.
Summit County Council has declared the bridge replacement an emergency and approved a contract with Kenmore Construction. Major construction work began the week of July 27th. The contractor has placed all of the concrete and is now working on stabilizing the embankment. Weather and nearby railroad construction road closures have delayed the project by a few weeks.
SCE was awarded an OPWC Emergency Grant of $233,000.00 for this project.
On Riverview Road just north of State Route 303 in Peninsula.
Maintenance of Traffic:
The detour for this closure is State Route 303 west to Stine Road and Stine Road east to Riverview Road.