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'Most Expensive Section of Road' in Strongsville to be Fixed

Repairs to Albion will top $600,000

The city has hired a contractor to fix  that has kept the street closed since May 2011.

The long-in-coming repair has been delayed for two reasons, officials said:

• It's a complicated piece of engineering that will require 40 pylons to shore up an embankment.

• It's expensive -- about $650,000.

"It's probably the most expensive section of road, per foot, in town," Ward 4 Councilman Scott Maloney said.

The road has been closed at the Albion Woods picnic area, near Valley Parkway, since May 10, 2011, when officials noticed the road had crumbled down a hillside.

It has since deteriorated further, with cracks running almost to the middle of the road.

City Engineer Ken Mikula said an engineering firm has determined the best way to handle the problem is to install 40 pylons to shore up the pavement.

Mikula said the steepness of the slope next to the road, coupled with water runoff, created the erosion problem.

He said this week that he will meet soon with the contractor to determine a timetable for the road work.

Meanwhile, that stretch of road will stay closed, with barricades at Handle Road on the east side and at Valley Parkway on the west.

James Murphy July 18, 2012 at 06:56 PM
people need to understand that albion is not a easy fix, and at $600,000 you fix it right the 1st time, now imagine a quick $80,000 bandaid last fall that crumbles away in a year, then everyone would be up in arms over the wasted 80k look at how many years puratis road hill was closed before the were able to fix it
C. Thomas July 19, 2012 at 11:57 AM
CT You must not use this part of Albion Road. It has taken the city too much time to figure out how to fix it. That would be 1 month per 2.85 pylon. More important to fix south end of pearl road, after all businesses means more than residences in Strongsville.
ann manley July 20, 2012 at 10:41 PM
whatever the cost, nowhere else in the city would this have been tolerated. 1 1/2 years!!! this is unacceptable!! shame on you.

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