Monday, January 9, 2012
City looking to upgrade lines on Lunn Road
A sewer project on Lunn Road has the potential to cause big traffic headaches, depending on the timing. The city is seeking bids to replace about 300 feet of sanitary sewer line on Lunn to alleviate backups and flooding, City Engineer Ken Mikula said. But officials are worried about the project closing lanes on the road. "There's a ton of traffic -- it's right near the high school," Ward 4 Councilman Scott Maloney said. Mikula said the city will award a bid and work with the contractor to see if the job could be done during spring break or after school lets out for the summer. "We'll see what the contractor's schedule is like," he said. Mikula said sewer backups on side streets last summer and fall were traced to an undersized, …
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Residents from the Westwood Farms to Ledgewood called to report water in their backyards, basements and streets.
Last night’s thunderstorm that rolled through Strongsville left some low-lying areas throughout the city under water. The storm dumped nearly five inches of rain in some places. In Strongsville, reports of flooding in backyards and basements were reported today – from the Westwood Farms subdivision to Ledgewood and all areas in between. Ward 2 Councilman Ray Haseley’s phone began ringing at 6:30 a.m. He said the four wards combined received at least 175 phone calls from residents—and suspects there were more from those who called City Hall directly. “None of us were exempt from the flooding this time around,” he said. “Once the sewer lines were full, there was just no place for it to go.” Most of the calls Haseley received were in …
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Crews will seal cracks in sanitary sewers
About 150 homes in the Hunting Meadows subdivision should see flooding problems improve after a sanitary sewer rehabilitation project. City Council voted Monday to seek bids for the project. City Engineer Ken Mikula said homes in Hunting Meadows have historically suffered sanitary sewage backups in their basements during storms because rainwater is infiltrating the sewer lines through cracks at the joints. "We're going to seal them off so water can't get in," Mikula said. The work will mainly be done in the area near Shurmer Road. Mikula said work will probably start in September and wrap up in the fall.