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Rocky River Road West Streetscape Project

Rocky River Road West Streetscape
This project will improve accessibility to transit and promote economic development.

What's happened?  City Staff has hired an engineering consultant to provide a preferred alternative to study. A community meeting was held on August 26, 2014 at Newell Presbyterian Church.  The project team shared the proposed alternative and answered questions from citizens. Representatives from CATS, Park & Recreation and CMS were available to answer questions about the Blue Line Extension, the proposed Toby Creek Greenway and the new Newell Elementary School.

What's next?
 Staff will continue working with engineering consultant to refine the alternative for the Rocky River Road West alignment. The new Newell Elementary School plans to open August 2015.

Project Team:

​A 2010 Transportation Bond Project

This project is part of the Northeast Corridor Infrastructure (NECI) Program.  Its primary goals are to improve accessibility to transit and promote economic development.

  • Provide safe pedestrian and bike access to the Blue Line Extension (BLE) University City Boulevard station.
  • Provide safe pedestrian and bike access to Toby Creek Greenway.
  • Address existing sight distance concerns along the corridor.
  • Reduce the number of construction impacts associated with adjacent development along Rocky River Road west.

Project Description:
Rocky River Road West is a two lane, winding road with no accommodations for pedestrians or bicyclists.  Several curves are very tight.  Left-turn lanes exist at some, but not all, existing subdivision entrances.

This project will improve existing sight conditions at tight roadway curves as well as provide left turn lanes into the Arcadia development and the new Newell Elementary School. The project will also provide sidewalk and bike lanes on each side of Rocky River Rd West, providing a connection for several neighborhoods to access the proposed University City Boulevard Station along the Blue Line Extension, which is located on North Tryon Street between I-85 Connector and City Boulevard. See a typical section of the improvements, below

Cost:  $TBD
Please note this is the funding amount and includes all costs associated with the project such as planning and design, acquiring the right of way, utility relocation, consultant fees, construction, signalization, permits and landscaping.  Additional funding may be identified after the planning phase.

The Engineering & Property Management (E&PM) project team will manage this project through a four stage process.  Click here  to learn how City projects are selected, designed and built.