CUYAHOGA FALLS -- City Council introduced legislation June 12 to change Front Street near the Gorge Metro Park from a four-lane road to a three-lane road, with parallel parking from Hillcrest Drive to the southern corporation limits.

The legislation would amend the traffic control file.

Council will discuss the measure during committee meetings June 19, with a vote possible at that time. The ordinance also includes a walkway that would be constructed concurrently with the project.

The proposed amendment also includes actions to change the speed limit on Sand Run Road from 45 mph to 35 mph and set the speed limit on Ira Road to 35 mph.

City Council also unanimously approved modifying the city's contract with Perrin Asphalt Company for the annual resurfacing and/or repair of various streets.

City Engineer Tony Demasi said the city would like to pave seven additional streets that were not on the original list.

Mayor Don Walters said Perrin is going to pave 22.2 lane-miles of city streets, while the state will pave 20.5 lanes-miles of Route 8. The Front Street transformation will be 3.2 lane-miles and in-house. The street department will pave 4.4 lane-miles, for a total of 50.3 lane-miles to be resurfaced in 2017.


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