Lake Road Bridge Opens
East-west traffic resumes on main route through Bay Village after six months
Bay Village residents breathed a sigh of relief on Sept. 24 when the long-awaited new Lake Road bridge opened to traffic. A couple dozen infrastructure enthusiasts attended a brief ceremony on Sept. 23 as Mayor Paul Koomar, City Council members and administration leaders cut a ceremonial ribbon to open the bridge on Sept. 23.
After almost six months of minor traffic congestion due to the construction detour – sometimes jokingly referred to as “rush minute” in Bay Village – the bridge opened on time and at a cost of just over $2.7 million. The project was fully funded by the Ohio Department of Transportation.