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.

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Volume 11, Issue 19, Posted 9:35 AM, 10.01.2019