MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) - A years-long road project is "Driving Cleveland Crazy."
We first told you about this one last night; road construction that has taken nearly four years!
The project is right in the heart of a West Side suburb, and people there aren't happy.
The $24 million question here is simple: why is it taking so long for the county to finish the resurfacing along Bagley Road near Pearl Road?
"Everybody is going to the fair. It was backed up a mile on the highway trying to get down to you guys, sorry about that," said one resident.
Even the Director of Public Works for Middleburg Heights, Jim Herron, has to deal with the slow traffic caused in part by construction on Bagley.'
"Cuyahoga County is finally in the end stages of paving Bagley and Pleasant Valley Roads.
"Pleasant Valley is done and the majority of Bagley Road is done," said Herron. "They have to do this final section. They're going to be doing aprons in the area where we're standing next week, and then they scheduled primarily the majority of paving the week of Aug. 17. The concrete will take a week to cure. So, I think we're have the road open by the beginning of September."
So what has taken so long?
"But unfortunately, due to utility relocation delays It probably threw the schedule off approximately a year. We had to have telephone polls relocated. That delayed the project. Certainly, we understand the inconvenience of our residents and anybody who travels Bagley Road," he said.
Only about 1,000 feet of repairs are needed on Bagley.