Temporary Road Closure and Rail Shutdown
Portion of Van Aken and RTA Blue Line Closed this Weekend
Dateline: November 19, 2015 - Road Closure: Van Aken between Lee and Ashby will be temporarily closed on Saturday, November 21. During this time Schirmer Construction will use a crane to lift large pieces of precast concrete to complete the platform on both sides of the track.
East- and westbound Van Aken between Ashby and Lee will be shut down in the following manner:
From 6 am to Noon, westbound Van Aken will be closed to through traffic between Lee and Ashby. Westbound traffic will be detoured to South Woodland.
From Noon to 6 pm, eastbound Van Aken will be closed to through traffic from Ashby to Lee. Eastbound traffic will be detoured to Chagrin.
Access will be maintained for emergency vehicles and residents living in the affected blocks of Van Aken at all times.
The early start time on Saturday gives Schirmer Construction the best chance to complete the work in one day, which will limit the impact on residents. If they encounter problems, work will be finished on Sunday, November 22.
Rail Shutdown: RTA buses will replace Blue Line trains between Warrensville and Shaker Square on Saturday, November 21 and Sunday, November 22.
We apologize for the inconvenience.