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Offline fleutz

Northern Tier - Heights Alternative 2012
« on: April 27, 2009, 12:44:17 pm »
ACA's Northern Tier Heights Alternative Route is closed between Old Mill and Wilson Mills Road. The Bridges over the Chagrin River(River Road & Old Mill) are under construction. There is no safe detour.
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Offline JHamelman

Re: Northern Tier - Heights Alternative 2009
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2009, 01:17:52 pm »
From the Ohio Department of Transportation:

State Route 174 (Chagrin River Road), Cuyahoga County
Bridge repair just north of Old Mill Road in Gates Mills.  Traffic will be maintained.  Begin: April 2009/Complete:
August 2009 
State Route 174 (Chagrin River Road), Cuyahoga County
Bridge rehabilitation at Wilson Mills Road over the Chagrin River in Gates Mills.  The bridge will close for a period of no
more than 45 days between July 1 and August 15.  Detour via U.S. Route 322, State Route 91 and U.S. Route 6.  Begin:
May 2009/Complete: November 2009

The detour recommended above may or may not be appropriate. There are intermittent sidewalks and heavy traffic.

For construction updates go to:

or call: (216) 581- 2100 or (866) 737-8112

Jennifer Hamelman

Adventure Cycling Association
Inspiring and empowering people to travel by bicycle.
800/755-2453, 406/721-1776 x205

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Re: Northern Tier - Heights Alternative 2009-update 2012: do not detour
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2012, 04:44:50 pm »
State Route 174 (Chagrin River Road), Cuyahoga County.  Bridge repair just north of Old Mill Road in Gates Mills will again result in a closure of 174 at the Chagrin river in 2012, starting in the spring.  HOWEVER, there is a pedestrian bridge located right next to the closed vehicle bridge (about 200 feet north) that is maintained and open to pedestrian and bicyclists.  In short, NO NEED TO DETOUR, BICYCLISTS MANY USE THE PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE AND CONTINUE ON ROUTE 174 (CHAGRIN RIVER ROAD).

In fact, even if the route 174 bridge is open, I recommend using the pedestrian bridge instead, also provides a nice rest stop. On the south end you access it by a driveway/alley way next to St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, on the north end by a walkway next to a commercial building next to the closed bridge at route 174.

It was built and used by a narrow gage railway to cross the Chagrin River in the early 1900's, and is maintained with private funds by Gates Mills residents for pedestrian use.  County library with WiFi and restrooms, good restaurant (Sara's Place), US Post Office and Village services are also located next to the bridges.

Feel free to email or text or call with any questions,
Patrick Daugherty,