July 30, 2014

Medina
Intermittent clouds
57°F

Carpenter Road still closed, set to reopen next week

BRUNSWICK — Carpenter Road is expected to reopen next week, City Service Director Pat McNamara said.

The road has been closed while a contractor completes a culvert replacement, but the project is about six weeks behind schedule, McNamara said.

McNamara said rain and other delays have stalled the project. The contractor can be fined $500 per day by the city for each day they keep the road closed, but McNamara said their contract allows for them to have “rain days” and other weather events that would prolong the project.

“We expect them to being paving on Monday through Wednesday and to reopen the road on Wednesday evening,” McNamara said.

He said once the roadway opens, the city will meet with the contractor about the delayed opening to determine what fines are owed to the city.

“We’ll investigate the various reasons they were behind schedule and they’ll provide us with their explanation,” McNamara said. “Some of the days will be allowable and some won’t and we’ll figure it out and close the contract.”

— from staff reports