Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Ribbon-cutting for will be at 10 a.m., then interchange will be open.
The Nagel Road interchange on Interstate 90 in Avon is scheduled to officially open on Thursday, Dec. 20 at 10 a.m. Avon Mayor Jim Smith and other dignitaries will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Attendees are asked to enter the event from the north, from the intersection of Chester Road and Nagel Road. "After everyone clears out (from the ceremony), the road will be open to traffic," a source at the mayor's office said. An invitation-only reception will follow at Petitti Garden Center in Avon following the ceremony. Do you think the Nagel Road interchange will help ease traffic at the Crocker Road interchange? Tell us in the comments. On Dec. 5, Smith announced the interchange would open by the end of the month. Reports have been coming …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Project will deal with traffic off I-90 and around Clemens Road
Even with the American Greetings project delayed, there are other projects for the city to work on. One project is designed to deal with present and future traffic on Crocker Road. If you've ever been stuck in a back-up on I-90 west trying to get off at the Crocker Road exit, or seen Crocker Road blocked by drivers making left turns off of Clemens, these changes should make you very happy. Work is set to begin in February on improving the Crocker Road westbound interchanges, and deal with congestion at the intersection of Crocker and Clemens Roads just north of the interchange. Some of the changes coming are: "Eliminating the left turns at Crocker will ease a lot of the back-ups we get at that intersection and on Clemens," city engineer …
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Sept. 12 crash killed a construction worker and shut down I-90 westbound at Crocker Road
Anthony J. Rose Jr., who was charged last week with vehicular manslaughter in the death of a construction worker in Avon, has pleaded not guilty. Rose’s attorney filed not guilty pleas for the manslaughter charge as well as a minor misdemeanor charge to failure to maintain a clear distance. In a newly released report from the Avon Police Department, police said Rose was traveling westbound on I-90 in the right lane shortly after 9 a.m. Sept. 12 when his 2006 Jeep Liberty struck the back of a 2008 Honda Odyssey driven by Nathan Reese of Avon. The cars were approaching the Nagel Road overpass that is under construction as part of the Nagel Road interchange project. Police contend that Rose, 50, then moved into the left lane, back to the …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Accident killed a construction worker, closed I-90 westbound at Crocker Road for five hours.
A Brecksville man has been charged in the death of a Campbell, Ohio man killed while working in an Avon construction zone Sept. 12. Anthony J. Rose Jr., 50, of Brecksville turned himself in to the Avon Police Department at 2:45 p.m. on Sept. 27. He has been charged with vehicular manslaughter, a second-degree misdemeanor, and assured clear distance ahead, a minor misdemeanor, in the death of construction worker Peter Maglis, 63, of Campbell. The Sept. 12 accident, at the Nagel Road interchange project involved two vehicles. Rose was driving a 2006 Jeep Liberty. Nathan Reese, 34, of Avon was driving a 2008 Honda Odyssey that was also involved in the accident. No charges have been filed against Reese. According to a police report, Avon …
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Here's what happened in Westlake this week
A construction worker on the Nagel Road interchange in Avon was killed after being struck by a car in a two car crash. Interstate 90 was shut down from Crocker Road to Route 83 for about five hours, creating traffic jams in Westlake. The worker was identified as Peter Maglis, 63, of Campbell, OH. American Greetings is due to get $1.25 million from the State of Ohio as part of the deal it made to stay in Ohio. It is the final payment of the $2.5 million the state gave the company, which is building its world headquarters in Crocker Park. Two people were arrested after their car flipped on the westbound on-ramp to I-90 at Crocker Road. Staff at University Hospitals' new Fertility Center on Crocker Road gave a tour of the facility, which will…
Friday, September 14, 2012
Man killed after two-car accident near Nagel Road interchange construction zone.
The Avon Police Department has confirmed the construction worker killed Sept. 12 was Peter Maglis, 63, of Campbell, Ohio. The accident, involving two cars--one of which struck Maglis--occured shortly after 9 a.m. near the Nagel Road bridge where the new I-90 interchange project is continuing. He was taken to Avon Emergency Care Center where he was pronounced dead a short time later. I-90 westbound was closed from Crocker Road to Route 83 for about five hours, with traffic being diverted through Westlake. According to Fox 8 News, Maglis was employed by Athos Painting, located in Seven Hills. "He was said to be a dedicated worker who loved his family," the site reported. Athos Painting has been in business since 1999. The investigation is …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Investigation continues into crash at Nagel Road interchange project that killed worker and shut down I-90 westbound for almost five hours
Avon police are continuing to investigate a crash that killed a construction worker at the Nagel interchange construction site on Interstate 90 Wednesday morning. According to Avon/Avon Lake Patch, the crash happened around 9:15 a.m. on I-90 west. Witnesses told police that the worker was putting up tarps in the work zone when the crash happened, the Plain Dealer said. The Chronicle-Telegram reported that the man's leg had been amputated, and that he was taken to EMH Avon Emergency Care Center, where he died. Avon/Avon Lake Patch reported that the construction worker, a 63-year-old man, has not been identified as his family had not been notified as of Wednesday evening. The two drivers involved in the crash have been identified. I-90's …
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Council approves ban to ease traffic
While improvements to the area around the intersection of Crocker and Clemens Roads are coming, the city is taking steps to ease the congestion in the meantime. Westlake City Council approved an ordinance at Thursday's meeting that will ban right turns on red from Clemens Road eastbound onto Crocker Road southbound betwee 4 and 6 p.m. on weekdays. Right turns on red will also be prohibited from 7 to 9 a.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. on school days. Work on the Crocker-Clemens intersection will be completed in 2013. This was the last meeting of council before its summer recess. There will be no meetings until Sept. 6. Keep up with traffic in Westlake and find the best gas prices on our Commute page.