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, 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.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Office employees said they felt shaking, but it was just the police department detonating old fireworks.
Office workers on Clemens Road were surprised late Wednesday morning when they heard what they thought was an explosion, and felt their buildings shake. "There was just an explosion of some kind on Clemens Road that rocked our office building and several others around us," wrote Drew Jackson, who was at his office near Ranney Parkway. "We’re all clueless as to what it could be, but several office buildings in our area felt a strong blast that shook our building and rattled our roof and windows." The noise and shaking at about 11:30 a.m. wasn't anything serious, it was just the police department's bomb squad setting off some old fireworks at the neighboring service department, according to police Cpt. Guy Turner. "It was the bomb squad," he…
Monday, July 25, 2011
The multi-part project should be completed in 2013.
The city is taking steps to alleviate the anticipated increase in traffic around the Crocker/Bassett exit as Crocker Park starts in on plans to double in size. The project will add a lane to the west offramp of Interstate 90 onto Crocker Road, split the bypass at Crocker and Clemens roads and add a northbound turn lane at Detroit and Crocker roads. The plan is to alleviate congestion from about 2,000 more commuters going to the new American Greetings office building as well as traffic from shoppers and residents. City Engineer Bob Kelly said the project would be completed in 2013 at the latest. “There’s a chance, and we’re shooting to get it approved by the state this year,” he said. Kelly is expecting a March to October construction …