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Valley Parkway Connector Trail

The much-anticipated Valley Parkway Connector Trail had its grand opening to the public in October 2018. The newly-constructed trail connected three park systems; Scenic Park in the Rocky River Reservation, Mill Stream Run Reservation and the Brecksville Reservation and Towpath Trail. E.L. Robinson Engineering (ELR) teamed with Schirmer Construction and worked collaboratively with Cleveland Metroparks to provide professional design services for the new 2.8 mile long shared-use trail. The trail is a 10-foot wide paved path for pedestrians and cyclists and serves as an important link to the existing trail at Sturh Woods picnic area as well as Valley Parkway Connector Phase 1. ELR’s work included a trail alignment study, drainage improvements, retaining wall design, lighting design, and traffic control. This Design-Build project utilized the Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) delivery method where ELR and Shirmer worked together with Cleveland Metroparks to provide “lean” plans that met scope requirements while remaining as cost-efficient as possible. ELR offered design support services including drainage and utility assistance throughout the construction of the trail.

ELR provided design services and on-going construction services including trail design, hydraulics, lighting, retaining wall, lighting and traffic control.

  • Location: Cleveland, Ohio
  • Cost: 2.1 Million
  • Client: Cleveland Metro Parks
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