CUYAHOGA FALLS: Cuyahoga Falls City Council on Monday will hear details about the signage designed to solve the problems at the intersection of State Road and Portage Trail.
Drivers have been complaining since July about a median installed on State Road.
The complaints increased as bad weather faded temporary lane markings, causing some motorists traveling south to nearly miss a jog to the left to avoid the median.
Northbound motorists have their own problems with the road divider. They say the graduating concrete base is difficult to see at night, even after a reflector was put in place.
Several vehicles drove onto the snow-covered base of the median during the winter.
City officials hope the signs will give direction to drivers as they manage new turn lanes and traffic flow.
City council also will learn why the paving company that worked on that intersection is asking for just over half million dollars more because of delays in the project.
According to the proposed ordinance, it was necessary to adjust the scope of work beyond what was originally estimated, because of changes in the Portage Crossing development plans.
Those changes required additional work on the roadways, traffic signals, lane structure, and other work, delaying the project’s completion and causing the Karvo Paving to incur additional costs.
Mayor Don Walters is asking Falls city council to approve additional payments up to $572,280.66.
The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Cuyahoga Falls Natatorium.