Medina expects 2025 for completion of pedestrian bridge on Maple Ridge

File photo by Tom Rivers: Village of Medina and Town of Shelby officials retained an engineering firm last week to work on the design of a new pedestrian bridge over Oak Orchard Creek on Maple Ridge Road. The project also includes sidewalks in that area.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 20 February 2023 at 10:11 am

MEDINA – The Medina Village Board and Shelby Town Board voted last week to hire an engineering firm to work on a pedestrian bridge over Oak Orchard Creek in a federally funded project.

The village in 2021 was awarded a $1,094,196 grant to construct the bridge and sidewalks as part of a multi-use path for pedestrians and bicycles.

The Barton & Loguidice firm will work on the design of the bridge, and will work to secure easements from utility companies and property owners.

Mayor Mike Sidari said the project should be complete in 2025. He appreciates that the state awarded the community a federal Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) grant in 2021 for the project.

The section of Maple Ridge Road by the creek has become busier with a housing development, several new businesses and also the GCC campus center. There are also about 200 available acres in the area being promoted for development by the EDA.

The pedestrian bridge and sidewalks on Maple Ridge have been sought by the village for several years but Medina didn’t receive grants for the project. The bridge is expected to be about 20 feet away from the road on the north side.