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North Carpenter Road rehabilitation

Roadway Major Rehab

Project Status

  1. Proposed

  2. In Development

  3. Pre-construction

  4. Construction

  5. Completion

About the project

The long awaited $11.4 million rehabilitation project of North Carpenter Road is underway. The 2.07 mile project spans from Concord Drive to Boston Road, as well as 0.22 miles of Grafton Road in the city of Brunswick and Brunswick Hills. The project includes the complete replacement and widening of the existing pavement, addition of turn lanes at the North Carpenter Road/Grafton Road intersection, construction of a new storm sewer system, sidewalk replacement with additional curb, and traffic control updates.

Work is expected to continue through Fall 2020.


Traffic impacts

Week of September 21, 2020 - All outlined work is weather permitting.

North Carpenter Road major reconstruction - North Carpenter Road, between Grafton Road and Boston Road, is closed for approximately 120 days in order to complete pavement widening, storm sewer work, and other miscellaneous work on the project.


  • During the closure, only northbound traffic will be maintained for local traffic only. All southbound traffic and non-local northbound traffic, between Grafton Road and Boston Road, will be required to use the detour. The detours are as follows:
  • Southbound traffic will be detoured east on Boston Road to West 130th Street, south on West 130th Street to Grafton Road, and west on Grafton Road back to North Carpenter Road.
  • Northbound, non-local traffic will be detoured east on Grafton Road to West 130th Street, north on West 130th Street to Boston Road, and west on Boston Road back to North Carpenter Road.
  • North Carpenter Road, between Concord Drive and Grafton Road, will continue to have intermittent single lane closures in order to complete miscellaneous work items. Bi-directional traffic will be maintained by flaggers within this section during this time.

Estimated completion: November 2020

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