GRANGER TWP. — The roundabout at Ridge and Granger roads will be open today for the start of Highland Schools’ academic year.
“We are just finishing some seeding today,” Greg Petersen, general manager of Fechko Excavating in Medina, said Tuesday.
Fechko is the contractor for the $2.5 million project, which began May 30.
Granger Elementary School and the Highland middle and high schools are on Ridge Road (state Route 94).
“We don’t anticipate any issues as it relates to the first day of school and the new roundabout,” Highland spokesperson Dawn Marzano said. “Our routes will remain the same. We are just grateful that the roundabout will be open to the public as initially scheduled.”
Andy Blazek, Ohio Department of Transportation District 3 project engineer, said in a statement: “The project had a lot of work that was completed in a very short amount of time. Despite a few hurdles, we are happy to have the road open prior to the start of school.”
This is the first roundabout project Fechko has worked on.
“We were very lucky to be able to do the work locally,” Petersen said. “We were happy to be able to get the contract. Like any other project, there are struggles and obstacles, but we were committed to be on time and on schedule.”
“This is a monument,” Fechko project foreman Luke Honigman has said. “It will stand for 50-plus years.”
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