Royalton Road Widening
(W. 130th Street to York Road)
Work continues to install the sidewalks and driveway aprons along the new northern portion of the widening between Spruce Run Drive and just east of Abbey Road. The City appreciates your continued patience with the construction on this major project. We are working with the County and the contractor to help keep a safe travel environment during the project. If you have any concerns, please contact the County at their local field office in North Royalton at (440) 628-9229.
UPDATE : Phase 1 is open to traffic. Small zones will be in place while landscaping work continues this week. Work on Phase 2 will begin next week.
Royalton Road WM Replacement
(State Road to Prince Charles Drive)
Fabrizi Trucking & Paving will be performing the work. Please use caution in this area as the watermain will be replaced along the north side of Royalton Road. It is anticipated that work will be completed by the beginning of September. Please direct any and all concerns to the Engineering Department at (440) 582-3001.
UPDATE: Work has been delayed by Cleveland Water to test and chlorinate the new watermain. Work will resume ASAP once we receive word from Cleveland Water that the main has passed the necessary tests.
State Road WM Replacement
(Sprague Road to Castle Drive)
This project is underway, with the bypass waterline installed and active. A project completion date of late September is anticipated. Small construction zones will be in place and flaggers will be utilized to safely move traffic through this area.
UPDATE: Mainline construction is underway. The contractor is currently south of Bunker Road replacing the watermain. Traffic delays have been reported and these issues have been discussed with the contractor to correct. Please report any long delays to the Engineering Department at (440)582-3001.
Royalton Road Resurfacing
(York Road to East Corporate Line)
Royalton Road will be resurfaced in 2 phases. Phase 1 is from York Road to just east of Ridge Road, and Phase 2 is from the end of Phase 1 to the east corporation line. Work is scheduled to be completed by the end of October. Message boards will be active and warn motorists of the construction.
UPDATE: Phase 1 is underway with the intermediate course of asphalt installed. Catch basin, manhole and valve box adjustments in the pavement are underway. New curbs are being installed on parts of the western portion of the project which will take a few weeks.
Albion Road Resurfacing
(W. 130th Street to Ridge Road)
Crossroads Asphalt will be performing a mill and fill resurfacing along this roadway. Thank you for your patience while the City improves our roadways and more information to follow as this project start gets closer.
UPDATE: Work between York Road and Ridge Road is completed. The portion between W. 130th Street and York Road will take place sometime after the Labor Day holiday.
State Road Sidewalk Improvements
(City Hall Drive north to Trumpeter)
This project is a sidewalk improvement project along the west side of State Road. ODOT will be managing this improvement, which will enclose the storm ditches along the project limits with storm sewers and catch basins, and installation of a 5’ wide sidewalk.
UPDATE: This project began on Monday, September 9th, and will be completed by mid October.
So you’ve picked up a crib, a stroller and an industrial-sized package of diapers: your house must be ready for your baby on the way, right? As strange as it might sound, especially given how teensy-tiny your little one will be when he or she arrives, there’s still a lot of work to be done before your home is prepared (and safe) for a baby.
September is “Baby Safety Month.” We have attached a step-by-step, room-by-room visual guide that makes babyproofing your home so easy that it’s almost, well, foolproof. And since it takes a village to raise (and protect) a child, we thought we would help with some suggestions to make your home more safe.
A Visual Guide To Baby Proofing Your Home
A WORD FROM THE POLICE DEPARTMENT
From the desk of Jon Karl, School Resource Officer
North Royalton Police Department
There is a term being bantered about regarding harassment using social media and internet technology know as "cyberbullying". It is a behavior we have experienced since not too long after use of the Internet and World Wide Web became commonplace. In my experience, since being assigned to work with the schools in 2003, I have made some general observations about the behavior associated with students and young adults and the Internet. A sense of anonymity belongs to the sender of harassing messages because they are on the safe side of the computer screen. What people engaging in this conduct don't understand is they are not able to remain anonymous and can be held accountable for their conduct.
I have some recommendations for steps to resolve problems for persons receiving harassing communications:
- Monitor. I cannot stress enough the need for parents to monitor their children's technology devices. Today's children will never know a world without this level of technology. Parents need to be aware of device capability, and the users conduct.
- Delete. Sometimes simply ignoring the communication and deleting the offending messages will be all you need to do.
- Block. Most service providers have a method for blocking unwanted communications from individual phone numbers or email accounts.
- Contact. The service provider or device retailer should be able to provide you with first level steps to take to defeat unwanted or harassing communications.
- Report. Schools have limited abilities to intervene in out-of-school behavior when it substantially disrupts the school environment. Sometimes counselors or school officials can intervene in child conflicts.
- Police. Some "cyberbullying" behaviors may constitute a violation of the state law regarding Telecommunications Harassment. In part, the law prohibits any person from using a telecommunications device to send messages which are; harassing, annoying, unwanted, or threatening.
There is a tremendous volume of internet/telecommunications activity. Try to take steps to help you and your families first. When possible capture images of what is appearing on the screen or phone in case a situation does rise to the level of a police investigation.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has conducted a lot of research in developing on-line assistance for persons experiencing problems on the internet. They maintain a cyber tip resource for abuse or harassment at www.cybertipline.com. They also maintain a community education resource at www.netsmartz.org. Many government services websites also provide links to online resources.
Please feel free to contact the police or school officials if a problem persists.
A friendly reminder from the North Royalton Police Department