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Posted on February 20, 2015 at 3:02 pm

Excavation/Sewer Connection Application – Fill out application and mail/email/fax to Engineering Department.


2012 Street Sweeping Program – Spring Cycle

Posted on May 31, 2012 at 11:55 am

Spring street sweeping will start on Monday. June 4, 2012.  Sweeping operation will start in Ward #6 then progress to Ward #2, and #4 of the first week. The second week beginning June 11, 2012 will start and finish Ward #7, #1, #3 and #5.

The contractor, Reilly Sweeping Inc., will post “No Parking” signs with the date of sweeping operation for each ward.  The sweeping operation will be conducted between 7 AM and 6 PM, Monday through Friday. The schedule is tentative and subject to weather conditions

Any further questions please contact Elyria Engineer’s office (440) 326-1444.

2nd Street Converting into Two-Way Street

Posted on September 19, 2016 at 1:26 pm

2ndstreet2During the week beginning Monday, September 19th, 2nd Street in downtown Elyria will permanently convert into a two-way street.  Traffic will flow in both directions between East and West Avenue.  What had previously been the left-hand lane will now be filled with Eastbound traffic. Please also note that as part of this change, the intersection of 2nd Street and Middle Avenue has also been converted into a 4-way Stop intersection.

Signage and road-striping will be in place to guide your travels, but please use extra caution as we adjust to this change.

Annual Emergency Storm and Sanitary Sewer Repairs

Posted on November 3, 2011 at 9:00 pm

Annual Street Restoration Project (starting in 2008)

Posted on November 3, 2011 at 9:00 pm


Posted on July 24, 2015 at 8:34 am

Cascade Park Clean Up



Chemical Sealing of Sewer Joints at Various Locations (2008)

Posted on November 3, 2011 at 9:03 pm

Chestnut Commons Drive Closed Until 9pm

Posted on October 30, 2015 at 4:06 pm

Columbia Gas is repairing a major feeder gas line at Chestnut Commons Drive to Stillwater Road. The intersection is closed and will remain closed while repairs are underway for safety reasons. Repairs are scheduled to be completed by 9pm. For more information, contact Columbia Gas at 440-240-6122 or Elyria Police at 440-323-3302.

Community Gardens Update

Posted on September 11, 2013 at 5:22 pm

The Mayor’s Office on Volunteer Engagement (M.O.V.E.) is proud to  announce that the Community Gardens planned,  planted, and proudly maintained by City of Elyria volunteers have been a great success!  The presentation below, prepared by Lisa Bowman of the Park and Recreation Department, details the amazing efforts put into starting and maintaining your gardens and the successful endeavor to turn blight into beauty.

If you have questions or wish to learn more about getting involved in the program, please contact the Mayor’s Office at 440-326-1402.

City of Elyria Community Gardens

Downtown Road Closures – Pops Concert, Saturday September 5, 2015

Posted on September 4, 2015 at 10:42 am

On Saturday, September 5, 2015 from 7:00AM until 9:00PM, several Downtown streets around Ely Park will be closed for the POPS Concert. The following streets will be closed:

  •  Middle Avenue from Broad Street to 3rd Street
  • Court Street from Broad Street to 3rd Street
  • 2nd Street from East Avenue to West Avenue

At the conclusion of the concert, all roads and parking would be returned to normal that evening. The concert rain date would be Sunday, September 5, 2015 at 7:00pm. In the event of a rain date the road closures would remain in effect over Saturday night September 5.

Please call Mayor’s Office at 440-326-1402 if you have any questions.

EARS – In the KNOW

Posted on December 22, 2017 at 2:56 pm

December 22, 2017

The Contractor started their Christmas break today….which means you get a break also.  The crew will return on January 2, 2018. 

This is from Tim, the Inspector…“Be advised that the EARS project is shut down for the holidays. We will return on Jan 2.  East Ave is now open from fourth south to and including Pronesti lane. There is no pass through traffic possible between Pronesti lane and Fifth St. There has been provisions made for residents in this zone. The Sunoco station now has access to all three of its driveways. There are some traffic barricades in the SE corner of fourth and East Ave around a pile of cold patch and the riser pipe for future work. Street dept, was on site today and there is a plan in place for snow and ice control during the construction shut down. The by-pass pump has been shut down and the old sewer has been temporarily connected to the 72″ pipe.”

Snow removal plan

Since East Avenue is not a through street currently, it will be treated like a residential street.  Street Department has been advised by Tim for plowing over the holiday break.


Over the holidays, all three driveways to the gas station will be open.  East Avenue will be accessible from Pronesti (going north) as well as 4th Street (to Pronesti).  East Avenue is closed between Pronesti & 5th Street…No Vehicles can pass this point.

Christmas Holiday

Tim Gallagher did want me to extend a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to Everyone from him!!

I also want to say Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! … And “THANK YOU for your patience as we work through this project!

And as Always…Please Drive Safely!!!

East Avenue Relief Sewer – In the Know 10/27/17

Posted on October 27, 2017 at 11:57 am

Happy Friday Everyone!!

 I missed last week’s update…much of the same continued on the project.  Contractor worked on getting new water services installed and houses connected.

 The contractor has another week on water services.  Then, we move onto the sewer work.  The sewer work will involve constructing a new sanitary sewer that can accommodate wet weather flows(stormwater runoff that enters the sanitary system) and keep as much of that overflow out of the river (this overflow would be a combination of stormwater and sanitary sewage).

 More information will be provided next week, but just to give you a heads-up, the intersection of 4th Street and East Avenue will be closed beginning November 6th or 7th for 2-4 weeks.  The start date for this is tentative and will be confirmed next week.

 I do want to mention that East Avenue is CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC….AND THE INABILITY FOR A MOTORIST TO DRIVE THROUGH THE EXCAVATION AREA IS WAY IT IS CLOSED.   Last week, there was a lady who screamed at the crew and my inspector because they would not let her drive alongside the excavator next to the hole in the ground.  She couldn’t take NO for an answer and drove through the zone anyway.  The inspector got her license plate number, and the police were happy to provide her with a friendly letter and a conversation on her actions.   Just remember….keeping drivers out of the immediate excavation area is for the safety of the crew, the inspector, AND the motorists!

 *Just a reminder – keep raked leaves out of the street.  In the work zone areas, Tim, the inspector, can help coordinate with the leaf crews if necessary.

I will provide more info on the intersection closure next week.

Enjoy your weekend everyone!

And as always….Please DRIVE SAFELY!!