Valley View & Hines Hill Sidewalk

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Project Background

The Valley View / Hines Hill Sidewalk is part of the Sidewalk and Trail Master Plan for 2021-2025 that Council approved a number of years ago. The Plan provides a continued effort to provide safe and practical community-wide bicycle and pedestrian connectivity in the community. Other remaining sections scheduled as part of the 2021-2025 Connectivity Plan include Middleton Road from Valley View to SR 91 (2024), W. Streetsboro Road from Terex Road to W. Case Drive (2024), Ravenna Street from S. Hayden Parkway to Stow Road (2025) and Stow Road from Ravenna Street to E. Streetsboro Street (2025). During development of the 2021-2025 Plan, a scoring matrix , developed via public input, evaluated these sections which received high scores due to their connectivity to existing neighborhoods, trails, and streets with higher speeds. Recognizing the importance of connectivity, the Hudson City Council prioritized these streets, aiming to advance the City's commitment to fostering a more pedestrian- and bike-friendly environment.

Link to Connectivity Plan Webpage.

Link to Connectivity Plan Projects and Dates.

Project Details

The City of Hudson is planning a new concrete sidewalk project along Valley View Road and Hines Hill Road. The sidewalk will be constructed from Hunting Hollow Drive to the intersection of Hines Hill Road and Valley View Road, then extend down Hines Hill Road to Glastonbury Drive.

There will be no cost to homeowners for the construction of these sidewalks.

View the draft plan here.

Public Engagement

Public Information Meeting December 11, 2023: The City will hold a public information meeting on Monday, December 11, 2023 at Hudson City Hall, lower level, 1140 Terex Road, Hudson, Ohio from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. City staff and representatives from the consultant AECOM will be available to answer resident questions. The conceptual sidewalk plan and other exhibits will be made available for review at the meeting.

Council Workshop Discussion January 9, 2024: Staff and the consultant will present the proposed sidewalk alignment to City Council at the Council Workshop on Tuesday, January 9, 2024. The meeting will be livestreamed on the City Website.

If you cannot attend the meeting, public input and comments will be accepted on this site (use Comment & Questions tab below) until Friday, January 5, 2024. Public input and comment forms can also be submitted by mailing comments to: Attn: The Engineering Department, Hudson City Hall, 1140 Terex Road, Hudson, Ohio 44236.


Project Costs

Hines Hill Road = $1,200,000

Valley View Road = $700,000

Total = $1.9 million (subject to change pending upcoming budget cycle).

Project Background

The Valley View / Hines Hill Sidewalk is part of the Sidewalk and Trail Master Plan for 2021-2025 that Council approved a number of years ago. The Plan provides a continued effort to provide safe and practical community-wide bicycle and pedestrian connectivity in the community. Other remaining sections scheduled as part of the 2021-2025 Connectivity Plan include Middleton Road from Valley View to SR 91 (2024), W. Streetsboro Road from Terex Road to W. Case Drive (2024), Ravenna Street from S. Hayden Parkway to Stow Road (2025) and Stow Road from Ravenna Street to E. Streetsboro Street (2025). During development of the 2021-2025 Plan, a scoring matrix , developed via public input, evaluated these sections which received high scores due to their connectivity to existing neighborhoods, trails, and streets with higher speeds. Recognizing the importance of connectivity, the Hudson City Council prioritized these streets, aiming to advance the City's commitment to fostering a more pedestrian- and bike-friendly environment.

Link to Connectivity Plan Webpage.

Link to Connectivity Plan Projects and Dates.

Project Details

The City of Hudson is planning a new concrete sidewalk project along Valley View Road and Hines Hill Road. The sidewalk will be constructed from Hunting Hollow Drive to the intersection of Hines Hill Road and Valley View Road, then extend down Hines Hill Road to Glastonbury Drive.

There will be no cost to homeowners for the construction of these sidewalks.

View the draft plan here.

Public Engagement

Public Information Meeting December 11, 2023: The City will hold a public information meeting on Monday, December 11, 2023 at Hudson City Hall, lower level, 1140 Terex Road, Hudson, Ohio from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. City staff and representatives from the consultant AECOM will be available to answer resident questions. The conceptual sidewalk plan and other exhibits will be made available for review at the meeting.

Council Workshop Discussion January 9, 2024: Staff and the consultant will present the proposed sidewalk alignment to City Council at the Council Workshop on Tuesday, January 9, 2024. The meeting will be livestreamed on the City Website.

If you cannot attend the meeting, public input and comments will be accepted on this site (use Comment & Questions tab below) until Friday, January 5, 2024. Public input and comment forms can also be submitted by mailing comments to: Attn: The Engineering Department, Hudson City Hall, 1140 Terex Road, Hudson, Ohio 44236.


Project Costs

Hines Hill Road = $1,200,000

Valley View Road = $700,000

Total = $1.9 million (subject to change pending upcoming budget cycle).

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    On which side of the road will the Hines Hill sidewalk be located?

    Ray Dalton asked 3 months ago

    City staff and the design consultant are still reviewing what side of Hines Hill Road the sidewalk will be located on. City staff looks at many variables including costs, Right of Way impacts, utility impacts, wetland impacts and residents’ concerns prior to finalizing a sidewalk alignment. The final recommended alignment will be presented to Hudson City Council at the City’s 1/9/24 Council Workshop before being voted upon at the 2/6/24 Council Meeting.

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    I am in favor of the sidewalks on Valley View (actually very excited!), but am concerned about the 45 mph speed limit. Now that there will be pedestrians very close to the road, can the speed limit be lowered to reflect the change to a more residential speed?

    TheBrowns987 asked 3 months ago

    City staff is reviewing the speed limit along Valley View Rod with ODOT and anticipates lowering the speed limit along Valley View Road in early 2024.

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    I’m just wondering the correlation of how many residents have asked for, and made the case for this project vs. the cost. It’s a lot of money if, say, 4 people want it. I’ve wondered this about many of these projects. How are these expensive projects that affect so few residents justified?

    SBCLocal asked 3 months ago

    The new sidewalk sections along Hines Hill Road and Valley View Road were identified as part of the City’s 2021-2025 Sidewalk and Trail Master Plan, or Connectivity Plan.  The Sidewalk and Trail Master Plan represents the continued effort to provide safe and practical community-wide non-vehicular connectivity in the City of Hudson. The potential alignments, ranking of alignments and estimated budgets for the project were identified through public input that were attended by residents, City Council members, Mayor and City staff in 2020. Upon completion of the public input, the information was compiled into the City’s Sidewalk and Trail Master Plan 2021-2025 that can be viewed here:  https://www.hudson.oh.us/DocumentCenter/View/8992/Sidewalk-and-Trail-Master-Plan-2021-2025.

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    Comment: this is an exorbitant use of public funds for a potential “benefit” of VERY FEW. Residents.

    Cindy P asked 3 months ago

    The new sidewalk sections along Hines Hill Road and Valley View Road were identified as part of the City’s 2021-2025 Sidewalk and Trail Master Plan, or Connectivity Plan.  The Sidewalk and Trail Master Plan represents the continued effort to provide safe and practical community-wide non-vehicular connectivity in the City of Hudson. The potential alignments, ranking of alignments and estimated budgets for the project were identified through public input that were attended by residents, City Council members, Mayor and City staff in 2020. Upon completion of the public input, the information was compiled into the City’s Sidewalk and Trail Master Plan 2021-2025 that can be viewed here:  https://www.hudson.oh.us/DocumentCenter/View/8992/Sidewalk-and-Trail-Master-Plan-2021-2025.

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    I live on Glastonbury Drive and support the sidewalk that would extend along Hines Hill to Valley View. I would suggest in the future extending the Hines Hill sidewalk west from Valley View Road to the MetroPark that is supposed to open across from the YDC.

    KFarkas asked 3 months ago

    City staff will review this for a future connectivity option.  As part of a future trail project, a trail is planned along Prospect Street from Hunting Hollow Drive to Hines Hill Road, and then west to the future park.  Please review the City of Hudson Construction Projects webpage here:  https://hudsonoh.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Shortlist/index.html?appid=5f0b1ce8e19a4e309d79f839aec4daf5 for more information.


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    Let’s include Valley View NORTH of Hines Hill to Middleton Rd. Seems to make sense as Middleton west of 91 is set to receive sidewalks.

    Jim S asked 3 months ago

    City staff is reviewing this segment for a possible sidewalk connection in the future.

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    Please consider extending the Valley View sidewalk to connect to the Middleton Road sidewalk. Thank you

    MattR asked 3 months ago

    City staff is reviewing this segment for a possible sidewalk connection in the future.

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    Extend Valley View sidewalk north to Wethersfield Dr. to allow the 90 homes access in the Connecticut Colony Neighborhood.

    Lou Verhas asked 3 months ago

    City staff is reviewing this segment for a possible sidewalk connection in the future.

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    My wife and I reside at 1925 E Hines Hill and my comments are particular to the Hines Hill segment - 2A-2C. 1. I am in favor of 2C as it seems to make the most sense connectivity-wise as well as engineering wise. 2. If 2A or 2C are chosen (North side of Hines Hill in front of my property): a. Will there be some improvement to drainage in the Granby/Glastonbury segment? Ditches enclosed? Tie in to residential drainage to the current open ditch? At present, there is significant standing water in the open ditch. b. I have some concern about a large pin oak on my property (particularly the SE tree). Will the construction affect the root structure? There is a very large limb which would overhang the sidewalk. Will this tree be affected/trimmed/removed? c. I understand driveway aprons would be replaced. Please confirm. 3. I would strongly suggest a double yellow line on Hines Hill from Darrow west. I have noticed a fair number of westbound vehicles passing other traffic at an excessive rate of speed in front of my residence (single line). I am concerned about the safety of the proposed crosswalk in the 2C alternative due to this traffic. Given limited sight distance on segments of Hines Hill, this is a hazard. Please pass on to city staff. 4. I understand Hines Hill is scheduled to be resurfaced. Would this project coincide with that construction? I really appreciate the open house and conversation with the representative from the engineering consultant. I am in favor of this connectivity project. Feel free to contact me at 330-388-2866. Bob Carter

    Bob Carter asked 3 months ago

    Currently, the City is considering all alignment options and their impacts.  Upon completion of the public input collection and presentation to City Council, detailed design will commence.   As the final alignment for the new sidewalk has yet to be determined, it is difficult to determine the exact drainage and tree impacts of the sidewalk project.  Drainage issues within the public right-of-way will be addressed via new storm sewer systems as part of the detailed design. Regarding tree impacts, the City Arborist will be included in the detailed design review to identify potential tree impacts, including required tree removal or root cutting necessary for the project. City staff will review the speed concerns and on-road pavement striping with the consultant the City’s Traffic Safety Committee. Note that the sidewalk project and the resurfacing project will most likely occur at a different times at they both have separate funding sources

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    Why was there anything done on Hunting Hollow since it's a dead-end trail as there is no trail on Prospect connecting to it ?

    ScottLMA asked 3 months ago

    Future connectivity along Prospect Street are scheduled for design and construction in 2024-2027 including new trail segments along Hines Hill Road and Prospect Street.   Please review the City of Hudson Construction Projects webpage here:  https://hudsonoh.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Shortlist/index.html?appid=5f0b1ce8e19a4e309d79f839aec4daf5 for more information.