Road work for Euclid’s Amazon fulfillment center expected to begin next month

September 19, 2018

Road work for Euclid’s Amazon fulfillment center expected to begin next month

EUCLID, Ohio — Road construction around the future Amazon fulfillment center at the former Euclid Square Mall is expected to begin next month, and the facility could open in spring 2019, Cuyahoga County officials say.

Cuyahoga County Council is expected next week to approve $300,000 as part of a $1.3 million plan for construction of roads around the site.

Karvo Companies, Inc. will likely begin work on Euclid Avenue, Babbitt Road, Lakeland Boulevard, St. Clair Avenue, East 260th Street and Bluestone Boulevard in Euclid soon after Oct. 1, a county spokeswoman said. 

The city of Euclid is paying for the remainder of the road work with about $1,050,000 in state grants, a council committee was told on Wednesday. The county is paying for its portion with funds from taxes on driver licenses.

The road work includes improvements to intersections, curbs, ramps, and will add new traffic signals around the building, which will occupy 650,000 square feet and is expected to bring 1,000 jobs to the area.

The road improvements were part of the county’s plans to help lure the center to Northeast Ohio. The county provided a similar package to Amazon’s even larger fulfillment center in North Randall, which is expected to open this month at the site of the former Randall Park Mall.

Nicole English, of the county’s Public Works Department, told council members on Wednesday that the bulk of the county’s work in Euclid should be done by the time the facility opens, but permanent traffic signals may still need to be installed after that date.

English said she believes that the fulfillment center will begin operations sometime in spring 2019.

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