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SR 303 Crossing Closed Due to Replacement

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Date: April 6, 2011
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, 440-546-5995

Brecksville, Ohio – The National Park Service will close the railroad crossing at SR 303 in the Village of Peninsula from 7 p.m., Sunday, April 10 until 5 p.m., Friday, April 15, 2011. The purpose of the closure is to replace the deteriorated railroad crossing and to provide safer travel for the public using SR 303. This is closure is part of an ongoing project to rehabilitate nine miles of rail being completed Railroad Constructors, Inc.

The National Park Service owns the historic Valley Railway on which Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad operates scenic excursions and educational programs year-round.

This project is funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The public will be able to follow the progress of each project on www.recovery.gov and on www.interior.gov/recovery.

Detour signs will be posted on site and are available online at www.dot.state.oh.us (select District Four) or call 330-786-2209.

Please respect all park closures for the safety of visitors, resources, and park staff.

For up-to-date closures and cancellations visit www.nps.gov/cuva/flooding-in-the-park.htm or call 440-546-5960.

CVNP encompasses 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. Managed by the National Park Service, CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational, and natural activities in one setting. For more information visit www.nps.gov/cuva or www.dayinthevalley.com or call 330-657-2752 or 800-257-9477.

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Did You Know?

Photo of Bald Eagle taken in Cuyahoga Valley National Park where an eagle pair built their first nest in 2006. Photo by Martin Trimmer.

November is the time to be on the lookout for bald eagles performing aerial courtship displays. Once eagles have selected each other, they plunge through the air in very high dives, locking their talons and breaking apart just when it looks as though they will crash to the ground.