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 Basic Project Information


ODOT has begun a $7.3 million project to improve the intersection of US Route 42 at State Route 96/US Route 250 (East Main Street) in the City of Ashland.

The project will remove the US 42 bridge, lower US 42 and create a signalized intersection at East Main Street. The area will be widened to provide additional through and turning lanes on the intersection approaches. Davis Road will also be closed and cul-de-sac'ed at East Main Street. Sidewalks will also be added along SR 96 and US 250.

History: Recent safety inspections found that the US 42 bridge needed to be repaired or replaced, mostly due to age. Crash rates at the interchange area were also higher than the state and county averages. Traffic has also been very congested at the interchange ramps, especially as traffic volumes have continued to grow.


 Current Traffic Impacts

East Main Street (State Route 96) – During the week of November 16, crews will begin paving the final top course of asphalt on East Main Street from US Route 42 to the Ashland County Sherriff’s annex. One lane of traffic will be maintained at all times in each direction.
Davis Road – The final course of asphalt will be paved on Davis Road as well during the week of November 16. Motorists wishing to travel on Davis Road will continue to access the road from Middle Rowsburg Road until the project is complete.
Upon completion of the paving work, ODOT’s contractor will begin focusing on pavement marking, sidewalks, driveways, grading as well as seeding along East Main Street. All of this work is dependent upon the weather.

 More Info

Rendering of final construction project

Contractor ​The Ruhlin Company
​Bid Cost ​$7,359,687.83
​Start Date ​May 19, 2015
​End Date November 30, 201​5

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Joyce Miller
Public Information Officer