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 State Route 57 Corridor Improvement



The improvement of the SR 57 corridor between the Ohio Turnpike and Interstate 90 in the City of Elyria is a long awaited project to improve safety and reduce congestion in this heavily commercial area. Funding for the construction of this project was made possible by the implementation of Ohio’s Jobs and Transportation Plan, an initiative of Governor John Kasich. This plan, made possible by the sale of bonds of the Ohio Turnpike, allows for $1.5 billion to be invested in infrastructure projects across northern Ohio.

Part of the purpose of this project is to improve access to this area in order to promote economic growth.  However, there will be many phases to this project that will include the necessity to restrict lanes and close roadways in order to complete this improvement project by July 2016​. ​​​


 Current Traffic Impacts

State Route 57: SR 57 northbound will be reduced to one lane of traffic between the Ohio Turnpike and Interstate 90 as crews work to remove guardrail and construct temporary pavement. This lane closure will remain in place through early April.
State Route 57: Concrete barrier walls continue to be installed along SR 57 north of the Interstate 90 westbound ramps as well as south of Midway Mall Boulevard. Intermittent daily lane closures will be necessary in the southbound direction as trucks access the work area.
Leona Street & 52nd Street Intersection: The intersection is closed at this time for reconstruction as crews continue placing concrete curb and pavement. Motorists are encouraged to use Lorain Boulevard as an alternate around the area. The intersection will remain closed through the week of April 6, 2015.
***UPDATE***Griswold Road: Beginning Thursday, April 2, there will be no access to Griswold Road from State Route 57 both east and west of State Route 57. This closure is necessary as crews work to construct the at-grade intersection and is expected to remain in place through mid-May.  Access to Griswold Road will be maintained through Leona Street, 49th Street and Tillotson Street as well as Midway Mall Blvd.
·         East of SR 57: Traffic has been shifted to the north side of the roadway between SR 57 and Tillotson Street as reconstruction work continues on the south side of Griswold Road. Crews will place underdrains as well as the aggregate road base this week. One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction through the end of April. Dates are subject to change based on weather.

Exercise caution in work zones and pay attention to slower moving traffic as it merges in to an open lane. For statewide construction information visit Ohgo.com. ​ 


 Who to Contact

Christine Myers 
District 3 Public Information Officer
*Call w media-related questions

​​Joyce Miller
Business Liaison for project specific questions


 Future Construction Forecast

In 2015, work will include the reconstruction of Griswold Road east of SR 57; reconstruction of Midway Blvd; reconstruction of the remaining portions of SR 57; construction of new at-grade intersections of Midway Blvd and Griswold Road at SR 57; reconstruction of the Ohio Turnpike entrance ramp from SR 57 south as well as the exit ramp to SR 57 north. The 49th Street bridge will also be removed during the 2015 construction season.

In 2016, the contractor plans to perform final traffic signal analysis and clean up of the project. 
Please note that these dates are subject to change at any time based on weather delays or other unforeseen circumstances. 

 Project Specifics

​Contractor Karvo 
​Bid Cost ​$20,538,253.95
​Start Date
​June 9, 2014
​Completion ​​August 2016


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