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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​. ​​​


 Traffic Impacts

Work on intersections around the SR 57 corridor has impacts to traffic. ODOT's contractor for this project plans to work in several areas throughout the 2014 construction season. 

State Route 57 – Two lanes remain in each direction between the Midway Mall Boulevard and the Ohio Turnpike. The contractor will work within the median during this phase of reconstruction, and traffic will remain in this pattern through the Fall.

Midway Mall Boulevard/Tillotson Street – The work zone is in place on the southern half of the intersection. The contractor continues to remove the existing pavement, relocating fire hydrants, and placing aggregate base.

·     There is no longer access to the Midway Mall from Tillotson Street. Midway Mall customers will have access from the entrance east of Tillotson Street or through Travelers Lane, west of Red Lobster. This will remain in place through late August.

Leona Street/Midway Boulevard – Reconstruction continues in the southern half of the intersection. Southbound traffic will need to follow Midway Boulevard East to Lorain Boulevard as an alternate. 

Griswold RoadColumbia Gas continues to move utility lines on Griswold Road. This work is expected to take approximately four weeks. The reconstruction of the southern half of Griswold Road has been postponed until mid-August, upon completion of the utility relocation.


 Who to Contact

Christine Myers 
District 3 Public Information Officer for media related questions

​​Joyce Miller
Business Liaison for project specific questions


 Future Construction Forecast

​​The majority of work in 2014 will include the areas as well as SR 57 from Interstate 90 to Beechwood Drive/Schaden Road. At this time, details on the traffic impacts are not yet available.

In 2015, work will include the reconstruction of Midway Blvd; reconstruct the remaining portions of SR 57; construction of new 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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