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 State Route 57 Corridor Improvement

 

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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​. ​​​

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 Current 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. 

All dates are dependent on the weather and are subject to change. 

State Route 57: Two lanes remain in each direction between the Midway Mall Boulevard and the Ohio Turnpike. The contractor is working in the median placing an aggregate base during this phase of reconstruction, and traffic will remain in this pattern through the fall.

State Route 57: SR 57, between I-90 and Beechwood Drive, has been shifted to a new traffic pattern so the contractor can begin excavation and pavement removal in the center of SR 57. Two lanes of SR 57 will be maintained at all times when traffic is shifted to the outside shoulders.

Interstate 90: SR 57 entrance ramp to I-90 westbound is reduced to one lane of traffic, along with the left-turn movement from SR 57 north to the ramp. The contractor will begin placing concrete pavement on this ramp.

Leona Street/Midway Boulevard: All work at this intersection is now complete, with no restrictions to traffic. 

Midway Mall Boulevard/Tillotson Street: Tillotson Street, south of Midway Boulevard, remains closed as the work continues on the Mall Frontage Road. 

Midway Mall Frontage Road: The road between Tillotson Street and Red Lobster restaurant is closed. Work will continue with the placement of concrete curb and gutter. The entrance to the Midway Mall remains closed at Tillotson Street.

·     Customers will be able to access this area through Travelers Lane (west of Red Lobster) or via Midway Mall entrances east of Tillotson Street.

Griswold Road: During the week of September 1, the contractor will shift traffic to the north side of Griswold Road to begin reconstructing the south side. One lane of traffic will be maintained at all times in each direction. Access to businesses will be maintained as well. 

 

 Who to Contact

 
Christine Myers 
District 3 Public Information Officer
*Call w media-related questions
419-207-7182
Christine.Myers@dot.state.oh.us

​​Joyce Miller
Business Liaison for project specific questions

419-207-7181
Joyce.Miller@dot.state.oh.us
 
 
 

 Future Construction Forecast

 
In 2015, work will include the 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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