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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

SR 57 from Ohio Turnpike to Griswold Road – No change in traffic pattern. Traffic shifted to the outside of SR 57 with right turns only to and from Midway Blvd. and Griswold Road.  Work will continue with the completion of concrete pavement as well as place asphalt intermediate course. 
SR 57 Southbound ramp to Ohio Turnpike – No change in traffic pattern. Traffic shifted to the left side of the ramp. Work will include placement of concrete pavement.
Midway Blvd. west of SR 57 – No change in traffic pattern. Traffic is shifted to the south side of the roadway with one lane in each direction. Access to local businesses is maintained.
I-90 Eastbound entrance ramp – No change in traffic pattern. Traffic is shifted to the left side of the acceleration lane at the top of the ramp.  Work will take place to remove the temporary concrete barrier and back up the new asphalt pavement.
I-90 Westbound exit ramp - *NEW* A traffic shift will take place on Monday, August 31 to implement the final phase of work on this ramp. Traffic will be shifted to the right side of the ramp in order to complete new pavement on the left side of the ramp. Motorists can expect delays on Monday while this traffic shift is implemented. 
SR 57 Southbound from Beechwood Drive to the I-90 Eastbound exit ramp - *NEW* - On Monday August 31, traffic will be shifted to the inside of SR 57 in this area in order to start the phase for widening SR 57 to the outside.  Motorists can expect delays while the traffic shift is implemented.

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.  


 2015 Traffic Impacts Presentation


 Who to Contact

​​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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