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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

 
Ohio Turnpike exit ramp to SR 57 North: Traffic is shifted to the outside shoulder of the ramp as work to remove pavement and begin excavation has commenced. SR 57 northbound traffic is also shifted to the inside shoulder of this area.  
 
State Route 57 at Griswold Road: SR 57 traffic is shifted to the inside, and access to Griswold Road is prohibited as work to construct the at-grade intersection continues through mid-May. Access to Griswold Road businesses is maintained through Midway Boulevard, Tillotson Street, Leona Street and 49th Street.
 
Leona Street & 52nd Street Intersection: The intersection is now open.
 
Griswold Road (east of SR 57): Traffic continues to be shifted to the north side of the roadway with one lane of traffic maintained in each direction. Concrete pavement and work on drive aprons at local businesses continues this week and will continue through late April.
 
State Route 57 at Interstate 90: Traffic is shifted to the outside shoulder in this area as work to remove pavement and excavation has commenced and will continue throughout the center of SR 57.

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
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 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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