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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 Northbound from the Ohio Turnpike to Griswold Road: Traffic is shifted to the inside shoulder of SR 57 in this area. On Wednesday, May 20, the intersection of Griswold Road east of SR 57 will reopen and the intersection at Midway Boulevard will be closed. The traffic signal at this intersection will be partially activated and traffic from SR 57 north to Griswold will be permitted a right-turn only movement. Likewise, traffic heading west on Griswold Road to SR 57 will only be permitted to turn right (north).
SR 57 Southbound from Griswold Road to the Ohio Turnpike: Traffic is shifted to the inside shoulder of SR 57. Midway Boulevard west of SR 57 is closed to through traffic.  Access to Midway Blvd businesses will be maintained through Griswold Road, Leona Street, 49th Street, and Tillotson Street. The contractor is removing pavement, excavating and installing a storm sewer.
Ohio Turnpike ramp to SR 57 North: On Monday, May 18, an intermediate course of asphalt will be placed. Then, on Wednesday, May 20, traffic will be shifted on to the new pavement and the contractor will begin excavation on the existing ramp.
SR 57 between the I-90 ramps: Traffic remains shifted to the outside shoulders while work continues on placing asphalt in this section.
I-90 Eastbound exit ramp to SR 57: Work continues on placing concrete pavement for the new ramp alignment. No impact to traffic.
Leona Street & 52nd Street: Leona Street, south of Midway Blvd, as well as 52nd Street east of Leona Street will be resurfaced and an intermediate course of asphalt pavement will be placed on Monday, May 18. Traffic will be maintained with flaggers.
Lorain Boulevard: The road is closed indefinitely between 52nd Street and Midway Boulevard.

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

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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