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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 (south end of project): 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 (north end of project): SR 57, between I-90 and Beechwood Drive, is in a shifted traffic pattern as the contractor continues 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: On Monday, September 15, the SR 57 entrance ramp to I-90 westbound will switch to the next phase of construction and flip to the other side of the ramp. The ramp will still be reduced to one lane of traffic, along with the left-turn movement from SR 57 north to the ramp.

Midway Mall Boulevard/Tillotson Street: Tillotson Street, south of Midway Boulevard, remains closed as the work continues on the Mall Frontage Road. Weather depending, this is expected to reopen Wednesday, September 17. At that time, the entrance to the Mall will reopen, and the intersection will function as a four-way stop.

Midway Mall Frontage Road: The road between Tillotson Street and Red Lobster restaurant is expected to reopen Wednesday, September 17. Once this section reopens, the contractor will close the next phase of the Frontage Road later that same day. This closure will be between Red Lobster and Sears Auto Center. Customers wishing to access this area will need to enter through the Midway Mall entrance or via Midway Boulevard to  Traveler’s Lane.

Griswold Road: West of SR 57, one lane of traffic is maintained in each direction on the north side of the road. The contractor continues excavation and drainage work as part of the project. Access to businesses will be maintained at all times. No work will be performed to reconstruct Griswold Road east of SR 57 this year.

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 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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