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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

 
SR 57 between the Ohio Turnpike and Interstate 90 – Traffic has shifted to the outside of State Route 57 both north and southbound as excavation continues to construct the new at-grade intersections at both Midway Boulevard and Griswold Road. As a reminder, the intersections of Midway Blvd and Griswold Rd. are open to right-turn only traffic.
 
Midway Boulevard west of SR 57 – One lane of traffic is maintained in each direction on the south half of the roadway. Access is maintained to all businesses in the area.
 
Ohio Turnpike ramp from SR 57 south – Traffic is shifted to the left side of ramp as excavation and embankment work starts for the new ramp alignment.
 
Interstate 90 east exit ramp – Traffic is shifted to the temporary pavement on the north side as work continues to place concrete pavement for the new alignment.
 
Interstate 90 westbound exit ramp – The ramp is narrowed to 12’ wide as earthwork continues for permanent and temporary pavement. Motorists are encouraged to use extreme caution in this area as trucks are exiting and entering the work area from the ramp.
 
Interstate 90 east entrance ramp – The new ramp alignment will be opened to traffic on Saturday, August 1, and the existing ramp will close. The removal of the ramp pavement and traffic signal will start next week. 

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

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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