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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. 

State Route 57: Two lanes remain in each direction between the Midway Mall Boulevard and the Ohio Turnpike. The contractor is working in the median during this phase of reconstruction, and traffic will remain in this pattern through the fall.

Interstate 90: Entrance ramp to I-90 westbound is reduced to one lane of traffic, along with the left-turn movement from SR 57 north to the ramp. The contractor will continue to remove pavement and perform pavement excavation work at this ramp to I-90 west. Excavation and drainage work also continues on the new section of the I-90 eastbound exit ramp to SR 57.

Leona Street/Midway Boulevard: Work to reconstruct the southern half of this intersection has begun. There is no access from Leona Street south of Midway Blvd. Traffic is encouraged to use Midway Blvd, 50th Street and Leona Street north of Midway Blvd as an alternate routes around the construction.

Midway Boulevard/Tillotson Street: Tillotson Street is closed between 49th Street and Midway Blvd for reconstruction work. Traffic is encouraged to use Tillotson Street north to Griswold Road, east on Griswold Road to West River Road as an alternate route to Midway Blvd. Midway Blvd traffic is maintained through the intersection.

Midway Mall Frontage Road: On Monday, July 28, work will begin on the road between Tillotson Street and Red Lobster restaurant. The entrance to the Midway Mall will be closed at Tillotson Street.

·      Customers will be able to access this area through Travelers Lane or via Midway Mall entrances east of Tillotson Street. 

Griswold Road: Columbia Gas continues to move utility lines along Griswold Road. The reconstruction of the southern half of Griswold Road has been postponed until mid-August, upon completion of the utility relocation.


 

 Who to Contact

 
Christine Myers 
District 3 Public Information Officer for 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

 
​​The majority of work in 2014 will include the areas as well as SR 57 from Interstate 90 to Beechwood Drive/Schaden Road. At this time, details on the traffic impacts are not yet available.

In 2015, work will include the reconstruction of Midway Blvd; reconstruct the remaining portions of SR 57; construction of new 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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