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​Lorain US 20 Major Rehabilitation

ODOT and the City of North Ridgeville, are working together on the major rehabilitation of US 20. The 2.32 mile project, that stretches from Stoney Ridge Road to Lear Nagle Road, will begin in 2018.

  • Roadway reconstruction and widening from 3 lanes to 5 lanes
  • Constructing a new 10ft shared-use path
  • New storm sewers and water lines 
  • New sidewalks with new curb and gutter throughout the project
  • Upgrading the traffic signals and signage along the corridor
  • Two bridge replacements: US 20 over French Creek and Root Road over French Creek
  • Adding detention basins for storm water control

The 2018 season will include work east of Jaycox Road with the exception of the structure on US 20 over French Creek. The Jaycox Road intersection, the shared-use path, and all side roads east of Jaycox Road, will be completed. 


The 2019 season will include work west of Jaycox Road. This will include the intersections of Stoney Ridge Road, State Route 83, and Root Road. Each of these intersections will have their own phasing due to the size and complexity of the intersections. 

All work on the east end of the project, with the exception of the structure over French Creek, will be completed before work begins on the west end.​ US 20 will have at least one lane of traffic maintained in each direction at all times. The current 35 mph speed limit will remain in effect during the project. Business access will be maintained throughout the project.


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 Business Meeting Information


Cost: $26.8 Million

Contractor: Fechko

Start Construction: April 2018

End Construction: October 2019​


 Traffic Impacts


US Route 20

US 20 - Center Ridge Rd.

  • ​Pavement removal continues - expect minor delays or temporary closures at intersecting crossing streets and plan travel time accordinaly.  

Root Rd.

  • October 1 - crews will begin work on the new structure which is located on the east side of the road, next to the existing structure. There should be no significant delays to traffic during the first phase of the structure. 

Lear Nagle to Jaycox Rd.

  • Crews will be finishing up installing waterlines from Lear Nagle Rd. to Jaycox Rd. They will be flushing and pressure testing the line.

Lear Nagle Rd.

  • Lear Nagle Rd.'s current traffic configuration will remain the same until further notice.

French Creek Bridge

  • Crews continue construction of the new structure by St. Peters. Crews have finished backfilling this week. The next phase is to build the temporary road around the existing structure

Olive Ave. - CLOSED Permently 

  • Olive Ave. is being turned into a cul-de-sac per plan. Temporary directional construction signs have been put up to direct traffic to utalize Wallace Ave. to Garden St. to Olive Ave. for access. 

Expect minor delays throughout the day. Please be advised to use caution while traveling throughout the corridor as there will be trucks and equipment entering and exiting the work zones. To help ensure the safety of the construction workers as well as the traveling public, motorists should remain alert, reduce their speed and watch for stopped traffic while passing by the work zone.    

Pedestrians and bicyclists should use extreme caution while traveling through the work zone and stay out of the active work area to avoid conflicts with construction vehicles and equipment.​   


“The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried-out by ODOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 11, 2015, and executed by FHWA and ODOT.”​