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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. 
  • Work East of Jaycox. 
    • Continue to install the new storm sewer on the north side of US 20
      • From Jaycox towards the east and from Lear Nagle towards the west
  • Work West of Jaycox. 
    • Continue to fill, grade, compact and install underdrain and laterals from SR 83 towards the west
    • Prep for temporary pavement
  • Root Rd. 
    • ​Root Rd. is closed and will remained closed until the beginning of the new school year
    • At that time, Root Rd. ONLY be open to southbound traffic
      • ​This is to accomodate the busses in the afternoon
    • The detour route is Bainbridge to SR 83 to Center Ridge Rd. 
    • Root Rd. will be opened from Bainbridge Rd. up to the closure at the bridge.
    • Access to St. Peters Church is available on Root Rd.
    • Chemical bank access will be from US 20
    • Crews have finished cleaning up the debris from the old structure and will begin work on the removal of the pavement on both sides of the culvert and at the intersection of Root Rd. and Center Ridge Rd.
​​Special Logistics Message
    • ​Due to work at the RT. 83 and Center Ridge Rd. intersection, ODOT and The City of North Ridgeville would like to ask those businesses that have deliveries for semi-tractor trailers to advise them of the construction and maybe find an alternative route to their establishment. We realize that at times it may be unavoidable. Our goal is try to relieve some of the possible delays during peak hours.  Traffic Lanes will be shortened to 10 foot lanes and semi-tractor trailers may find it difficult to make the turns. We appreciate anything you can do to help would be greatly appreciated.
​​Please use caution and patience while driving through the work zone. 

Expect minor delays and/or a change in traffic pattern including temporary closures at intersecting crossing streets and/or entrances from the work described.​  

Since work has picked up, we have also notice the same goes for our pedestrian traffic as well. For anyone or if you know of anyone that utilizes the construction zone as walk way/bike path, FOR YOUR SAFETY AND FOR THE SAFTY OF THE WORKERS WE ASK THAT YOU PLEASE FIND AN ALTERNATIVE ROUTE! We understand that there are not many options, however, with dump trucks loading and unloading, coming in and out of the work zone, heavy equipment backing up and swinging their boom with limited visibility can make for a very dangerous area to be in and we do not want to see anyone get hurt. So we respectfully ask that you please find an alternative route. Everyone on the project thanks you. 

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.       



“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.”​