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US42-Stylized.jpgMedina US Route 42 Widening Project

US 42 in the City of Medina and Medina Township, from just south of Harding Street to just south of Fenn Road, will be widened with access management strategies implemented along the corridor. The project will improve safety and access along the corridor that will ultimately improve the flow of traffic and provide lane continuity through the corridor.

The project includes the following improvements:
  • Roadway reconstruction and widening to provide two thru lanes in each direction and left turn lanes at the side road intersections
  • A raised median within the City of Medina and a center two-way left turn lane in Medina Township
  • 10 foot wide multi-use use path (west side) and 5 foot wide walk (east side)
  • New roadway lighting within the raised median
  • Addition of curb and gutter with new storm sewers
  • New water main within the City of Medina
  • New concrete driveway aprons
  • New traffic signals at eight intersections
  • Management of access points along U.S. Route 42 corridor
Cost: $17 Million
Contractor: DiGioia-Suburban Excavating, LLC
Start Construction: Fall 2016
End Construction: October 2018

 Current Traffic Impacts


US Route 42 

US 42, from just south of Harding Street to just south of Reagan Parkway, will have intermittent lane closures as crews continue work. Traffic has been shifted to the west side of US 42. Harding St. is closed for 30 days for pavement reconstruction. The detour route for Harding St. is to take Forest Meadows Dr. to N. Jefferson St. and then N. Jefferson St. back to Harding St. Highland Drive is closed for 30 days as crews begin to build embankments along the north side and complete cement stabilization work. The detour route for Highland Dr. is to take Northland Dr. to N. Huntington St. and then N. Huntington St. back to Highland Dr. There will be daytime work zones set up north of Reagan Parkway as crews construct a new drive apron in front of KFC. Access will be maintained to local business at all times.  Motorists are advised to use caution while traveling through the work zone and to be aware of construction vehicles entering and exiting the zone. The project is expected to be complete November 2018; however, all work is weather dependent and is subject to change.


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“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.”
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