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 Current Traffic Impact

 
US Route 30
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 US Route 30 Rehabilitation Project

 
                                        


​The Ohio Department of Transportation District 3 is planning a major rehabilitation of US Route 30 within the City of Mansfield. 


The plan is to upgrade US 30 to current standards from SR 309 to Fifth Avenue in Mansfield (Overall Project). Since the last public meeting, held on February 22, 2017, the project team determined that the RIC-30-11.58 project (Eastern Project) alignment needs to be modified. This decision is based on unforeseen environmental impacts and changing fiscal constraints. The RIC-30-9.13 (Western Project) alignment will carry forward with no changes. The public is encouraged to provide comments on the current plans for the Eastern Project. 
 

​Modified Eastern Project Description

The modified project includes the following improvements:
  • Replace the US 30 pavement and bridges, constructing a median barrier, widening shoulders, and upgrade the ramp merge from the eastbound SR 13/SR 545 on-ramp to east of Fifth Avenue. The roadway will remain two lanes in each direction.
  • Resurface Longview Avenue from SR 13 (N. Main Street) to SR 545 (Olivesburg Road).
  • Construct new eastbound SR 13/SR 545 on and off ramps between the existing SR 13 and SR 545 ramps and remove the existing eastbound US 30 on and off ramps at SR 13 and SR 545.
  • Resurface the existing pavement on the westbound SR 13 on and off ramps and replace pavement on the existing westbound SR 545 on and off ramps. No changes will be made to the existing ramp geometry.
  • Increase the clearance under the US 30 bridge over SR 545 and the Fifth Avenue bridges, remove the bridge over the drive from Longview Avenue to the large parcel north of US 30, complete maintenance on the US 30 bridge over SR 13.
  • Provide corridor lighting and replace the right-of-way fence along both sides of US 30.

The purpose of the Overall Project is to address deteriorating pavements and poor bridge conditions on US 30 and address outdated design features to reduce the number and severity of crashes on US 30 and the interchanges. US 30 was originally constructed beginning in 1956. The road was most recently repaved in 2010 with pavement repairs in 2017, but the concrete base underneath the asphalt has deteriorated and requires on‐going repairs. The original bridges remaining in this section are nearing the end of their lifecycle. The on‐going roadway and bridge repairs are paid for by the City of Mansfield and impacts traffic when lanes have to be closed. In addition, many features of the roadway were state of the art when constructed, but do not meet today’s design standards. For example, the outside paved shoulders on US 30 are 10’ wide, rather than the 12’ width currently recommended. Other examples include the tight curves and short merge lengths on the ramps, as well as the close spacing of interchanges.

The Overall Project will be constructed as one project. Project construction will begin in 2020 with completion in 2022. This schedule is controlled by right‐of‐way acquisition. ODOT conducted a corridor pavement maintenance project for the 2017 construction season and will monitor the pavement conditions to determine if another maintenance project is needed prior to the start of construction.

Cost: $89.3 Million
Estimated Start: April 2020
Estimated Completion: November 2022

Construction Traffic

The Overall Project is currently scheduled to begin construction in the Spring of 2020. By combining the Western and Eastern Projects, the Maintenance of Traffic work zone duration will be reduced from 4 to 3 years. Based upon recent studies, two lanes will be maintained most of the time. US 30 may be reduced to one lane in each direction during short time periods, such as during replacement of the outside shoulders. There may be short closures of roads that pass under US 30 bridges for critical work activities. ODOT will notify the community in advance of closures.​

 “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.”
 
 

 Project Documents

 
 

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