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US 30 ShieldBucyrus to Wooster
U.S. 30 Project History

 

 

 Crawford and Richland Counties

 

The U.S. Route 30 relocation and improvement project includes the creation of a four-lane divided highway on a new alignment between Ontario and Bucyrus in Richland and Crawford Counties.  In order to construct this major project undertaking, the project was divided and sold in three phases. 

The road opened to traffic on August 4, 2005.

 

 Phase 1

 

CRA/RIC -30-33.500 -Proj. 33(02)
Springfield and Sandusky Townships in Richland County
Jackson Township in Crawford County


Contractor: E.S. Wagner Co.
Project Cost: $22,461,228.78
Project Details:  This project relocated U.S. 30 and constructed a four-lane, divided, limited access highway on a new alignment. The project length was about 5.5 miles in length and extended from the western Ontario corporation limit to just west of State Route 61.

This project included construction of a partial interchange at West Fourth Street on the western end of Ontario in Richland County and construction of a full-diamond interchange at SR 61.

This project grade separated the following roads:
Earick Road
SR 181
Horning Road
The CSX rail line

Eckstein Road was relocated to intersect SR 181 north of the new US 30 alignment.
Galion-Airport Road was built as a cul-de-sac.

Access to all homes was maintained during construction. 

 

 Phase 2

 

CRA -30-24.000 -Proj. 36(02)
Whetstone, Jefferson, and Jackson Townships in Crawford County

Contractor:
Beaver Excavating

Project Cost:
 $23,173,877.83

Project Description:
This project relocated U.S. 30 and constructed a four-lane, divided, limited access highway on a new alignment. 

The project length was about 6 miles in length and extends from just west of State Route 61 to just west of State Route 602. 

This project included construction of two full-diamond interchanges, one at SR 598 and one at SR 602.

This project grade separated the following roads:
Nazor Road            Biddle Road        Fairview Road        SR 602       SR 598

The following roads were closed to through traffic and became cul-de-sacs:
Knorr Road     North Market Avenue     Beck Road

Two million cubic yards of embankment was used. Two-thirds of this came from neighboring properties.
Extensive storm water drainage and erosion and sedimentation controls were included in this project.

 

 Phase 3

 

CRA-30-24.000-Proj. 36(02)
Whetstone township in Crawford County

Contractor: E.S. Wagner Co. 

Project Cost: $21,477,432.09

Project Description: This project relocated U.S. 30 and constructed a four-lane, divided, limited access highway on a new alignment. 

The project length was about 5 miles in length and extends from the eastern terminus of the Bucyrus By-Pass to approximately 0.40 mile east of Olentangy Road. 

This project included the completion of the diamond interchange at the eastern terminus of the Bucyrus By-Pass.

This project grade separated the following locations: Lower Leesville Road Crestline Road 

The CSX rail line was grade separated. 

Parcher Road was realigned and reconfigured into two roads, Parcher Road North and Parcher Road South. Parcher Road North intersects Crestline Road east of the new bridge. Parcher Road South intersects Crestline Road west of the new bridge. 

Olentangy Road became a cul-de-sac. 

Two million cubic yards of embankment were used. 85% came from neighboring properties. 

Extensive storm water drainage and erosion controls was used. 

Wetland mitigation was used on the project.

 

 Richland County U.S. Route 30 Bridge Project

 

Major rehabilitation and widening project of U.S. Route 30 in the City of Mansfield. The project included raising the grade of U.S. 30 over State Route 13, constructing additional length for acceleration and deceleration lanes, SR-13 and State Route 545 ramp reconstruction, widening embankments, replacing guardrail, new signage, and interchange lighting.

Contractor Kokosing Construction
Start Date March 1, 2003
Completion Date October 10, 2005
Bid Amount $18,110,349.23

U.S. 30 Bridge Project (Estimated) Phasing Map

 

 Wayne County

 

Relocation Project Details, Project 44(04)


The $42 million project relocated U.S. Route 30 and constructed an eight-mile, four-lane divided highway on a new alignment between the eastern limits of the City of Wooster and Kansas Road (one mile west of State Route 57).

The new, four-lane U.S. 30 opened to traffic on December 19, 2006. The Carr Road interchange opened in May 2007.

Contractor: Beaver Excavating
Bid Amount: $41,934,662.08
Start Date: March 15, 2004
Completion Date: October, 2006

Project Map/Schedule

Detours for Project 44(04)

East-End Tie-In Information: Part 1 & Part 2

Isometric renderings of finished interchanges:
Applecreek , Carr


Reconstruction Project Details, Project 82(04)


This $14 million project reconstructed U.S. Route 30 (including overlap with U.S. Route 250) from the western corporation limits of the City of Wooster to its juncture with the new U.S. 30 at State Route 3/83.

Ramps at Madison Avenue & Columbus Avenue were opened in July 2006
Contractor: Ruhlin Construction
Bid Amount: $13,863,215.58
Start Date: April 12, 2004
Completion Date: June 30, 2006


Project Map/Schedule