Ohio State Route 57

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State Route 57 marker

State Route 57
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length: 61.22 mi[1] (98.52 km)
Existed: 1938 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 30 near Orrville
 

SR 585 near Rittman

I‑76 / US 224 near Wadsworth
I‑80 / Ohio Turnpike in Elyria
I‑90 in Elyria
North end: US 6 in Lorain
Location
Counties: Wayne, Medina, Lorain
Highway system
SR 56 SR 58

State Route 57 (SR 57) is a north–south state highway in northeast Ohio. Route 57 runs south from U.S. Route 6 in Lorain to U.S. Route 30 at Riceland, a distance of 61.2 miles (98.5 km).

Route description[edit]

State Route 57 begins as a city street in downtown Lorain. The four-lane highway travels towards Interstate 90. The 1 mile (1.6 km) stretch of the highway between Interstate 90 and the Ohio Turnpike in the city of Elyria is flanked on both sides with hotels, businesses and the Midway Mall. South of the Ohio Turnpike, the highway remains four lanes wide and continues south (concurrent with Ohio State Route 113, State Route 301, and U.S. Route 20) through Elyria. The highway connects with State Route 10 just south of Elyria via highway interchange and separates from SR 301 and U.S. Route 20. South of SR 10 the highway retains four lanes to its intersection with SR 82 where it narrows to a two-lane highway through the remainder of Lorain County and Medina County.

As State Route 57 traverses the rural communities of Medina County, it takes more of an east-southeast track as it joins and separates with State Route 83 and State Route 303. It then merges with State Route 18 as it heads towards the city of Medina. SR 57 passes through Medina’s town square and heads southeast as Wadsworth Road towards Interstate 71 where it travels over the six-lane expressway en route to its southern terminus. SR 57 continues its path south passing through rural communities in Wayne County. It intersects with Interstate 76 near Wadsworth and continues south past the Wadsworth Municipal airport, through Orrville on its way to the terminus in Riceland where it meets U.S. 30 in Wayne County.

History[edit]

Prior to the construction of the Ohio 2/Ohio Turnpike connector around 1976, I-90 traffic had to use SR 57 to access the Turnpike. In 2003 the loop from State Route 57 southbound to I-90/State Route 2 eastbound in this interchange was removed and replaced by a left turn to simplify traffic movements on SR 57, and the opposite loop had been removed by 2004 to make the interchange a six-ramp parclo.

Rebuilding and Widening program[edit]

The improvement of the SR 57 corridor between the Ohio Turnpike and Interstate 90 in the City of Elyria is a long awaited project to improve safety and reduce congestion in this heavily commercial area.[2] This stretch of Ohio 57 contains a disorganized cluster of roads and exits and has been said to be a high-crash zone, according to city officials and ODOT District 3.[3] This project will modify the existing State Route 57 interchange with Interstate 90 in the City of Elyria as well as remove the existing 49th Street bridge over SR 58. SR 57 will be widened to six lanes between the Ohio Turnpike and I-90, and Midway Mall Boulevard will also be widened. The SR 57 and I-90 interchange will be converted to a full diamond interchange with signals.[4]

Major junctions[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Wayne East UnionSugar Creek
township line
0.00 0.00 US 30 – Massillion, Wooster
MiltonChippewa
township line
8.91 14.34 SR 585 – Wooster, Barberton
10.32 16.61 SR 604 – Congress
Chippewa Township 12.96–
13.01
20.86–
20.94
CR 57A (Rittman Road) – Rittman Interchange
Medina Wadsworth Township 15.77 25.38 CR 97 (Greenwich Road) – Wadsworth Interchange
16.38–
16.52
26.36–
26.59
I‑76 / US 224 – Akron, Lodi Exit 7 (I-76)
Montville Township 23.27 37.45 SR 162 – Lafayette, Sharon Center
Medina 25.86 41.62 SR 3 north (Washington Street) / SR 18 east
25.94 41.75 SR 3 / SR 18 (Liberty Street) / Broadway Street Southern end of SR 3 / SR 18 concurrencies
26.00 41.84 US 42 / SR 3 south (Court Street) Northern end of SR 3 concurrency
York Township 29.98 48.25 SR 18 west / SR 252 begins / CR 24 (Columbia Road) – Norwalk Northern end of SR 18 concurrency; southern end of SR 252 concurrency
30.91 49.74 SR 252 north / CR 65 (Spieth Road) – Columbia Hills Corners Northern end of SR 252 concurrency
Lorain Grafton Township 36.71 59.08 SR 303 east / CR 59 (Cowley Road) – Valley City Southern end of SR 303 concurrency
38.78 62.41 SR 83 south / SR 303 west – Litchfield, LaGrange Northern end of SR 303 concurrency; southern end of SR 83 concurrency
40.34 64.92 SR 83 north / CR 151 (Grafton Easten Road) – North Ridgeville Northern end of SR 83 concurrency
CarlisleEaton
township line
45.67 73.50 SR 82 east – Strongsville Western terminus of SR 82
Eaton Township 46.76–
46.96
75.25–
75.57
US 20 west / SR 10 east / SR 301 south – Cleveland, Norwalk Interchange; southern end of US 20 / SR 301 concurrencies; western terminus of SR 10
Elyria 50.08 80.60 US 20 east (Cleveland Street) / SR 113 east – Cleveland Northern end of US 20 concurrency; southern end of SR 113 concurrency
50.70 81.59 SR 301 north (Abbe Road) Northern end of SR 301 concurrency
52.77 84.93 SR 113 west (John F. Kennedy Memorial Parkway) / Lorain Boulevard – South Amherst Northern end of SR 113 concurrency
53.29–
53.51
85.76–
86.12
I‑80 / Ohio Turnpike – Cleveland, Toledo Exit 145 (Ohio Tpk.)
ElyriaElyria Township
municipal line
54.12–
54.45
87.10–
87.63
I‑90 / SR 2 – Cleveland, Toledo Exit 145 (I-90)
Sheffield Township 55.23 88.88 SR 254 east (North Ridge Road) – Avon Western terminus of SR 254
Lorain 59.87 96.35 SR 611 (West 21st Street)
61.22 98.52 US 6 (Erie Avenue) / Broadway
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing