Ohio State Route 57

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State Route 57 marker

State Route 57
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length61.22 mi[1] (98.52 km)
Existed1938–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
CountiesWayne, Medina, Lorain
Highway system
SR 56SR 58

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

Route description[edit]

SR 57's northern terminus at US 6 in Lorain.

SR 57 begins as a city street in downtown Lorain. The four-lane highway travels towards Interstate 90 (I-90). The one mile (1.6 km) stretch of the highway between I-90 and the Ohio Turnpike (I-80) 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 SR 113, SR 301, and US 20) through Elyria. The highway connects with SR 10 just south of Elyria via highway interchange and separates from SR 301 and US 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 SR 57 traverses the rural communities of Medina County, it takes more of an east-southeast track as it joins and separates with SR 83 and SR 303. It then merges with SR 18 as it heads towards the city of Medina. SR 57 passes through Medina's town square and heads southeast as Wadsworth Road towards I-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 I-76 near Wadsworth and continues south past the Wadsworth Municipal Airport, through Orrville on its way to the terminus in Riceland where it meets US 30 in Wayne County.

History[edit]

Prior to the construction of the SR 2/Ohio Turnpike connector around 1976, I-90 traffic had to use SR 57 to access the Turnpike. In 2003 the loop from SR 57 southbound to I-90/SR 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 it a six-ramp partial cloverleaf interchange.

Rebuilding and widening program[edit]

The improvement of the SR 57 corridor between the Ohio Turnpike and I-90 in Elyria is a long-awaited project to improve safety and reduce congestion in this heavily commercial area.[2] This stretch of SR 57 contains a disorganized cluster of roads and exits and has been said to be a high-crash zone, according to city and Ohio Department of Transportation District 3 officials.[3] This project will modify the existing SR 57 interchange with I-90 in 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]

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
WayneEast UnionSugar Creek
township line
0.000.00 US 30 – Massillion, Wooster
MiltonChippewa
township line
8.9114.34 SR 585 – Wooster, Barberton
10.3216.61 SR 604 – Congress
Chippewa Township12.96–
13.01
20.86–
20.94
CR 57A (Rittman Road) – RittmanInterchange
MedinaWadsworth Township15.7725.38CR 97 (Greenwich Road) – WadsworthInterchange
16.38–
16.52
26.36–
26.59
I-76 / US 224 – Akron, LodiExit 7 (I-76)
Montville Township23.2737.45 SR 162 – Lafayette, Sharon Center
Medina25.8641.62 SR 3 north (Washington Street) / SR 18 east
25.9441.75 SR 3 / SR 18 (Liberty Street) / Broadway StreetSouthern end of SR 3 / SR 18 concurrencies
26.0041.84 US 42 / SR 3 south (Court Street)Northern end of SR 3 concurrency
York Township29.9848.25 SR 18 west / SR 252 begins / CR 24 (Columbia Road) – NorwalkNorthern end of SR 18 concurrency; southern end of SR 252 concurrency
30.9149.74 SR 252 north / CR 65 (Spieth Road) – Columbia Hills CornersNorthern end of SR 252 concurrency
LorainGrafton Township36.7159.08 SR 303 east / CR 59 (Cowley Road) – Valley CitySouthern end of SR 303 concurrency
38.7862.41 SR 83 south / SR 303 west – Litchfield, LaGrangeNorthern end of SR 303 concurrency; southern end of SR 83 concurrency
40.3464.92 SR 83 north / CR 151 (Grafton Easten Road) – North RidgevilleNorthern end of SR 83 concurrency
CarlisleEaton
township line
45.6773.50 SR 82 east – StrongsvilleWestern terminus of SR 82
Eaton Township46.76–
46.96
75.25–
75.57
US 20 west / SR 10 east / SR 301 south – Cleveland, NorwalkInterchange; southern end of US 20 / SR 301 concurrencies; western terminus of SR 10
Elyria50.0880.60 US 20 east (Cleveland Street) / SR 113 east – ClevelandNorthern end of US 20 concurrency; southern end of SR 113 concurrency
50.7081.59 SR 301 north (Abbe Road)Northern end of SR 301 concurrency
52.7784.93 SR 113 west (John F. Kennedy Memorial Parkway) / Lorain Boulevard – South AmherstNorthern end of SR 113 concurrency
53.29–
53.51
85.76–
86.12
I-80 / Ohio Turnpike – Cleveland, ToledoExit 145 (Ohio Tpk.)
ElyriaElyria Township
municipal line
54.12–
54.45
87.10–
87.63
I-90 / SR 2 – Cleveland, ToledoExit 145 (I-90)
Sheffield Township55.2388.88 SR 254 east (North Ridge Road) – AvonWestern terminus of SR 254
Lorain59.8796.35 SR 611 (West 21st Street)
61.2298.52 US 6 (Erie Avenue) / Broadway
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map:

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b "DESTAPE". Ohio Department of Transportation. July 3, 2014. Retrieved September 25, 2014.
  2. ^ State Route 57 Corridor Improvement
  3. ^ ODOT and Elyria get Route 57 project on road
  4. ^ Northcentral Ohio Projects, State Route 57, Lorain County