June 27, 2016

Elyria
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Correction

Just the westbound entrance ramp of the Ohio Turnpike Exit 145 will be closed while repairs are made to the state Route 57 bridge. A brief in Thursday’s edition did not specify which ramp of the exit, which serves 6.2 million vehicles per year, would be closed.

Turnpike exit at Route 57 to close for 60 days

ELYRIA — Beginning today, the westbound Lorain/Elyria Ohio Turnpike entrance ramp Exit 145 — at state Route 57 — will be closed so that repairs can be made on a bridge. The work is expected to last for 60 days. An alternate route will be implemented from state Route 57 to Interstate 90 to Ohio Read More…

Downed poles on Route 57 costing Elyria

ELYRIA — Six years ago when the city installed some 370 high-wattage lights on state Route 57 as a part of a $20 million reconstruction project, the idea was motorists who knocked down the pricey light poles would pay for replacements. But city officials said in practice very few people are buying into the “you-break-you-buy” Read More…

UPDATE: Interchange near Midway Mall closed for downed power line

ELYRIA — Drivers are being rerouted from the interchange between State Route 57 and Interstate 90 as Ohio Edison crews work on a downed power line. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, drivers from Interstate 90 are unable to get off at the Route 57 exit, and drivers on Route 57 are unable to Read More…

One being taken to hospital following State Route 57 crash

ELYRIA — A driver involved in what police are describing as a high-speed crash is being taken to University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center. The driver, who has not been identified yet, was extricated from his car by the Elyria Fire Department. First responders say he struck a Schill Landscaping dump truck while traveling south on State Read More…

Elyria bridge razing begins; Route 57 traffic woes persist through weekend

ELYRIA — Drivers traveling near Midway Mall over the weekend didn’t see their traffic burden eased with the openings of intersections on state Route 57 at Midway Boulevard and Griswold Road in anticipation of the demolition of the 49th Street bridge. Instead, what motorists got Saturday and Sunday was congestion and issues with traffic signals Read More…

UPDATED: Gas leak causes traffic snarl on Route 57 in Elyria

ELYRIA — Damage to a gas line near state Route 57 caused a leak, shut down a section of the road and forced a nearby cancer center to reschedule some of its patients Friday. The road was reopened with some delays about 1:15 p.m. The leak started about 11 a.m. Friday when construction crews working Read More…

Elyria Turnpike ramp to close for repairs

ELYRIA — Commuters can add one more project to the list of construction-related woes along state Route 57. The Ohio Turnpike announced Friday that the eastbound 145 exit ramp for state Route 57 — what many locals still call Exit 8 near the rear of the West River Road Target — will close Tuesday at Read More…

Quick thinking helps observant rider avoid crash

Austin Heider knows he’s lucky to be alive. Sunday’s car crash at the intersection of Chestnut Ridge Road and state Route 57 sent four people to the hospital, but motorcycle rider Heider — who was stopped at the light a few feet from where the crash occurred — emerged without a scratch. The 21-year-old North Read More…

Four-car crash injures 3 in Eaton Twp.

EATON TWP. — Three people were flown to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland after suffering injuries in a four-car crash Sunday afternoon. Ohio Highway Patrol troopers suspect alcohol was a factor in the collision. At about 2:42 p.m., Elyria resident Michael Rider, 48, was driving north through the intersection of state Route 57 and Chestnut Read More…