Safety

The Ohio Department of Transportation dedicates about $158 million annually for engineering improvements at high-crash and severe crash locations – one of the largest state investments in the nation. This funding is available to ODOT staff and local governments, and it can be used to make improvements on any public roadway.

ODOT funds a mix of spot safety projects, such as intersection improvements, and systemic safety treatments, such as center and edge line rumble stripes and cable barrier, which can be installed across many miles for less cost.


Current Projects:

114823 LOR Intersection Safety Improvements

State Route 611 - West 21st Street - Intersection Safety Improvements

Project Presentation to ODOT:

Safety Presentation to ODOT

Project Description: 

Reconstruction the three traffic signals at Leavitt Road, Oberlin Avenue, and Washington Avenue to fully accommodate pedestrians, include pedestrian countdown timers and pushbuttons. Reconstructed traffic signals would have new mast arms with backplates and LED signal heads to improve the target value.

Project map:

114823 project map

Project Location:

West 21st Street at Leavitt Road, Oberlin Avenue, and Washington Avenue.

Project Information:

Designer: TBD

Contractor: TBD

Project Manager: Veronica A Newsome

Estimated Cost: $1,257,500.00

Proposed Construction Start date:05/01/2023

Public Comment Period: May12th, 2022 till June 13th, 2022.

Public Comment Information

2025 Pedestrian Accommodations -  Safety Improvements

Various Locations throughout Lorain, OH

Project Overview:

Governor Dewine Announcement

Project Location List and Improvements

Project Description: 

The multi-agency team has identified locations of high demand and need where pedestrian safety improvements are recommended. The locations identified are within the City of Lorain in Lorain County, and the cities of Cleveland, Euclid and Fairview Park in Cuyahoga County. Each jurisdiction has shared their support for the proposed pedestrian improvements within their city. The proposed project is meant to improve the overall safety of pedestrians by increasing the visibility of pedestrians, shortening crossing lengths, slowing down vehicles approaching a crossing, and reducing the frequency and severity of pedestrian crashes.

Project map:

To be added soon.

Project Location:

Various Locations throughout Lorain, OH

Project Information:

Designer: ODOT District 12 (Garfield Heights)

Contractor: TBD

Project Manager: Veronica A Newsome

Estimated Cost: $703.152.77 (Lorain, OH only)

Proposed Construction Start date: TBD

Public Comment Period: TBD

Public Comment Information