Major Construction on SR 83

Major Construction on SR 83

WAYNE COUNTY, OH, Mar. 14, 2022 — The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 3 is beginning work on the State Route 83 Major Reconstruction project. The project extends from the U.S. 30/SR 83 interchange ramps to just north of Friendsville Road, located in the city of Wooster. The current pavement has reached the end of its useful life and needs to be replaced. Beginning March 14, crews will start pavement repairs and pre-phase work, from just south of U.S. 30 to Milltown Road. Minor work will be performed at the bottom of the SR 3 south ramp to SR 83. Traffic will be maintained one lane in each direction with 11’ lane widths.  

The project includes pavement replacement along SR 83 and along SR 3 (Cleveland Road), from SR 83 to Milltown Road. The removal of the deteriorated concrete pavement along SR 83 will be replaced with asphalt pavement, and the concrete pavement along the ramps will be replaced. In addition to the resurfacing work, the project also includes:

  • Drainage repairs
  • Updated pavement markings, raised pavement markers, and guardrail
  • Bridge rehabilitation work
  • Culvert repairs
  • Installing vandal protection fence on the SR 585 bridge over SR 83

As part of the reconstruction work, the shoulders on the SR 585 interchange loop ramps will be widened, and merge areas will be increased on the entrance ramps from U.S. 30 westbound, and the SR 585 ramp to SR 83 northbound. The SR 3 northbound ramp to Cleveland Road will also be changed from a two-lane exit to a one-lane exit. Additionally, the sight distance on SR 83 northbound, south of the SR 3 interchange, will be improved.

**This project was awarded to Kokosing Construction Company Inc. for approximately $30 million and has an expected completion date of October 2023.**

For continued updates to the project, or to view the most current traffic impacts, please visit the project website: SR 83 Major Rehabilitation | Ohio Department of Transportation or visit Ohio Department of Transportation | and type the Project Identification Number, 91095, into the search bar.

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WAYNE COUNTY, OH, Mar. 25, 2021 — The following construction projects are anticipated to affect highways in Wayne County next week. All outlined work is weather permitting.

State Route 95, between Springville Road and South Jefferson Road, will have single-lane closures for culvert repairs. Traffic will be controlled by temporary traffic signals. The estimated completion is April 2021. This project involves various culverts throughout ODOT District 3. The estimated completion of the entire project is October 2021.

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ODOT District 3 Weekly Construction Report

ODOT District 3 Weekly Construction Report

WAYNE COUNTY, OH, Apr. 17, 2020 — Construction report for the week of April 20, 2020.

US Route 30
US 30, at the intersection of SR 94 in the Village of Dalton, will have single lane closures for intersection improvements. Both US 30 and SR 94 will have lane closures dependent upon the work and traffic will be maintained by temporary traffic control systems when needed. The turn lanes at US 30 and SR 94 will be intermittently closed in order to complete the necessary work. The project is expected to be complete May 2020; however, all work is weather dependent and is subject to change.

State Route 94 ***NEW***
SR 94, just south of Doylestown Road, will close Monday, April 27 for a culvert replacement. The detour route for southbound motorists will be SR 94 to I-76, west on I-76 to SR 57, south on SR 57 to SR 604, east on SR 604 to SR 585, northeast on SR 585 to SR 94, and reverse for northbound motorists. The road is expected to reopen Friday, May 1.


Posted by Dan Starcher, public communications specialist for the Wayne County Government.