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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Now Hiring: ODOT

Now Hiring: ODOT

ODOT DISTRICT 3, Sep. 30, 2020 — The Ohio Department of Transportation, District Three, is seeking Winter Seasonal Highway Technicians for the following counties: Ashland, Crawford, Erie, Lorain, Medina, Richland, and Wayne. The rate of pay is $18.05 an hour. Participants typically work 40 hours per week, more if there are snow and ice events, and may work up to 1000 hours maximum. Participants must meet the minimum qualifications outlined in the application. Information on how to apply can be found HERE. Please contact District s’ Human Resource Department at 419-207-2837 or 419-207-7105.


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

$1.4 million in ODOT grants fund public transit expansion

$1.4 million in ODOT grants fund public transit expansion

WAYNE COUNTY, OH, Sep. 2020 — Grants totaling more than $1.4 million from the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will pave the way for expanded public transit service in Wayne County representatives of the Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA), Community Action of Wayne and Medina Counties (CAWM), and the Wayne County commissioners announced today.

According to Wayne County Commissioner Ron Amstutz, the ODOT grants will fund a pilot program that will extend ride-sharing and other transit services to residents living outside the city of Wooster beginning early next year. The area’s private transportation providers will have the opportunity to submit proposals to provide the service. SARTA and CAWM will administer and coordinate the program.

Melissa Pearce, CAWM President and CEO, said the grant-funded project represents the next logical step in the drive to bring expanded transportation service to Wayne County.

“The City of Wooster’s robust investment in transportation and the launch of Rural Mobility Solutions, our workplace access pilot, established a strong foundation for growth,” Pearce said. “The combination of the city’s commitment to enhanced mobility, SARTA’s experience, and resources, and the ODOT dollars will keep us moving in the right direction.”

SARTA CEO Kirt Conrad said the award-winning and the nationally-respected transit system is excited about being part of the innovative project.

“We know that residents of rural areas want, need and deserve safe, affordable, and reliable mobility services,” he said. “We look forward to using our expertise to help develop the pilot program, coordinate scheduling, and routing, and ensure that the community gets the biggest bang possible for ODOT’s dollars.”

Amstutz hopes the pilot project will serve as a model for other rural areas in the state.

“Across Ohio, the lack of mobility is a barrier to self-sufficiency and economic growth,” he said. “We believe programs like the one we envision have the potential to break down those barriers and improve the quality of life for thousands of people.”

The pilot project will be designed to meet transportation needs identified via a survey of residents conducted earlier this year. It will target residents who need rides to work, medical appointments, or local courts.

Discussions are now underway to determine and develop a scope of services and fare structures. When that process is complete, SARTA and CAWM will begin accepting proposals from private transportation providers.

Performance metrics that will be used to evaluate the program are now in development. The length of time needed to implement the pilot fully and the final scope of services will be determined by several factors, including the availability of funding from federal, state, and local sources and the ability of private transportation providers to meet identified needs.


By Dan Starcher, public communications specialist for the Wayne County government.

Virtual Hiring Event:  Highway Technicial 1 – Seasonal

Virtual Hiring Event: Highway Technicial 1 – Seasonal

ODOT DISTRICT 3, Aug. 26, 2020 — The Ohio Department of Transportation, District Three, is seeking full-time, temporary Highway Technicians in the following counties:  Ashland, Crawford, Erie, Lorain, Medina, Richland, Wayne.  The rate of pay is $18.05 an hour.  Participants typically work 40 hours per week, more if snow and ice events, and may work up to 1000 hours maximum.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Formal education in arithmetic that includes addition and subtraction and decimals, percentages and fractions and in reading, writing and speaking common English vocabulary; 3 months training or 3 months experience in the operation of basic equipment.  Applicants must have valid Class B CDL without airbrake restriction.  Final candidates will be required to submit to pre-employment drug testing.


A physical ability test (PAT) will be given for the Highway Technician 1 position and candidates MUST pass the test to be considered for employment.  PAT candidates will be selected based in part on meeting the prescribed minimum qualifications, including education and/or experience or licensure requirements of this position.  Applicants selected to take the test will be notified by telephone and email, per the telephone number and email address provided on the application, of the exact time and location to report for the test administration.

Physical Ability Test – This test will require candidates to physically demonstrate the ability to lift, pull, drag, and/or maneuver 50-100 pounds.  There are six (6) events to the Physical Ability Test course which consist of equipment and materials utilized on-the-job by current Highway Technician 1s.  Candidates MUST successfully complete each of the six (6) events in order to pass the physical ability test and in order to be further considered for employment.



ASHLAND – AUGUST 31 – 9 am to 3 pm

CRAWFORD – SEPTEMBER 1 – 9 am to 3 pm

ERIE – SEPTEMBER 2 – 9 am to 3 pm

LORAIN – SEPTEMBER 3 – 9 am to 3 pm

MEDINA – SEPTEMBER 8 – 9 am to 3 pm

RICHLAND – SEPTEMBER 9 – 9 am to 3 pm

WAYNE – SEPTEMBER 10 – 9 am to 3 pm     


Even if you are unable to contact us during the specific dates and times listed, please feel free to call and leave a voicemail and we will return your call. Phone numbers to call for the virtual job fair: 419-207-2837 | 419-207-7105 | 419-207-7199.


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