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ODOT to host session on Route 42 work in Medina

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The Ohio Department of Transportation will host a public meeting Feb. 28 to discuss reconstruction and widening work on U.S. Route 42 in Medina.

During City Council’s Streets and Sidewalks Committee meeting Monday, city Engineer Patrick Patton said a critical piece of information businesses need to know is how traffic flow will be affected during construction.

Construction on the $18 million project began at the end of 2016 and is anticipated to last through 2018.

“It’s the biggest project in the city’s history,” Patton said.

Route 42 (North Court Street) will be widened just south of Harding Street in Medina almost to Fenn Road in Medina Township, he said.

New water lines and storm sewers are being installed and the road will be widened to two lanes in each direction. A center turning lane will be added as well as islands to help the flow of traffic.

The water line portion is almost complete and in the next week water testing will be conducted, Patton said.

“If the testing goes well” the water supply will be tied in with businesses, he said.

“It’s a nice milestone for us,” he said.

For traffic updates regarding the Route 42 project, visit http://bit.ly/2lIUP6I.

Contact reporter Ashley Fox at (330) 721-4048 or afox@medina-gazette.com.



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