On September 13, 2013, the NOACA Board of Directors approved the following regarding this project: Resolution No. 2013-029 Project Planning Review and Resolution No. 2013-030 Plan and TIP Amendment. The project Planning Review (PPR) and Intergovernmental Review and Consultation (IGRC) processes for this project are now complete.

Title: Resurface Oberlin Road in New Russia Township
Sponsor: Lorain County Engineer
Estimated Total Cost: $1,168,269
Proposed Source of Federal Funds: NOACA

History/Background: On March 6, 2013, the Board of County Commissioners, Lorain County, Ohio, approved Resolution No. 13-145 authorizing a request for NOACA to place Oberlin Road (CR 39) on its transportation plan for federal funds.  The Lorain County Engineer is authorized to prepare, sign and submit an application packet for the roadway project and request NOACA approval for placement on its transportation plan for future federal highway funding. 

Current Conditions: Oberlin Road is functionally classified as a rural major collector. Oberlin Road has a pavement width of 28 feet, with two 11-foot-wide lanes and three-foot-wide shoulders. The width of the existing right-of-way is 60 feet. The average daily traffic on Oberlin Road is 3,100 vehicles per day with four percent trucks (2012). The posted speed limit is 55 miles per hour. The sponsor reports that a similar project was completed to the north this section of Oberlin Road and that it is the intent of the Lorain County Engineer's Office to maintain the entire roadway in a condition of fair or better.

Proposed Project: The proposed project involves resurfacing approximately 2.75 miles along Oberlin Road, from the City of Oberlin north corporation line (NCL) to Russia Road, in New Russia Township (location map). The work will include removing approximately three inches of the existing asphalt pavement surface. The sponsor reports that existing lane and shoulder widths will be maintained. The estimated total cost, provided by the sponsor, is $1,168,269. The sponsor requests that eighty percent ($934,615) of the construction cost be funded with NOACA-administered Surface Transportation Program (STP) funds. The sponsor will provide the remaining share ($233,654).

Staff Comment (Summary):

Short Range Planning: Project Development and Member Services Team

  • This project is consistent with NOACA’s Connections+ 2035 Goals #3 (Preserve and Improve the Efficiency of the Transportation System) and # 4 (Establish Balanced System which Enhances Modal Choices).
  • According to the NOACA Regional Pavement Management System (RPMS), the 2010 pavement condition rating (PCR) for this section of Oberlin Road ranges from 65 to 74 (fair condition).
  • This section of Oberlin Road is categorized on the Lorain County Bicycle Transportation Map as suitable for bicyclists having basic skills.
  • The proposed improvement will upgrade the two-lane roadway and provide a safer and more reliable facility between the project limits.
  • Recommend committee and public review in order to obtain comments.

Intergovernmental Review and Consultation (IGRC):

If you are a representative of a governmental entity and would like to comment on this project, please email us.

Public Involvement:

NOACA encourages comments from the public on this proposed transportation improvement project. We would appreciate it if you include your city of residence, although it is not required. The public review period lasts until the Governing Board makes a decision about them.

Committee Review:

Regional Transportation Investment Subcommittee (RTIS) / Transportation Subcommittee:

  •  No comments; recommended for amendment to NOACA’s Transportation Plan
Last updated: 9/17/2013 9:26:18 AM