Reconstruct SR-43 in Solon

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History/Background: These projects are included in ODOT District 12’s Program.

Title: Reconstruction of SR-43 in Solon

Sponsor: City of Solon

Estimated Total Cost: $8,107,165

Proposed Source of Federal Funds: ODOT

History/Background: The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Safety program provides funds to ODOT and local governments for highway safety treatments or corrective activity designed to alleviate a safety problem or a potentially hazardous situation. The program is funded at approximately $100 million annually. Priority is given to those projects with recommended activities/countermeasures that improve safety at roadway locations with a high frequency, severity, and rate of crashes.

There are two application cycles per year. Applications must be signed off by the respective ODOT District Safety Review Team. A safety engineering study must typically accompany the application unless the application is for preliminary engineering funds to complete the study.

Proposed Project: The following project was selected for Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) funding:

  • CUY SR-43 - 1.98: PID No. 109517 - This project involves reconstruction and widening of SR-43 (Aurora Road), from 2 lanes to 3 lanes, from the Solar Shopping Center, 0.13 mile east of SR-91 (SOM Center Road) to Liberty Road, in Solon (schematic). The scope will also include a new water line, storm sewer, a permanent traffic signal at Portz Parkway, a multipurpose path on the south side of Aurora Road and an on-street bike lane on the north side with new sidewalks. Right turn lanes will be installed at Clearwater Court, Portz Parkway and the Liberty Road.

The project’s estimated total cost is $8,107,605. The estimated cost of preliminary engineering preliminary development (PEPD) is $64,974. The estimated cost of preliminary engineering detailed design (PEDD) is $11,466. The PEPD and PEDD will be funded by ODOT. The estimated cost of right-of-way (RW) is $450,000. The RW will be funded with local funds ($450,000). The estimated cost of construction (CO) is $7,091,165. The CO will be funded with HSIP funds ($1,500,000) and local funds ($5,591,165). The estimated cost of construction engineering (CE) is $490,000. The CE will be locally funded.

Staff Comment (Summary):


  • Level 3 of NOACA Freight Network, meaning relatively high truck counts. Design should consider their turning movements mainly at the shopping center. 
  • Include high-visibility crosswalks and pedestrian countdown heads with the new signal at Portz Parkway.
  • Include pedestrian crossing for Aurora Road.

Committee Review:

Transportation Subcommittee:

                •  No comments; recommended for Planning and Programming Committee review.

Planning and Programming Committee:

                •  No comments; recommended for Executive Committee review.

Executive Committee:

                •  No comments; recommended for Board of Directors review

Intergovernmental Review and Consultation (IGRC):

Public Involvement: