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SR 18 Widening Project

Roadway Improvement (Safety)

Project Status

  1. Proposed

  2. In Development

  3. Pre-construction

  4. Construction

  5. Completion

About the Project

SR 18, through various portions of the city of Medina, Medina Township and Montville Township, will be widened and reconstructed between just west of Alber Dr. to Nettleton Rd. The existing two lane section, from just west of Alber Dr. to  just west of Foote Rd., will be widened to three lanes, just west of Foote Rd. to River Styx Rd. will be widened to five lanes, and from River Styx Rd. to Nettleton Rd., will be widened to seven lanes.

Access management techniques will be implement along the corridor. Improvements will be made to drainage, traffic signals, and signage and a new bridge will be constructed for a multi-use path to be added along the south side of the roadway through the project for bicyclists and pedestrians.

River Styx Rd., from Smith Rd. to 295ft. south of Smith Rd., will be widened and reconstructed and new storm drainage will be installed as well.


Estimated Begin Construction: April 2021

Estimated End Construction: June 2024

Contractor: Fechko Excavating 



TRAFFIC IMPACTS - All outlined work is weather permitting.

State Route 18 major reconstruction – State Route 18, from just west of Alber Drive to Nettleton Road, will have single lane closures as crews widen and reconstruct the roadway.


  • The majority of traffic has been put in its final lane configuration for the winter months.
  • Crews will complete winter work that will include storm sewer and water line placement at various locations throughout the project limits. This work should have minimal impacts to traffic.


  • Concrete crews continue work on South Frontage and River Styx Road.
  • Striping crews continue temporary striping for the winter season traffic pattern.
  • Left turns movements, between Nettleton Road and the new Frontage Roads, will be restricted with the installation of the concrete median. Traffic will be directed to use the legal U-turns at Nettleton Road and Frontage Road to reach businesses in this area.
  • The traffic configuration on SR 18 will have a minimum of one lane in each direction with turn lanes at intersections. 

Estimated completion: June 2024

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