June 27, 2016

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Medina intersection to get renovation

The three-way intersection of Ryan Road and Lafayette Road (U.S. Route 42) in Medina will soon be more convenient for motorists.

The city began a project Monday that will widen the roads and put in three turning lanes.

“There’s been a push between the city and the county to reconstruct Ryan Road,” said Medina City Engineer Patrick Patton.

The project began Monday with gas company crews moving lines to prepare for road work.

The $420,000 project is partially funded by a $127,000 grant from the Ohio Public Works Commission. The rest will be paid out of the city’s street fund. The project was awarded to Fechko Excavating of Medina.

Patton said the project will last about eight weeks, and Ryan Road will likely be closed for about 10 days when that section is under construction.

He said Lafayette Road will remain open.

The county reconstructed Ryan Road about five years ago up to Sturbridge Place, Patton said, and they will collaborate with the city next year to reconstruct the road from that point up to Lafayette Road. That project also will be funded in part by the Public Works Commission.