SRTS Safe Routes to School

The purpose of Safe Routes to School is to encourage and enable students in grades K-8 to walk or ride their bicycle to school.

Projects can be either engineering (improved crossings, sidewalks, etc.) or non-engineering (education and encouragement programs). 

Since the program began in 2008, walking and bicycling to school has increased in Ohio communities with active Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs.

The responsibility of a safe route to school is ultimately shared by the user, government agencies, elected officials and safety advocates.

Current Projects:

Safe Routes to School - PID 109068 - Lorain SRTS

State Route 611 - West 21st Street - Pedestrian Improvements

Project Schedule

Project Description: 

Work includes SR 611 Sidewalk Improvements (Leavitt Rd To Oakdale Ave), by installation of sidewalk, signage, striping, drainage improvements, and other necessary work.  

Project map:

2021srtsmap

Project Location:

West 21st Street from Leavitt Road to Oakdale Avenue

Project Information:

Contractor: Terminal Ready Mix

Project Manager: Veronica A Newsome

Cost: $121,664.60 + 10% contingency.

Delayed Construction Start date: To Be Determined

Upcoming Projects:

Safe Routes to School - PID 110932 - Lorain SRTS

Central Lorain Sidewalk Improvements (30th St. and Oakdale Ave.)

Project Description: 

Work includes removal and replacement of approximately 20% of the sidewalk that is past its useful life, upgrading all noncompliant curb ramps to the current ADA standard, improving crossings at intersections, and restoration landscaping.

Project map:


Project Location:

This project will run from Marshall Avenue to Clifton Avenue on West and East 30th Streets and from West 17th Street to West 30th Street on Oakdale Avenue. 

Project Information:

Contractor: TBD

Project Manager: Veronica A Newsome

Cost: $399,122.69

Proposed Construction Start date:04/15/2022

Public Comment Link: Public Comment


Safe Routes to School - PID 113537 - Lorain SRTS

Safe and Comfortable School Zones - Central Lorain (Admiral King, Hawthorne, Garfield)

Project Description: 

Work includes removal and replacement of approximately 20% of the sidewalk that is past its useful life, upgrading all noncompliant curb ramps to the current ADA standard, improving crossings at intersections, and restoration landscaping.

Project Location:

Admiral King, Hawthorne, and Garfield Schools 

Project Information:

Contractor: TBD

Project Manager: Veronica A Newsome

Cost: $396,554.37

Proposed Construction Start date:04/01/2023

Safe Routes to School - PID TBD - Lorain SRTS

Safe and Comfortable School Zones - East Lorain (Longfellow and Larkmoor)

Project Description: 

Work includes removal and replacement of approximately 25% of the sidewalk that is past its useful life, installation of new sidewalk, upgrading all noncompliant curb ramps to the current ADA standard, improving crossings at intersections, and restoration landscaping.

Project Location:

Longfellow and Larkmoor

Project Information:

Contractor: TBD

Project Manager: Veronica A Newsome

Cost: $190,078.25

Proposed Construction Start date:04/01/2024