Ground Broken on Diverging Diamond Interchange in Howland

HOWLAND TOWNSHIP, Ohio – State and local transportation officials broke ground Wednesday on the state Route 46 and state Route 82 diverging diamond interchange.

“This project required significant coordination with stakeholders, agencies, local partners and federal highway,” said Gery Noirot, Ohio Department of Transportation District 4 deputy director.

The intersection, which sees more than 50,000 vehicles per day, is a main thoroughfare to the Warren/Howland/Niles area and serves as a gateway to the Eastwood Mall Complex.

When completed, the interchange will improve safety by reducing congestion and improving left-turn movements at the intersection, according to an ODOT news release. Over a four-year period, 159 crashes occurred at this intersection, making it a priority on ODOT’s safety list.

The estimated $20.4 million project will be built in two phases, with the first phase focusing on replacing the Route 82 eastbound and westbound bridges over Route 46. The second phase will consist of constructing the diverging diamond interchange on Route 46.

The project is expected to be completed in fall 2026.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.