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MEDIA ADVISORY: Immediate Closure of Wright Road Bridge over Pigeon Creek


Copley Township, OH – Summit County Engineer Alan Brubaker, PE, PS would like to alert residents and motorists of the immediate closure of the Wright Road Bridge over Pigeon Creek, located between Jacoby Road and Collier Road, in Copley Township. County inspectors have been evaluating the load limited bridge often to measure deterioration ahead of the planned bridge replacement project to take place in 2020. Rapid deterioration due to repeated use of the bridge by large trucks have necessitated the complete closure of the bridge until it can be replaced. The County would like to thank Bertolini Trucking Company for their cooperation in routing their large trucks around the bridge and to remind other trucking companies to please abide by load limits on bridges and highways.

The County has received grant funding from the County Engineer’s Association Local Bridge Program for the bridge replacement that was originally slated for 2022. Due to the deterioration of the bridge, the County asked for the funding to be moved up to 2020 and that request was approved. Design plans are complete, and the right-of-way is cleared for the project. Currently the project plans are at the Ohio Department of Transportation awaiting approval to move ahead with bidding the project. The County has asked ODOT to expedite the approval. The anticipated construction start date is April/May of 2020.

The detour route will involve Collier Road, State Route 162, and Jacoby Road.


West Bath Road Bridge Rehabilitation Photography


Mr. Eilert Ofstead, his camera, and his drone photographed the entire Bath Road Bridge Rehabilitation Project from beginning to end. We are excited to share his work. Here is the excellent write-up of the project and here are additional photos. Thank you, Mr. Ofstead! 

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Joint Statement on Kungle Road


Akron, OH – Representatives from the Summit County Executive’s office, Summit County Engineer’s office, Summit County Council, and the City of Norton met today to discuss the future of Kungle Road, located in Norton. The County Engineer and the City have been discussing the ownership of the bridge on Kungle Road and responsibility for inspecting and maintaining the bridge.  After the rain event this past weekend, the bridge collapsed requiring the County Engineer and the City to work cooperatively to secure the area and clear the debris and a collapsed culvert pipe.  The city would like to thank Mr. Brubaker for his prompt response to the city’s request for assistance. At today’s meeting, the County and the City agreed that they would work cooperatively and collaboratively with the City of New Franklin to determine the roadway and bridge needs on Kungle Road for the residents of Norton and New Franklin. Everyone will have a seat at the table when evaluating options.

The County thanks Summit County Council member John Schmidt, District 2 and Bethany McKenney, District 7, for attending the meeting.



PUBLIC NOTICE: Wright Road Bridge Replacement


The Summit County Engineer plans to replace the structurally deficient Wright Road Bridge over Pigeon Creek. The existing bridge is located on Wright Road between Penelope Drive and Collier Road in Copley Township.

About 0.119 acre of permanent right-of-way will be required from four (4) parcels. Additionally, 0.030 acre of temporary right-of-way will be required from four (4) parcels throughout the project area. Right-of-Way acquisition will begin in spring 2019 and construction is scheduled to begin in summer 2020. Construction will last approximately 130 days. Project construction cost is currently estimated at $697,000.

Access to all residences, businesses, and properties within the construction limits will be maintained at all times during construction of the project. However, during construction, the existing bridge will be removed and replaced, and out of service with a proposed detour. The detour will be Wright Road, to Collier Road, to Copley Road, to Jacoby Road and vice versa with abundant signs along the detour route labeled WRIGHT ROAD DETOUR to properly guide travelers. Detailed construction and lane restriction information will be posted along Wright Road, Penelope Drive, and Collier Road prior to the start of the project construction.

The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried-out by ODOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 11, 2015, and executed by FHWA and ODOT.




2019 Township Dinner Presentation


Click below for a copy of the 2019 Township Dinner presentation. 

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2018 Annual Report


Click below to view the 2018 Annual Report 

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Home Avenue Bridge Closure


Akron, OH – Summit County Engineer Alan Brubaker, PE, PS would like to alert residents and motorists of an upcoming one hundred and eighty (180) day closure of the Home Avenue Bridge over the Little Cuyahoga River starting Monday, January 14, 2019. The bridge is located just east of Arlington Road in the City of Akron. The closure is necessary for complete bridge replacement and utility improvement project.

Kenmore Construction is the contractor on the $2.5 million project. Summit County has received a federal grant for 80% of the bridge replacement costs.

The detour route will be posted. The detour route will involve Fouse Avenue, Dan Street, North Street. All work is subject to inclement weather.

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