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MEDIA ADVISORY: Longacre Drive Roadwork


Coventry Township, OH– Summit County Engineer Alan Brubaker, PE, PS would like to alert residents and motorists of a two-day, daytime only closure of Longacre Drive at the intersection with Cormany Road Wednesday, July 17th and Thursday, July 18th for a crossover pipe replacement. Crews intend to maintain one lane of traffic, however in the event a complete road closure is necessary, traffic will be detoured to Fruit Drive, to Peach Drive, to Portage Lakes Drive.  

All work is subject to inclement weather.


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.



MEDIA ADVISORY: West Bath Road Bridge Closure


Akron, OH– Summit County Engineer Alan Brubaker, PE, PS would like to alert residents and motorists of a 150-day closure of the West Bath Road Bridge over the Cuyahoga River beginning Monday, June 3rd. The bridge is located between Riverview Road and Akron-Peninsula Road on the border of Akron and Cuyahoga Falls.

The closure is for a bridge rehabilitation project. J.D. Williamson Construction Co. located in Tallmadge is the contractor for the $1.2 million project, which includes replacing the bridge deck and making structural steel repairs.

The detour route will be posted. The detour route involves Akron-Peninsula Road, Ira Road, and Riverview Road. All work is subject to inclement weather.


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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MEDIA ADVISORY: Cleveland Massillon Road Bridge over Wolf Creek Closure


Copley Township, OH – Summit County Engineer Alan Brubaker, PE, PS would like to alert residents and motorists of the immediate closure of the Cleveland-Massillon Road Bridge over Wolf Creek, located between Minor Road and Stimson Road in Copley Township. County maintenance crews discovered rapid deterioration of the outside beams and bridge experts from E.L. Robinson were called in to evaluate the bridge. They have recommended the immediate placement of barrels to keep traffic off the external beams as well as removing the bridge asphalt as soon as possible to evaluate the interior beams. The County Engineer’s office will be closing the bridge immediately to remove the asphalt and evaluate the carrying capacity of the internal beams. The County Engineer will provide a closure status update when the engineering evaluation is complete.

The detour route will be posted. The detour route will involve State Route 261 and Summit Road.


2018 Annual Report


Click below to view the 2018 Annual Report 

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