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MEDIA ADVISORY: Boston Mills Road Daytime Only Closure -Stage 2


Boston Township, OH– Summit County Engineer Alan Brubaker, PE, PS would like to alert residents and motorists of a geotechnical study being done on Boston Mills Road between Olde 8 Road and Riverview Road. Boston Mills Road will need to be closed during the daytime only for the engineering consulting firm to perform soil borings. Boston Mills Road has several active landslides and getting cores of the soils in the area is vital in determining how to fix the landslides. The study calls for 25 soil borings to be completed with an average drilling depth of 86 feet. The soil borings will begin on Monday, November 11th and be completed by November 29th. The estimated closure time daily is 6:30am to 5:30pm. The road will be open on weekends and on Thanksgiving.

This study is partially funded by the Eastern Federal Lands Access Program, which makes grant funds available to local governments responsible for roads that run through federal lands. Mannik and Smith Group holds the contract for the $356,000.00 study.

The detour route will be posted. The detour route involves Riverview Road, State Route 303, and Olde 8 Road. 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.



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: North Howard Street Ramp Closure


Akron, OH – Summit County Engineer Alan Brubaker, PE, PS would like to alert residents and motorists of the upcoming closure of the North Howard Street Ramp to North Main Street. The bridge on North Main Street over the Howard Street Ramp is being removed and will be replaced with at-grade embankment. The closure will begin on April 1, 2019.

The current North Main Street Bridge over the Howard Street Ramp was built in 1947 and is structurally deficient. The design-build contract was awarded to Kenmore Construction and is being designed by Osborn Engineering. One lane of traffic in each direction on North Main Street will be maintained throughout the 90 day project.

Motorists on North Howard Street can access North Main Street using Medford Avenue, Creston Avenue, Iuka Avenue, East Lowell Avenue, East Burns Avenue, East Salome Avenue, and East Mildred Avenue.  

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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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