Summit County Engineer receives funding for Akron-Peninsula Road

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Akron, Ohio – The Department of Transportation and 13th District Congresswoman Betty Sutton’s office announced today that the Summit County Engineer’s office will receive $475,000 for Akron-Peninsula Road in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.  This money comes from the Department of Transportation’s Public Lands Highway grant funds.  The funds will be used to restore Akron-Peninsula Road and to improve accessibility to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and the Ohio & Erie Canal National Heritage Corridor.

The Summit County Engineer’s office submitted the request for funding to Congresswoman Betty Sutton’s office in 2008.  Congresswoman Sutton and her staff identified the Department of Transportation’s Public Lands Highways grant as the best way to fund the project. 

“This is a critical project,” said Alan Brubaker, P.E., P.S.  “I am very thankful to work with people like Congresswoman Sutton, who understands the importance of safety and accessibility in our Federal Parks.  We will use this money to improve the pavement condition and safety for motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists using the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.”

Sixty-eight projects in 31 states will be funded through this grant for a total of $93.9 million.  The Akron-Peninsula Road Improvement Project was the only Ohio project to receive funding this year.  Further information on the program and the complete list of projects can be found at http://www.dot.gov/affairs/2009/fhwa0110.htm.

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Last Updated on Friday, 23 August 2013 09:04