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Canton Road receives federal funding

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Akron, Ohio– The Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study (AMATS) announced last Friday that a joint project between the Summit County Engineer and the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) received $3,149,479.00 in federal Surface Transportation Program funding. The Canton Road Improvement Project starts at Farmdale Drive and extends to approximately 500 feet south of Springfield Lake Drive. The project calls for a major improvement of the Canton Road/State Route 91/US 224 intersection, including the creation of dual northbound left turn lanes and an added east bound right turn lane. The project also proposing widening Canton Road to five lanes, constructing a raised median starting just  south of US 224 and extending to 300 feet south of the Arcadia/Meadows intersection. U-turn lanes will be constructed at Springfield Lake Drive intersection and at the Linwood Road intersection.

In addition, AMATS also approved Summit County Engineer grant requests for resurfacing funds for Canton Road from just south of Springfield Lake Drive to Salmon Drive and for constructing a sidewalk along the west side of Canton Road from US 224 to the new Springfield High School. The total amount of AMATS grant funding received for the Canton Road projects is $4,253,479.00.

This stretch of roadway consistently has been ranked near the top of AMATS’ high accident corridors in Summit County. The project has also received $5,000,000.00 of federal safety funds based on this designation as a high accident area.

ODOT owns three legs of the Canton Road/State Route 91/US 224 intersection as well as SR 91 as it extends north from the intersection. ODOT and the Summit County Engineer have been working together to solve the safety issues along this corridor. By creating one combined project instead of two separate smaller projects, ODOT and the County have saved money and the project will be designed and constructed faster than if each agency were preparing their own project.

“Since I first became County Engineer I have made it a goal to identify how to properly fund the improvement of Canton Road”, said Summit County Engineer Alan Brubaker. “We have had various proposals for improvements but we were initially in a big funding hole. Through a partnership with ODOT, federal safety funds, state funds, and now with the approval of this critical grant award by AMATS, we finally have enough funding to move forward.” 

A complete list of AMATS funded projects can be found here.

 

2013 Summer Roadwork Program

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Please click below to see the list of construction projects for 2013.

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The Safety of Summit County's Bridges

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See the attached PDF for information about the safety of Summit County's bridges.

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Last Updated on Friday, 24 May 2013 15:45
 

Summit County Engineer opposes truck weight limit increase

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Akron, Ohio– Alan Brubaker, P.E., P.S., Summit County Engineer announced today that he opposes any additional attempts to increase truck weight limits from 80,000 pounds to 90,000 pounds. The language in a House Bill that allowed for bigger and heavier trucks on Ohio’s roads was removed in the State Senate, however legislators may attempt to re-insert the provision in conference committee. The Summit County Engineer does not support adding the language back into the bill.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 August 2013 09:23 Read more...
 

Summit County adopts Road Use Maintenance Agreement

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Akron, Ohio – On June 4, 2012, Summit County Council passed an Ordinance proposed by the Summit County Executive and Summit County Engineer requiring companies frequently hauling heavy loads over County roads to enter into a “Roadway Use, Repair and Maintenance Agreement” with Summit County. The agreement will protect County roads from damage which leads to costly repairs due to excessive and overweight vehicle use.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 August 2013 08:40 Read more...
 

2012 Summer Roadwork

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Please click the link below for the Summit County Engineer's 2012 Road Program.

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Summit County Engineer and CEAO oppose truck size and weight limit increases

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Akron, Ohio – Summit County Engineer Alan Brubaker, P.E., P.S. is urging members of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to oppose increases in size and weight limits for trucks.  The Congressional committee is scheduled on Thursday, February 2, 2012 to vote on whether or not to allow bigger trucks, up to 97,000 pounds from the current limit of 80,000 pounds for single-trailer trucks and over 100,000 pounds for double- and triple-trailer trucks on American roads.

The County Engineers Association of Ohio (CEAO) has come out in opposition to this proposed size and weight change. Ohio has two members on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee: Representative Bob Gibbs and Representative Jean Schmidt.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 August 2013 08:27 Read more...
 


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