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See the latest information regarding road closures, lane restrictions, and hazardous traffic conditions for Summit County roads.

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.


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.




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.


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.


Community Alert: Surface Water Management District Activity in Western Summit County


Bath Township, OH- The Summit County Engineer has hired the engineering consulting firm of Sustainable Streams, LLC to perform a condition survey of the streams and ditches draining into the Yellow Creek watershed. The majority of this drainage network is within Bath Township, with some segments extending into adjacent jurisdictions such as Copley Township, Sharon Township, Granger Township, Richfield Township, the Village of Richfield, the City of Fairlawn, the City of Cuyahoga Falls, and the City of Akron. This field evaluation is an essential first step of our study to plan drainage improvements to be undertaken by the Surface Water Management District.

These streams are located outside the roadways, some within easements or on township land, and some without easement on private property. Accordingly, it will be necessary for Sustainable Streams staff to enter private properties in order to observe the current field conditions of these streams.

Sustainable Streams engineers will carry personal identification, including driver’s licenses and business cards, and a copy of a letter on Summit County Engineer official letterhead explaining the project. The condition survey is scheduled to start approximately December 3, 2018 and will likely be completed by the end of December, with potential follow up site visits in January through April of 2019.

If you have project concerns or would like additional information on the details of this project, please contact David Koontz, PE, SI (330-643-8537).



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