The draft of the Summit County Access Management Manual is attached below. This manual of regulations for the management of access (i.e. driveways) onto county and township roads in the unincorporated area of the county is ready for public review and comment. The Summit County Engineer’s office will hold three separate public meetings around the county to get input from township officials, technical staff, local advocacy groups, local residents and business owners.
State and national studies have shown a direct correlation between traffic crashes and the number of driveways along a corridor, which is why the county developed the Access Management Manual. The policy put forth in the manual provides a better plan for utilization of our roads to ensure they will be safe and efficient for years to come. The Manual includes best practices for design and safety, based on successful models from across the country and Ohio, and is tailored to fit the unique characteristics of Summit County.