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West Bath Road Bridge Rehabilitation Project Status Update

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Akron, OH–The West Bath Road Bridge over the Cuyahoga River Rehabilitation Project is on schedule, with a planned reopen date of November 1, 2019. The project timeline included planned construction downtime after the demolition portion of the project was complete. During this time engineers analyzed the existing steel beams and determined the final design plan based on the condition of those bridge beams. The bearing assemblies needed to finish construction have been delivered, new steel has been ordered, and work will start again onsite the week of August 12th. The bridge is located between Riverview Road and Akron-Peninsula Road on the border of Akron and Cuyahoga Falls.

J.D. Williamson Construction Co. located in Tallmadge is the contractor for the $1.2 million project.

The detour route involves Akron-Peninsula Road, Ira Road, and Riverview Road. All work is subject to inclement weather.

 

MEDIA ADVISORY: Boston Mills Road Daytime Only Closure

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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, August 19th and be completed by September 6th. The estimated closure time daily is 6:30am to 5:30pm. The road will be open on weekends and during the Labor Day holiday.

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.

 

MEDIA ADVISORY: Medina Line Road Bridge over Yellow Creek Closure

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Bath/Granger Township, OH – Summit County Engineer Alan Brubaker, PE, PS and Medina County Engineer Andy Conrad, PE, PS would like to alert residents and motorists of an upcoming sixty (60) day closure of the Medina Line Road Bridge over Yellow Creek starting Monday, August 5th, 2019. The bridge is located approximately 200 feet south of Granger Road on the border of Bath Township and Granger Township. The closure is necessary for complete bridge replacement project.

Mosser Construction is the contractor on the $526,750.00 design/build project. The Summit County Engineer’s office and the Medina County Engineer’s office will each contribute 50% of the project’s cost.  

The detour route will be posted. The detour route involves Granger Road, Crystal Lake Road, and State Route 18. 

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MEDIA ADVISORY: West Bath Road Bridge Closure

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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

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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

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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

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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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