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North Turkeyfoot Road closure

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Coventry Township, Ohio– Alan Brubaker, P.E., P.S., Summit County Engineer, would like to alert residents and motorists of the closure of North Turkeyfoot Road from Portage Lakes Drive to West Warner Road, starting Monday, August 3rd and ending Friday, August 7th. Summit County Engineer’s Office employees will be replacing two crossover culverts. Detour signs will be posted.

The detour route will go from Warner Road to South Main Street to Portage Lakes Drive.

Motorists should anticipate delays. 

 

Bank Street Bridge Public Comment Period

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Akron, Ohio– Alan Brubaker, P.E., P.S., Summit County Engineer, would like to alert residents and motorists of a bridge replacement project on Bank Street over the Little Cuyahoga River located in the City of Akron. The Summit County Engineer’s Office is taking public comments on the proposed project from now until July 10, 2015. Current plans call for the road to be closed in the summer of 2016 for 120 days.

The closure is necessary remove the existing 55-foot long, 40-foot wide structurally deficient bridge built in 1933.  The replacement bridge will be 57 feet in length and will provide two 14-foot wide lanes for vehicles, with an additional 5 foot of sidewalk on each side of the bridge for pedestrians. The center support of the existing bridge will be removed and the new bridge will span the entire river.

The Summit County Engineer’s office contracted with the URS Corporation, now known as AECOM, to design the bridge replacement project. The Akron area engineering firm is nearly complete with the plans, specifications, and cost projections for the project and the Summit County Engineer’s Office will be awarding a construction contract next spring to remove and replace the bridge. 

The official detour for the closure of Bank Street will route traffic along North Case Avenue to East Market Street to North Arlington Street to East Buchtel Avenue. The detour route will be in effect for 120 days.

The comment period for the project is now open. Any comments or questions should  be submitted to Joe Paradise, P.E., Deputy Director of Engineering Services at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or mailed to the Summit County Engineer, 538 East South Street, Akron Ohio  44311.  

 

East North Street Bridge closure effective immediately

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Akron, Ohio– Alan Brubaker, P.E., P.S., Summit County Engineer, would like to alert residents and motorists that the East North Street Bridge over the Little Cuyahoga in the City of Akron, which is currently under construction, is closed effective immediately. Increased erosion due the recent storms has made the bridge unsafe for travel. Detour routes will be posted.

Construction on the bridge began on March 9, 2015. Initially the bridge was to be built in two phases, allowing two lanes of traffic to be open continuously through the construction. The Summit County Engineer’s office is reviewing construction plans to determine the best way to proceed with the bridge replacement project.

The detour route will go from Dan Street to Evans Avenue to Home Avenue. 

 

Media Advisory: Work to begin on the East North Street Bridge

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Akron, Ohio– Alan Brubaker, P.E., P.S., Summit County Engineer, would like to alert residents and motorists that construction on the East North Street Bridge over the Little Cuyahoga River will begin Monday, March 9th. The project will be constructed in phases with two-way traffic being maintained; however, there will be lane restrictions and delays are possible.

Construction is expected to be complete in August. All work is subject to inclement weather. 

 

Yellow Creek Road Closure and Traffic Pattern Change

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Bath Township, Ohio– Alan Brubaker, P.E., P.S., Summit County Engineer, would like to alert residents and motorists of a two-day closure of Yellow Creek Road, between Revere Road and Sand Run Road, located in Bath Township. The road will be closed on January 15th and January 16th. Motorists should anticipate using detour routes.

The closure is necessary due to a worsening roadway embankment landslide. The slope failure has reached the pavement of the westbound travel lane, creating a hazard to the motoring public. Crews will install concrete barriers, portable traffic signals, and restripe the roadway. After the closure, Yellow Creek Road between Revere Road and Sand Run Road will be a one-lane road with alternating traffic flows being controlled by signals.

The Summit County Engineer’s office recently contracted with GPD Group to design a repair plan for the landslide. The engineering firm is preparing plans, specifications, and cost projections for an extension of the existing retaining wall system in place on Yellow Creek Road.

The official detour for the two-day closure will extend from Revere Road to Smith Road to Sand Run Road. Detour routes will be posted. All work is subject to inclement weather. 

Last Updated on Monday, 12 January 2015 14:02
 

Ravenna Road Bridge over Tinker's Creek is now open

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Twinsburg Township, Ohio– Alan Brubaker, P.E., P.S., Summit County Engineer, is pleased to alert residents and motorists that the Ravenna Road Bridge over Tinker’s Creek, approximately 200 feet north of the Old Mill Road and Ravenna Road intersection, in Twinsburg Township, is now open.

The closure was necessary for a $1.843 million bridge replacement project. The new bridge, designed by W.E. Quicksall and Associates, Inc. and constructed by Guinto Shirak, is a steel beam structure with arch features. The bridge design choice is both aesthetically pleasing and cost efficient.   

The project received 80% funding from the Federal Highway Administration passed through the Ohio Department of Transportation. They will contribute $1,474,593.52 towards the bridge replacement. The remaining $368,648.38 is paid for by the Summit County Engineer’s office.

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2014 Summer Roadwork Program

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Click below to find upcoming road projects in your area. 

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