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Ravenna Road Bridge over Tinker's Creek is now open


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


Click below to find upcoming road projects in your area. 

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Harrington Road closure


Akron, Ohio– Alan Brubaker, P.E., P.S., Summit County Engineer and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources would like to alert residents and motorists of the closure of Harrington Road at the Tuscarawas River Diversion Dam. The closure will be in effect starting Monday, August 12, 2013 and will be an extended closure. The closure is scheduled until December 31, 2014; however, the road will be open to traffic during next year’s Bridgestone Invitational.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is administering the Tuscarawas River Diversion Dam project. Through a partnership with Summit County, the project also includes the rehabilitation of the County-owned Harrington Road Bridge.

The overall construction cost for the project is $3,932,324.00. The bridge rehabilitation portion of that cost is $417,016.00. Kenmore Construction was awarded the contract.

Motorists should anticipate using detour routes. The official detour will go from Warner Road to South Main Street to Swartz Road. Detour routes will be posted. All work is subject to inclement weather.

The MetroParks Serving Summit County Firestone Park area will be open throughout the project.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 August 2013 08:37

PUBLIC NOTICE: Improvements to North Street Bridge Over Little Cuyahoga River


The Summit County Engineer Alan Brubaker, P.E., P.S.is proposing to replace the bridge which carries North Street over the Little Cuyahoga River in the City of Akron.  The surrounding land use is commercial and industrial.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 August 2013 09:26

MEDIA ADVISORY: Oak Hill Road Closure


Boston Township, Ohio– On June 18th, 2012 Boston Township officials requested the Summit County Engineer’s office to direct the closure of Oak Hill Road from the northern corporate line of Cuyahoga Falls to the Everett Road connector due to a failure of the embankment along Furnace Run. The failure extends to the edge of pavement onto the white edge line. The closure will begin on June 22, 2012 and will be permanently closed until the slide area can be reconstructed. Motorists should anticipate using detour routes.

Oak Hill Road is a township roadway.  Boston Township officials have recently asked Summit County Council to vacate the roadway.

Detour Routes will be posted and will go from Everett Road, to Riverview Road, to Ira Road.  

Last Updated on Friday, 23 August 2013 09:27

Emergency Portage Lakes Drive Closure


Coventry Township, OH – The Summit County Engineer’s office will be closing a portion of Portage Lakes Drive between Peach Drive and Cormany Road due to a failure of the roadway on Tuesday, August 2, 2011. Due to persistent erosion exacerbated by the July 19th storm, there is a failed retaining wall, eroded berm, and failure of the eastbound pavement edge. 

Portage Lakes Drive will be closed beginning at 8am August 2nd.  The road will remain closed while workers are reconstructing the roadway. 

Last Updated on Friday, 23 August 2013 08:43

LEVEL 2 Emergency


The Summit County Sheriff's Office has declared a Level 2 Emergency.


Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads can be very icy. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roadways. People should contact their employer to see If they should report to work. Obviously, if you are driving, use extreme caution.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 February 2011 08:11