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.