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2019 Project Image for West Bath Road over the Cuyahoga River Bridge Rehabilitation Project

Project updated: Oct 18, 2019

PHASE: Completed

West Bath Road over the Cuyahoga River Bridge Rehabilitation Project

Bridge is now open.

The West Bath Road Bridge was closed for 150 days starting June 3, 2019. This project is on schedule to reopen November 1, 2019. Downtime was built into the project schedule in order for engineers to analyze bridge beams, complete the final design, and order the steel needed after determining how much of the current bridge was still useable. This project includes rehabilitation of the existing three-span, continuous steel beam structure (Structure No. AKR-048-0615) carrying West Bath Road (CR 48) over the Cuyahoga River. Rehabilitation items include: new reinforced concrete deck, new bridge railing, structural steel repairs, field painting of structural steel, substructure repairs, new reinforced concrete approach slabs, and minimal approach roadway work (pavement, drainage, guardrail, etc.) necessary to tie-in to the bridge. JD Williamson was the contractor on this $1.2 million dollar design-build project. 

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Construction Dates

Construction Starts : Jun 3, 2019

Construction Finishes : Nov 1, 2019


2019-2022 Project Image for Intersection Improvement: Canton Road at US 224 and State Route 91

Project updated: Sep 9, 2022

PHASE: Construction

Intersection Improvement: Canton Road at US 224 and State Route 91

This $12.2 million dollar safety improvement project is being administerd by the Ohio Department of Transportation. ODOT controls three of four legs of the intersection with Summit County responsible for the southern leg. The project will widen Canton Road/SR 91 to create a northbound dual left turn lane, eastbound right turn lane, proper eastbound left & southbound left storage length at the US-224 intersection. On Canton Road (CR-66) south of US-224, they will construct raised concrete median from US-224 to approximately 150 feet south of the Arcadia and Meadow intersection. Canton Road will be widened for a two way left turn lane south of Arcadia to Springfield Lake Drive and on State Route 91 from Old Home north to Linwood. There will be dedicated U-Turns on Canton Road at Springfield Lake Drive and on State Route 91 at Linwood. The project includes City of Akron waterline replacement within the project limits. Springfield Township and the Village of Lakemore are participating financially in the construction of decorative lighting units and landscaping along the corridor.

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2021 Project Image for Highland Road Bridge over Brandywine Creek Rehabilitation Project - NOW OPEN

Project updated: Nov 12, 2021

PHASE: Completed

Highland Road Bridge over Brandywine Creek Rehabilitation Project - NOW OPEN

This bridge is now open. Highland Road Bridge over Brandywine Creek, Bridge No. NOR-111-0236, was a design-build project to rehabilitate the bridge by replacing the bridge deck and approach slabs, semi-integral abutment conversion, bridge painting, guardrail upgrades and miscellaneous other work. 

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Construction Dates

Construction Starts : Jul 19, 2021

Construction Finishes : Nov 30, 2021


2021-2022 Project Image for Akron-Peninsula Road Relocation Project

Project updated: Sep 9, 2022

PHASE: Construction

Akron-Peninsula Road Relocation Project

Akron-Peninsula Road (AP Road) between SR 303 and Truxell is owned and maintained by the Village of Peninsula. An engineer Peninsula hired advised the village in November of 2020 that the road was a danger to motorists due to an embankment slide where the Cuyahoga River comes close to the roadway. The village closed the road to ensure the safety of motorists. SCE offered our aid identifying and applying for grants to get the road reopened. We submitted an application for OPWC Emergency Program funds and were approved for up to $1 million. SCE is administering the project on behalf of the Village. This is a design-build project.

This project includes the relocation of approximately 1,500 feet of Akron-Peninsula Road about 25 feet to the east away from the Cuyahoga River. It will also include the removal of all the concrete debris in the Cuyahoga River and the stabilization of the river bank by the placement of an articulated concrete block revetment system or similar system. 

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2022 Project Image for Cleveland-Massillon Road Resurfacing Project, Phases I and II

Project updated: Sep 9, 2022

PHASE: Construction

Cleveland-Massillon Road Resurfacing Project, Phases I and II

SCE has secured federal funding for the resurfacing of two sections of Cleveland-Massillon Road. In order to save time and money, we will bid and then construct the projects at the same time. 

Phase I: Work includes pavement  repairs, shoulder restoration and resurfacing, and pavement markings on 1.77 miles of Cleveland Massillon Road from the Norton line to 0.1 miles north of Minor Road. Located north of Brenner Road and south of Stimson Road there is a 600 foot long section of Cleveland-Massillon Road that is located between two high walls of rock cut that start immediately behind the existing curbs. Pedestrians in this area are forced to walk in the street through this corridor. This project will provide a 6 foot wide area behind the curb for use by pedestrians. Construction estimate for this section is $1.1 million.

Phase II: Work includes pavement  repairs, shoulder restoration and resurfacing, and pavement markings on 1.8 miles Cleveland Massillon Road from .4 miles north of Minor to just south of E. Ridgewood Road. Construction estimate for this section is $1.17 million.

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2022 Project Image for Akron-Cleveland Road Improvement Project

Project updated: Sep 9, 2022

PHASE: Construction

Akron-Cleveland Road Improvement Project

SCE received $700,000 in federal funds for the resurfacing of 1.43 miles Akron-Cleveland Road in Boston Township from the Boston Heights border to the Cuyahoga Falls border. Work will include pavement repairs, shoulder restoration, resurfacing, and new pavement markings.

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2022 Project Image for Cuyahoga Valley National Park Pedestrian/Trail Bridge

Project updated: Sep 9, 2022

PHASE: Construction

Cuyahoga Valley National Park Pedestrian/Trail Bridge

The Cuyahoga Valley National Park with the Summit County Engineer propose to construct a new pedestrian/trail bridge over the Cuyahoga River in Boston Township, Summit County. The new bridge will be located approximately 200-250 feet south of the Boston Mills Road Bridge. The bridge will connect with the parking lot on the west side which serves the newly opened Boston Mill Visitor Center (2019), Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, and Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail Boston Trailhead. The new bridge will provide a safe pedestrian connection between the parking lot, Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail, and the new Visitor Center & Station. The new bridge will be constructed within the boundaries of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP). Construction is anticipated to begin summer 2022 and last approximately 6 months.

The Summit County Engineer applied from Transportation Alternative Program funds, programmed through the Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study, for this pedestrian bridge, on behalf of CVNP. The Summit County Engineer will administer the project and CVNP will pay the local share. 

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Construction Dates

Construction Starts : Jun 1, 2022

Construction Finishes : Dec 30, 2022


2022 Project Image for NOW OPEN - Brandywine Road Bridge over Brandywine Creek

Project updated: Sep 9, 2022

PHASE: Construction

NOW OPEN - Brandywine Road Bridge over Brandywine Creek

This bridge is now open. This project included rehabilitation of the existing three-span, continuous steel beam structure (Structure No. NOR-040-0157) carrying Brandywine Rd (CR 40) over the Brandywine Creek. Rehabilitation items included: new reinforced concrete deck, new bridge railing, new beam bearings, structural steel repairs, field painting of structural steel, substructure repairs, new reinforced concrete approach slabs, and minimal approach roadway work (pavement, drainage, guardrail, etc.). 

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2022 Project Image for 2021 Miscellaneous Bridge and Culvert Repairs

Project updated: Sep 9, 2022

PHASE: Construction

2021 Miscellaneous Bridge and Culvert Repairs

The bridge maintenance project includes beam repair work on Memorial Parkway over Little Cuyahoga River, Front Street over Cuyahoga River, W. North Street over Ohio Canal, and southbound N. Portage Path over Cuyahoga River.

The culvert maintenace includes paving and reinforced concrete work on Kibler Road over Pigeon Creek, Glenmount Avenue over Hinman Ditch, Portage Lakes Drive over feeder to Long Lake, Knox Blvd Bridge, and Hines Hill Road over Stanford Run.

There will be one contract for the bridge maintenance at an estimated cost of $75,000 and one for the culvert maintenance at an estimated cost of $150,000. 

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2022 Project Image for Smith Road Resurfacing Project - Both Lanes Open

Project updated: Sep 9, 2022

PHASE: Construction

Smith Road Resurfacing Project - Both Lanes Open

This project is being managed by SCE and is located in Bath Township and the City of Akron. The resurfacing work begins at the Akron Corp Limits east of Lake of the Woods Drive and ends at Sand Run Road, a distance of 1.2 miles

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Construction Dates

Construction Starts : Apr 26, 2022

Construction Finishes : Sep 30, 2022


2022 Project Image for 2022 Pavement Maintenance Program

Project updated: Sep 9, 2022

PHASE: Construction

2022 Pavement Maintenance Program

The Pavement Maintenance Program includes hot mix resurfacing, chip and seal resurfacing, motor paving, asphalt rejuvenation, crack sealing, and pavement marking on various County roads. The list of roads is below.  

405 resurfacing is also known as Motor Paving. The contractor uses a stationary plant on-site to prepare the asphalt mixture, places it on the roadway, and compacts the mixture with a roller. 422 (chip seal) is then placed on top of the 405.

422 resurfacing is also known as a chip seal. The contractor places an asphalt emulsion on the roadway, spreads gravel on top of the emulsion, compacts the stone into the emulsion with a roller, and then sweeps the excess gravel from the road the same day. Sweeps are repeated about a week later to ensure loose gravel is completely removed from the roadway.

448 resurfacing is also known as Hot Mix Asphalt. The asphalt is prepared in an asphalt plant, transported to the site in heated trucks, placed on the roadway in the desired thickness, and then compacted with a roller.  448 is the most durable (and most expensive) asphalt pavement and resists rutting and can handle heavier traffic loads more than 405 and 422 resurfacing.  It is used in locations that have heavy traffic and a high percentage of truck traffic.

Asphalt Rejuvenation: An asphalt rejuvenating agent is applied to hot mix asphalt pavement that was placed one or two years ago.  The agent restores flexibility and water resilience that the asphalt surface lost due to weathering and the passage of time. Forty-five minutes after the rejuvenating agent is applied, sand is placed over the agent to absorb excess agent and provide enhanced vehicle traction.  One week later, the excess sand will be swept from the road surface.

Crack sealing is a method in which hot sealant is applied to existing cracks in the roadway to prevent water intrusion.

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2022 Project Image for Ravenna Road Resurfacing Part I

Project updated: Sep 22, 2022

PHASE: Construction

Ravenna Road Resurfacing Part I

Ravenna Road Part I goes from Old Mill Road to the City of Twinsburg line. This project will be constructed in 2022.

Ravenna Road Part II goes from Old Mill Road south to the Portage County line. The County is partnering with the City of Hudson on Ravenna Road Part II to resurface Ravenna Road within Twinsburg Township and the City of Hudson. This project is slotted for construction in 2025.

Work for both projects includes pavement repairs, resurfacing and adding 4 feet wide shoulders where possible. 

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2022 Project Image for Revere Road Bridge over Revere Run Replacement

Project updated: Sep 9, 2022

PHASE: Construction

Revere Road Bridge over Revere Run Replacement

The project will replace the current corrugated pipe bridge (BAT-114-0320) built in 1965 with a precast box culvert. This will be a design/build project. 

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2022 Project Image for Olde 8 Resurfacing Part I

Project updated: Jun 7, 2022

PHASE: Construction

Olde 8 Resurfacing Part I

Olde Eight Part 1 will run from the border of Boston Heights to the southern Highland Road intersection. Part 1 is currently scheduled to be under construction in 2022. SCE received federal Surface Transportation Block Grant funding for this. The total project cost is estimated to be $875,000 and federal funds will cover $700,000. This same project will install north bound and south bound left turn lanes on Olde Eight Road at the Twinsburg Road intersection.  

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2023 Project Image for Pressler Road Bridge over the South Fork of the Tuscarawas River Replacement Project

Project updated: Sep 9, 2022

PHASE: Design

Pressler Road Bridge over the South Fork of the Tuscarawas River Replacement Project

This project will replace the poor condition, structurally deficient, load posted two-span concrete slab structure a new structure. Design is scheduled for 2021 and 2022 and construction is anticipated for 2023. 

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Construction Dates

Construction Starts : Apr 1, 2023

Construction Finishes : Nov 1, 2023


2023 Project Image for White Pond Drive Resurfacing Project

Project updated: Apr 25, 2022

PHASE: Construction

White Pond Drive Resurfacing Project

This project will repair and resurface approximately 0.9 miles of White Pond Drive, from Copley Road to the City of Akron limit. The plan calls for the addition of four foot wide shoulders where possible to increase cyclist and pedestrian safety.

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Construction Dates

Construction Starts : Mar 15, 2023

Construction Finishes : Aug 31, 2023


2023 Project Image for Canton Road Resurfacing - 2023 Project

Project updated: Dec 3, 2021

PHASE: Design

Canton Road Resurfacing - 2023 Project

This project provides for the resurfacing of Canton Road from Pontius Road to Tisen Road. A special round of AMATS funding applications was conducted in June 2021 and SCE was awarded $ 528,000. This was additional STBG monies from AMATS, with an 80/20 match ratio. The money came from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act

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2023 Project Image for Christman Road Bridge over Nimisila Reservoir Bridge Replacement Project

Project updated: Sep 9, 2022

PHASE: Design

Christman Road Bridge over Nimisila Reservoir Bridge Replacement Project

This project replaces the structurally deficient, load posted, simple span prestressed concrete box beam structure over Nimisila Reservoir with an entire new structure. The City of Green is partnering with the County on this project and the new bridge will include a 12 feet wide multi-purpose walkway to integrate with a planned trail in Green. SCE applied for and received 100% funding in Local Bridge Replacement Program funds programmed through the County Engineer's Association of Ohio. The City of Green and Summit County Engineer's office will split the local design costs. 

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2023 Project Image for Granger Road Bridge (079-0221) Bridge Replacement Project

Project updated: Jun 7, 2022

PHASE: Design

Granger Road Bridge (079-0221) Bridge Replacement Project

The current bridge was originally built in 1913 and received a new superstructure in 1972. The single span 65 foot long, 24 foot wide bridge will be replaced with a 34 foot wide, concrete structure for vehicular traffic with wider shoulders. This project will be 100% funded with Local Bridge Program grant money.

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2023 Project Image for Steels Corners Bridge Rehabilitation

Project updated: Oct 3, 2022

PHASE: Design

Steels Corners Bridge Rehabilitation

The Steels Corners Bridge over Mud Brook is Summit County's longest bridge, stretching over 1,000 feet. In order to keep the 15-span bridge in good working order, SCE is looking to replace the bridge expansion joints, waterproof the bridge, and resurface with new asphalt. 

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2024 Project Image for Brecksville Road Bridge Replacement Project

Project updated: Dec 1, 2021

PHASE: Proposed

Brecksville Road Bridge Replacement Project

This project will be a complete replacement of the Brecksville Road Bridge over Furnace Run, just east of Townsend Road in the Village of Richfield. 

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2024 Project Image for Valley View Road Resurfacing Part I

Project updated: Feb 10, 2021

PHASE: Design

Valley View Road Resurfacing Part I

This project will repair, resurface, and add 4 foot wide shoulders where possible to 0.4 miles of Valley View Road between Olde 8 Road and State Route 8 in Northfield Center Township. 

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2025 Project Image for Valley View Road Landslide Repair

Project updated: Feb 9, 2021

PHASE: Design

Valley View Road Landslide Repair

This project will repair two active landslide areas on Valley View Road between the Cuyahoga County line and Chaffee Road. This project will also resurface the roadway, repair roadway shoulders, improve drainage to prevent additional erosion, and install new guardrail. 

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2028-2030 Project Image for High Level Bridge Replacement Project

Project updated: Apr 14, 2022

PHASE: Proposed

High Level Bridge Replacement Project

The Summit County Engineer's Office has begun the long process of replacing the High Level Bridge, also known as the N. Main Street Bridge over the Cuyahoga River. This bridge is by far the largest and most expensive owned by Summit County. The current plan recommended by the Summit County Engineer’s office would replace the existing structure with a completely new structure as soon as practical, which is assumed to be 6-10 years. The all-new structure would be on an offset alignment to allow the existing structure to carry traffic while the new structure is built. There would be minimal disruption to traffic during construction. Additional right of way would be needed to construct the new structure. The new structure would carry four lanes of traffic and two sidewalks. The new structure is estimated to be a continuous weathering steel beam type structure composite with a reinforced concrete deck on reinforced concrete piers and abutments. founded in rock.

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