Press Release


Village of Peninsula Receives $1 Million in Ohio Public Works Commission Funds for Akron-Peninsula Road Repair

Summit County Engineer to Administer the Project

Apr 23, 2021 - Peninsula, OH

Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro, Summit County Engineer Alan Brubaker, and Peninsula Mayor Dan Schneider are pleased to announce that an application for emergency funds from the Ohio Public Works Commission to repair the Akron-Peninsula Road landslide area was successful. The grant program will provide up to $1 million towards the project. The Summit County Engineer’s Office applied for the funds and will be administering the project on behalf of Peninsula. The County will begin the process of hiring an engineering design firm in the next few weeks.

On November 17, 2020, an engineer hired by Peninsula to assess the road damage advised the Village that it was his professional opinion that Akron-Peninsula Road must be closed to protect public safety due a slope failure causing pavement from the road to crack and potentially slide into the Cuyahoga River. The Village closed the road on November 21, 2020.

The current project scope includes moving Akron-Peninsula Road at least 25 feet away from the Cuyahoga River, embankment stabilization work, and river debris removal. It is possible the road will be reopened by June 2022. The date and project scope are subject to change during the design process.