Cleveland-Massillon Road Corridor Improvements
The Summit County Engineer's office has long recognized the need to reduce congestion and increase safety on the heavily traveled Cleveland-Massillon Road in Bath and Copley townships. Some sections of Cleveland-Massillon have an average daily traffic count of 20,000 cars a day. We have been successful in finding multiple project partners and grant funding sources for these intersection improvements along the Cleveland-Massillon Road corridor. Project funding coordination involves two different grant funding sources, both townships, ODOT, and a landowner's association making these improvements a true community effort. Additional turn lanes, intersection realignments, and updated signals will reduce congestion, improve air quality, and make for a safer, quicker commute in western Summit County. Construction is substantially complete on two of the three projects along Cleveland-Massillon Road.
Cleveland-Massillon Road at Ghent Road
The Cleveland-Massillon Road at Ghent Road improvement added a right turn lane from Cleveland-Massillon onto Ghent Road and a realigned the intersection. We received approximately $200,000 from the state Transportation Improvement District fund. Our funding partners for this project are the Embassy Parkway Landowner's Assocation and Bath Township.
Cleveland-Massillon at Ridgewood
The project added a southbound right turn lane and an eastbound left turn lane and upgraded the traffic signal at the Cleveland-Massillon and Ridgewood Road intersection. This project received funding from federal Congestion Mitigation Air Quality funds and Copley Township.
Cleveland-Massillon at SR 162
This is an ODOT-led project calling for the installation of an eastbound left turn lane on State Route 162 and a southbound right turn lane on Cleveland-Massillon Road. Funding for this project comes from federal Congestion Mitigation Air Quality funds, ODOT, and the County Engineer's office.