Construction : Akron-Peninsula Road Relocation Project
Sep 9, 2022
Sam Ross, PE
09-01-2021 - 12-29-2022
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.
Work on the roadway and with the stream stabilization is substantially complete with minor clean up work left to do. The road reopened to traffic in November of 2021.
On Akron-Peninsula Road between Truxell and State Route 303, in the Village of Peninsula
Maintenance of Traffic:
The road should not have to be closed for the streambank stabilization portion of the project. Please watch for workers in the area starting June 2022 and drive carefully.
Related Press Releases
- Nov 22, 2021 : Press Release: Peninsula, OH - Akron-Peninsula Road Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
- Dec 8, 2020 : Press Release: Peninsula, OH - Village of Peninsula Closes Akron-Peninsula Road
- Apr 23, 2021 : Press Release: Peninsula, OH - Village of Peninsula Receives $1 Million in Ohio Public Works Commission Funds for Akron-Peninsula Road Repair