Construction : Akron-Peninsula Road Relocation Project


Nov 12, 2021

Project Details



Project Contacts:

Sam Ross, PE

Project Schedule

Plan Year:

09-01-2021 - 12-31-2021

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. 


Construction work has begun. The asphalt base layer is down. The asphalt base and intermediate surface course are done. The road has been striped. Kenmore will be doing grading and clean up work. The road will reopen Wednesday, November 24th. The contractor will then come back in spring of 2022 to put in the surface course of asphalt and do the permanent pavement marking. Work stabilizing the river bank may last through 2022. 


On Akron-Peninsula Road between Truxell and State Route 303, in the Village of Peninsula

Graphical map of project site

Maintenance of Traffic:

The road has been closed for safety reasons since November of 2020.

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Construction Cost:


Funding Sources:

Ohio Public Works Commission Emergency Funds: 90% 

Local Funds: 10%