In late May/early June, the Ohio Department of Transportation will begin the process of restriping I-76 eastbound and westbound between I-277 and I-77 in the southwest portion of Akron to three lanes in each direction. This two-mile portion of interstate is known as the “Kenmore Leg.” This re-striping is necessary to accommodate extra traffic that will travel this area as a detour route for upcoming closures along I-76/I-77 as part of the Spicer/Johnston and Main/Broadway projects near downtown Akron.
As a result of the restriping, access points on the north and south end of the Kenmore Leg will also be re-striped to accommodate two lanes of traffic in some instances. The Kenmore Leg will consist of three 11 foot lanes with a minimum two foot shoulders. Even though I-76/Kenmore Leg is designated as an east/west route, it actually runs north and south. In the dialogue below, when describing lane configurations on the Kenmore Leg, both sets of directions will be used as a reference point for the maps.
Click on a yellow box area in the map below for interchange maps with lane details.