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Weekly Traffic Advisory

September 5, 2008

***NEW***

 

State Route 8 in the City of Akron

(Friday night, September 5 – Monday morning, September 8)

Beginning Friday night, September 5, SR 8 southbound at the bridge over North St. and the Little Cuyahoga River (just north of Perkins St.) will be reduced to one lane for bridge deck work. This one lane condition on SR 8 southbound will begin at 8 p.m. Friday night, September 5 and will continue until 5 a.m. Monday morning, September 8. Delays can be expected within this section of SR 8 southbound as well as at the Tallmadge Ave. and Cuyahoga Falls Ave./Howe Rd. exit areas.

This work is part of a $4.5 million project to overlay the bridge deck on the SR 8 bridge over North St. and the Little Cuyahoga River. The entire project is scheduled to be complete by late October 2008. 

State Route 8 in the Cities of Akron and Cuyahoga Falls

(The week of Monday, September 8)

SR 8 from Perkins St. to Graham Rd. will have single lane restrictions in either or both directions Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until approximately 12 noon daily for the replacement of overhead signs. This work is part of a $254,000 sign replacement project on SR 8 from Perkins St. to Graham Rd. The entire project is scheduled to be complete by mid September. 

State Route 8 and Interstate 271 in Boston Heights, Hudson, Macedonia and Northfield Center Township

(The week of Monday, September 8)

·         SR 8 under I-271 will have various lane restrictions in either or both directions Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. daily and 7 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly.  

·         SR 8 northbound and southbound are traveling bi-directionally onto the newly constructed northbound section. The speed limit for both directions of SR-8 from Hines Hill Rd. to I-271 is now posted at 40 mph.

·         Twinsburg Rd. at SR 8 is closed until late fall 2009. The detours are Hines Hill Rd. to Walters Rd. to Twinsburg Rd. and Hines Hill Rd. to Olde Eight Rd. to Twinsburg Rd.

·         I-271 northbound and southbound at the I-271/SR 8 interchange is reduced to one 11’ through lane with the right lanes in each direction being an exit-only lane to SR 8. In addition, the I-271 southbound exit ramp to SR 8 is reduced to 11’ as well.  These restrictions will remain in place until late September 2009 and are necessary in order to begin the construction of the new I-271 ramps to and from SR 8 and for the reconstruction of three bridges; one over SR 8, one over Brandywine; and one over Olde Eight Rd..

This work is part of a $109.7 million project for the reconstruction of SR 8 from just south of Twinsburg Rd. to just north of I-271. New ramps will be built to access I-271 from SR 8 northbound and SR 8 southbound from I-271 southbound. SR 8 is being separated from Twinsburg Rd. and Highland Rd. has been widened with additional turn lanes and new signalization.  The entire project is scheduled to be complete by mid-summer 2010.  

State Route 21 in the City of Norton and Copley Township

(The week of Monday, September 8)

  • SR 21 from SR 585 to Minor Rd. will have lane restrictions in either or both directions during off peak daytime hours for pavement striping.  
  • SR 21 at the Ridgewood Rd. overpass may have lane restrictions in either or both directions during off peak weekday, weeknight and weekend hours for bridge painting.  
  • Various ramp closures will occur on the SR 21 ramps at the SR 585, I-76/US 224 and SR 261 interchanges Monday through Friday from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. nightly for paving work. Only one or two ramps will be closed at a time. Detours will be posted.

This work is part of an $8.9 million project to resurface SR 21 from SR 585 to I-77 as well as minor bridge work. The entire project is scheduled to be complete by July 2009. 

Interstate 77 in Copley Township and the Cities of Akron and Fairlawn

(The week of Monday, September 8)

·         I-77 from Ridgewood Rd. to Cleveland-Massillon Rd. will have single lane restrictions in either or both directions Monday though Friday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. daily for median wall work.

·         I-77 from the SR 21/I-77 split to Frank Blvd. will have various lane restrictions in either or both directions Monday through Friday nights from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. nightly for paving.

·         Cleveland Massillon Road under I-77 will be reduced to one lane in each direction for bridge painting.

This work is part of a $63.6 million project to widen and reconstruct I-77 from SR 162 (Copley Rd.) to SR 21. Included is the reconstruction of the Ridgewood and Brunsdorph Rd. bridges and the off-ramp from I-77 northbound to SR 21 south. The entire project is scheduled to be complete by late October 2008.

***ONGOING***

 

State Route 8 in the Cities of Stow and Hudson and the Village of Boston Heights

(Until further notice)

SR 8 from Steels Corners Rd. to Hines Hill Rd. will be reduced to one lane in either or both directions Monday through Friday nights from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. nightly for pavement repair and resurfacing. At all other times, two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction on SR 8 from Steels Corners Rd. to Hines Hill Rd. This work is part of a $4.3 million project to perform minor repairs and diamond grinding to the concrete pavement from Graham Rd. to SR 303 as well as partial resurfacing from SR 303 to Hines Hill Rd. The entire project is scheduled to be complete by late May 2009. 

Steels Corners Road at State Route 8 in the City of Stow

(Until further notice)

Traffic pattern changes are in place on Steels Corners Rd. at the SR 8 interchange and at the intersection of Steels Corners Road, Allen Road, and Hudson Drive.  As a result, the available lanes on Steels Corners Road have been reduced or changed.  Delays can be expected. This work is part of a $5.7 million project to widen and reconstruct Steels Corners Rd. from the SR 8 interchange to the Steels Corners Rd./Allen Rd./Hudson Dr. intersection. The project also includes the reconstruction of the existing ramps at SR 8, the Steels Corners Rd. bridge over SR 8 and both Hudson Dr. and Allen Rd. at the intersection of Steels Corners Rd. The entire project is scheduled to be complete by late September 2009. 

State Route 18 (East Market Street) in the City of Akron

(Until further notice)

E. Market St. is reduced to one lane in each direction from Massillon Rd. to Elm Dr. for widening and reconstruction. This work is part of an $8 million project to resurface E. Market St. from Martha Ave. to Elm Dr. and to widen and reconstruct SR-18 from Elm Dr. to Massillon Rd. The entire project is scheduled to be complete by late October 2008.

 

State Route 59 (Akron Innerbelt) in the City of Akron

(Until further notice)

The entrance ramp from Dart Ave. to SR 59 northbound and an adjacent service road, just north of Locust St., is closed until mid September. The detour is Dart Ave. to Mill St. to Main St. to SR 59. 

SR 59 (Akron Innerbelt) from SR 18 (W. Market St.) to I-76/I-77 will have various lane restrictions in either or both directions for bridge painting. This work is part of a $2 million project to paint 5 bridges along the SR 59 (Akron Innerbelt). The entire project is scheduled to be complete by late October 2008. 

Interstate 77 Rest Areas in Bath Township

(Until further notice)

The rest areas on I-77 northbound and southbound between the I-271 and Ghent Rd. interchange are closed until mid-September for waterline installation. 

State Route 82 in the City of Macedonia

(Until further notice)

North Bedford Rd./East Valley View Rd. at SR 82 in the City of Macedonia is closed until early October for reconstruction and widening. The detour is Park Ave. to Crow Dr. to Berkshire Rd. This work is part of an $18 million project to widen SR 82 to five lanes from South Bedford Rd. to just east of Crow Dr. with the replacement of the railroad bridge over SR 82 in the City of Macedonia. This project also includes drainage and signal improvements. The entire project is scheduled to be complete by late October 2009. 

Interstate 271 in Boston Township

(Until further notice)

I-271 over the Cuyahoga River will be reduced to one lane in either or both directions during off peak hours. This work is part of a $34.7 million project to replace the I-271 twin bridges over the Cuyahoga River and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The entire project is scheduled to be complete by late October 2009. 

State Route 303 in the Villages of Peninsula and Boston Heights and Boston Township

(Until further notice)

SR 303 from the western Peninsula corporation limit to Chittenden Rd. will have various lane restrictions Monday through Friday with traffic being maintained by flaggers. This work is part of a $1 million project to resurface SR 303 from the western Peninsula corporation limit to Chittenden Rd. The entire project is scheduled to be complete by mid September 2008.