A sure sign of spring is the start of road projects throughout the area. Summit County Council approved several road pavement projects this week.
Heidi Swindell, of the county engineer’s office, named several projects ready to get under way. She said one advantage of the mild winter has been fewer potholes throughout the county, but there are still several resurfacing projects to complete.
• Ghent Road resurfacing.
On Ghent Road from Sourek Road to Cleveland-Massillon Road and from state Route 18 to Springside Drive. The project will cost $873,000, with 80 percent ($698,552) from federal funds. The balance will be coming from state funds. The county is not responsible for any of the construction costs on this project.
• Riverview Road resurfacing.
This project include two phases.
The first resurfacing project will be from the village of Peninsula’s northern corporate line to Boston Mills Road. The other phase goes from Boston Mills Road to the Cuyahoga County line.
The project will cost $812,000, with 80 percent federal money and a 20 percent match of county dollars.
• In southern Summit County, Copley Township and Coventry Township are partnering with the county on a $734,000 resurfacing maintenance program.
The county’s share will be $441,273.
Work will be done on Albrecht Road from the Akron limits to Meadowridge, State Street from the New Franklin limits to state Route 93, and Arlington Road from Warner and Krumroy (repairs only).
• In the northern portion of the county, Bath, the village of Richfield, and Sagamore Hills and Twinsburg townships are partners with the county on a nearly $1.1 million contract that will repair Black Road from state Route 303 to Boston Mills Road, and Revere Road from Sourek Road to Yellow Creek Road.
The county’s share will be $547,893.
• The county is also partnering with the city of Akron for projects that include Akron-Peninsula Road, 500 feet south of Quick Road to the Cuyahoga Falls limits; Revere Road from Shade Road to Ira Road; Jacoby Road from Ridgewood Road to state Route 162; the west side of Collier Road from state Route 162 to the Norton limits; and Killian Road from state Route 241 to Myersville Road.
The county’s cost will be $55,527.
• The county also will pay $966,000 toward a $1.7 million contract with municipalities to repave Bath Road from Shade Road to the Cuyahoga Falls limits; Stimson Road from Medina Line Road to Cleveland-Massillon Road; Ira Road from Cleveland-Massillon Road to the Cuyahoga Falls limits; Medina Line Road from Everett Road to state Route 303; nearly one mile of Portage Line Road north from Tisen Road; and Twinsburg Road from Brandywine Road to Olde 8.
• Council also approved a pavement marking program.
“We will hire a contractor to repaint the lines on the county roads so they are all fresh and visible so motorists can see them,” Swindell said. “We are doing pavement markings on all the county roads this year. There are 84 county roads in Summit County.”
Marilyn Miller can be reached at 330-996-3098 or email@example.com.