Here is a list of road and lane closings in the Akron area.
Major highways abruptly closed: None.
Other road construction:
• State Route 8 lane restrictions: Route 8 southbound at the bridge over North Street and the Little Cuyahoga River (just north of Perkins Street) will be reduced to one lane for bridge deck work from 8 p.m. today to 5 a.m. Monday morning. Delays should be expected in this area as well as at the Tallmadge Avenue and Cuyahoga Falls Avenue/Howe Road exit areas. This is part of the project to overlay the bridge deck and is expected to be completed by late October.
• State Route 8 in Akron and Cuyahoga Falls: From Perkins Street to Graham Road, there will be single-lane restrictions through today from 9 a.m. to noon for replacement of overhead signs. The project is expected to be completed in mid-September.
• South Main Street, from Waterloo Road to Swartz Road: Road reconstruction and replacement of the bridge over Brewster Creek. The project includes widening for an exclusive left turn lane at Waterloo Road for northbound traffic, upgrading traffic signals, relocating utilities underground and upgrading street lighting and storm sewers. It will continue for about one year.
• Akron Innerbelt lane restrictions: The entrance ramp from West Exchange Street/Dart Avenue to state Route 59 northbound (Akron Innerbelt) is closed until mid-September for bridge painting. Also, the innerbelt from West Market Street to Interstate 76/Interstate 77 will have various lane restrictions in both directions. The entire project is scheduled to be completed by late October.
• North Portage Path, from Barcelona Drive to Treaty Line Road: Closed for road reconstruction until Sept. 19. Traffic is detoured via Merriman Road and Memorial Parkway.
• Brown Street, between Thornton and Exchange streets: Closed for road construction until Sept. 25. A detour is posted.
• East Market Street, from Massillon Road to Elm Drive: Reduced to one lane in each direction. The widening and reconstruction project is to be completed in late October.
• Cedar Street, from South Main Street to South High Street: Lane reduction for entire block to allow for construction activities until spring of 2009.
• Dart Avenue, from Mill Street to West Market Street: Closed until fall for construction of an addition to the Superblock Parking Deck (at FirstEnergy Corp. building). A short portion of Dart Avenue will remain open for deliveries. Access to the parking deck from Mill Street will continue.
Elsewhere in Summit County:
• Myrtle Avenue closing near Kelsey Drive in Cuyahoga Falls: Between 1817 and 1823 Myrtle Ave. for emergency replacement of culvert pipe. Access for residents will be maintained. The project is expected to last for 45 days. A detour will be posted.
• Robinson Avenue closing in Barberton: Between Third Street Southeast and Second Street Southeast for an indefinite period for sanitary sewer work. Local access will be maintained. All westbound truck traffic will be diverted south on Fifth Street Southeast to Snyder Avenue. Eastbound truck traffic is diverted south on Van Buren Avenue to Snyder Avenue.
• I-76 in eastern Summit County: I-76 from Gilchrist Road to the Portage County line will have lane restrictions from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. this week for bridge work. The lane restrictions will be short and might change nightly.
• South Main Street, from Swartz Road to Althea Avenue in Coventry Township: Road widening and bridge replacement over the Tuscarawas River. Includes an exclusive right turn lane for southbound traffic turning onto North Turkeyfoot Road from South Main Street. The road will be widened to provide two through lanes for southbound traffic on South Main, and one through lane and a combined through/turn lane for northbound traffic. There will also be improvements to Swartz and North Turkeyfoot roads for added turn lanes. The project will continue for about one year.
• Interstate 77 widening and repaving: The project to add a third lane between Copley Road and state Route 18 continues, including construction of noise walls and improvements to bridges and ramps. I-77 from the state Route 21/I-77 split to Frank Boulevard will have lane restrictions in both directions from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly. Route 21 northbound, just south of the I-77 split, will have daily lane restrictions from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. Cleveland-Massillon Road under I-77 will be reduced to one lane in each direction. The project is to be completed by late October.
• Boston Mills Road closing in Boston and Richfield townships: Closed to all through traffic between Black and Riverview roads until Sept. 19 for road improvements. All local traffic will be maintained. Detours will be posted.
• State Route 21 lane restrictions in Norton and Copley Township: Route 21 from state Route 585 to Minor Road will have lane restrictions in both directions through tonight from 5 p.m. until 6 a.m. nightly. Various ramp closings will occur at the Route 21/Route 585 interchange through Friday from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly for paving work. One or two ramps will be closed at a time. Detours will be posted. Resurfacing and minor bridge work on Route 21 will continue until July 2009.
• State Route 303 resurfacing in Peninsula, Boston Heights and Boston Township: Route 303 from the western Peninsula corporation limit to Chittenden Road has daily lane restrictions, with traffic maintained by flaggers. The project is scheduled to be completed by mid-September.
• Interstate 271 in Boston Township: I-271 over the Cuyahoga River is reduced to one lane in each direction during off-peak hours. The entire project to replace the twin bridges will be completed by late fall 2009.
• I-271 and state Route 8 in Boston Heights, Hudson, Macedonia and Northfield Center Township: Route 8 traffic is using the new northbound section. The speed limit for Route 8 from Hines Hill Road to I-271 is now posted at 40 mph in both directions. Route 8 under I-271 will have various lane restrictions from 9 p.m. to 3 p.m. daily. I-271 over Route 8 is reduced to one through lane and one exit-only lane in each direction.
• State Route 8 in Stow, Hudson and Boston Heights: Route 8 from Steels Corners Road to Hines Hill Road will be reduced to one lane in either or both directions through tonight from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. for pavement repair and resurfacing. At all other times, two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction on Route 8 from Steels Corners Road to Hines Hill Road. This is part of a pavement grinding project from Graham Road to state Route 303, as well as partial resurfacing from Route 303 to Hines Hill Road scheduled to be completed in late May.
• Twinsburg Road at state Route 8 in Northfield Center Township: Closed until late fall 2009. This work is part of the $91 million project to reconstruct Route 8 from just south of Twinsburg Road to just north of the I-271 interchange. Five bridges will be constructed. The ramps will be improved. New two-lane ramps will be built to get onto I-271 from Route 8 northbound and to Route 8 southbound from I-271 southbound. Included is a new service road from Hines Hill Road. The project is to be completed by late summer 2010.
• I-480 in Twinsburg and Macedonia: I-480 from the Cuyahoga County line to west of state Route 82 will have nightly lane restrictions in both directions throughout the week from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly. Chamberlin Road and Bedford Road under I-480 have daily lane restrictions, as does Shepard Road over I-480. Traffic will be maintained with flaggers.
• State Route 82 road work in Macedonia: North Bedford Road/East Valley View Road at Route 82 will be closed until early October for reconstruction and widening. A detour is posted.
• I-71 and I-76 in Medina County: Major reconstruction and widening of I-71, including addition of a third lane in each direction from one-half mile north of Leroy Road to one mile north of the I-76 interchange. Included are major modifications to the I-71/I-76 interchange. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction but there may be single-lane closings during non-peak hours. The project is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2010.
I-76 will be restricted to one lane of traffic in each direction from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through today.
• U.S. 224 ramp closing: The eastbound ramp to I-71 northbound is closed for pavement work as part of the I-71/I-76 project. A detour will be posted. The ramp will reopen Sept. 17.
• U.S. 224 lane restrictions: Between state Route 301 and U.S. 42, there will be one lane of two-way traffic as part of a resurfacing project until today.
• State Route 3 lane restrictions in Guilford Township: Between Greenwich Road and U.S. 42, Route 3 will be restricted to one lane of two-way traffic with flaggers as part of a resurfacing project. The work is to be completed by mid-September.
• Old Mill Road closing in Spencer Township: Between Spencer Road and Camp Road for approximately five weeks for replacement of a bridge.
• Spencer Mills Road closing in Spencer Township: Between Spencer Road and River Corners Road starting Monday for approximately six weeks for bridge replacement.
• Horning Road eastbound closing in Kent: From Loop Road to the city's east corporation limit through the end of October from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily Monday through Friday. A detour will be posted and delays should be expected. Westbound traffic will be maintained.
• State Route 59 in Franklin Township: Reduced to one lane in each direction from Powder Mill Road to Menough Road while widening work occurs on the south side of Route 59 until further notice.
• State Route 14 lane restrictions: From state Route 88 to the Streetsboro eastern city limits there will be various nighttime lane restrictions for resurfacing. Traffic will be maintained with flaggers. The entire project is scheduled to be complete by late September.
• U.S. 224 resurfacing in Atwater and Deerfield Townships: From Deerfield Circle to state Route 183, there are daily lane restrictions with traffic being maintained by flaggers from 7 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. daily until late September.
• East Maple Street closing in North Canton: Between Taft and Main streets today from approximately noon to 3 p.m. for renovation work at the Hoover facility.
• U.S. 62 and Cleveland Avenue in Canton and Plain Township: This week,
U.S. 62 from I-77 to Columbus Avenue will have various lane restrictions in both directions nightly through today from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. westbound and from 7 p.m. until 11 a.m. eastbound. Cleveland Avenue from 30th Street to U.S. 62 will have lane restrictions in both directions through today from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. This is part of a project to resurface U.S. 62 from I-77 to Columbus Avenue as well as make minor bridge repairs. It is to be completed by late September.
• State Route 21 in Massillon and Perry Township: Route 21 from just south of the U.S. 30 interchange to Walnut Street is reduced to one lane in each direction for resurfacing work. In addition, Route 21 over the Tuscarawas River is reduced to one lane in each direction. The project also includes the redecking and painting of the twin bridges over the river. It is scheduled to be completed by June.
• State Routes 43 and 619 in Lake Township: Route 43 from the Portage County line to Route 619 will have lane restrictions for resurfacing and bridge work until sometime in the fall.
• U.S. Route 30 and Deerfield Avenue in Tuscarawas Township: U.S. 30 from Alabama Avenue to the Wayne County line has various lane restrictions for bridge work. This work is part of a project to resurface U.S. 30 from the Wayne County line to the western Massillon city limits as well as the reconstruction of the Deerfield Avenue bridge until late October.
• State Routes 153 and 173 in Nimishillen, Marlboro, Washington and Lexington Townships: Routes 73 and 44 to just west of U.S. 62, and Route 153 from the eastern Louisville corporation limit to Parks Avenue have lane restrictions for resurfacing with traffic being maintained by flaggers. The work is expected to be completed by late October.
• Fulton Drive and Wales Avenue lane restrictions in Jackson Township: The intersection of Fulton Drive and Wales Avenue has various lane restrictions for intersection reconstruction and widening. The entire project is scheduled to be completed by October 2009.
• State Route 212 closed in Bethlehem Township: The bridge over the Tuscarawas River is closed through late September for bridge re-decking.
• State Routes 93 and 212 in Brewster and Beach City: Route 93 from the Tuscarawas County line to U.S. 62 and Route 212 from the Tuscarawas County line to U.S. 250 will have various lane restrictions for resurfacing. Traffic will be maintained with flaggers. The project is to be completed by late September.
• State Route 302, between the Ashland County line and County Road 30A: Restricted to one lane of two-way traffic as part of a chip seal project. It will be completed by Sept. 12.
• State Route 226 lane restrictions: Between state Route 3 and the village of Shreve, Route 226 is restricted to one lane of two-way traffic as part of a spot patching project until today.
• State Route 604 lane restrictions: Between state routes 83 and 585, one lane of two-way traffic will be maintained at all times with flaggers during a resurfacing project. The project will be completed by mid-October.
Elsewhere in Northeast Ohio:
• I-77, additional lane in Brecksville, Broadview Heights and Independence: Weekday lane closings are expected both daily and nightly. The Rockside Road eastbound ramp to I-77 northbound and I-77 southbound ramp to Pleasant Valley are both restricted to one narrow lane, as is the I-77 southbound ramp to Wallings Road.
• State Route 82 lane restrictions in Broadview Heights: The left lanes of state Route 82 (Royalton Road) will be closed in both directions beneath I-77 until late September. This is because of work taking place on the I-77 bridge and the Route 82 median.
• I-480 rehabilitation and I-77/I-480 ramp improvements in Independence: Work on the eastbound lanes between Tuxedo Avenue and the Valley View bridge continues. Traffic has been shifted to the south side of I-480. Work is expected to be completed in November.
• I-271 resurfacing in Bedford and Oakwood: There will be work nightly in both directions closing multiple lanes of I-271. The entire project will resurface I-271 between the Summit County line and Columbus Road and is expected to be completed in June 2009.
Traffic planners: Please fax traffic updates to 330-376-9235.