Akron to apply for state funding to help repave several roads. Reported by Betty Lin-Fisher. The city of Akron is applying for state funding to help pay for nine possible road projects, including the brick pavement reconstruction of Mull Avenue. Akron City Council’s planning committee on Monday afternoon voted to suspend the rules and place the ordinance authorizing the city to apply for the funds from the Ohio Public Works Commission on the evening’s agenda. The applications are due by July 6. City Council unanimously passed the ordinance.