Here is a list of road and lane closings in the Akron area:
Major highways abruptly closed: None.
•?Hawthorne Avenue, between West Market Street and Merriman Road: Closed Friday for about two week for sanitary sewer reconstruction. Work will be about 70 feet north of West Market. Detour via West Market, North Portage Path, Edgerton Avenue and Merriman Road.
•?Merriman Road, just south of the railroad tracks: Closed until about Feb. 12 for reconstruction of a sanitary sewer. Local access only is permitted from either end of detour closing. There will be no access across Merriman Road at the construction site. Posted detour is North Portage Path and Memorial Parkway.
•?South Portage Path, between Crosby Street and West Exchange Street: Closed until about Feb. 5 for sanitary sewer reconstruction. Work will be about 20 feet from West Exchange. Detour via West Exchange, South Rose Boulevard and West Market Street.
•?Howe Street, between Raymond Street and Haynes Street: Closed until about Feb. 5 for sanitary sewer reconstruction. Water main reconstruction may also be necessary. Detour via Raymond Street, West Thornton Street and Haynes Street.
• Newton Street and St. Leger Avenue project: Installation and reconstructing gas mains through the end of March on the following streets: Newton Street, from Goodyear Boulevard to Morningview Avenue; Honodle Avenue, from Watson Street to Morningview Avenue; Ottawa Avenue, from St. Leger Avenue to Morningview Avenue; Tonawanda Avenue, from Goodyear Boulevard to Morningview Avenue; Malasia Road, from Watson Street to Morningview Avenue; Watson Street, from Malasia Road to Tonawanda Avenue; St. Leger Avenue, from Newton Street to Tonawanda Avenue; and Morningview Avenue, from Preston Avenue to Huguelet Street. Work areas will be posted with minimal lane closings and flaggers will assist with traffic.
•?Manchester Road and Allenford Street project: Installation and reconstructing gas mains through the end of May on the following streets: Manchester Road, from Wilbeth Road to Maringo Avenue; Koerber Street, from Manchester Road to Edwin Avenue; Allenford Street, from Manchester Road west to dead end; Allenford Street, from Manchester Road to Nesmith Lake Boulevard; Westmoreland Street, from Manchester Road to Nesmith Lake Boulevard; Celtic Street, from Manchester Road to east of Pelton Avenue; Stanford Street, from Manchester Road to east of Edwin Avenue; Lockwood Street, from Manchester Road to east of Nesmith Lake Boulevard; Rexford Street, from Manchester Road west to Nesmith Lake Boulevard; Maringo Avenue, from Manchester Road west to dead end; and Edwin Avenue, from Stanford Street to Eckard Avenue. Work areas will be posted with minimal lane closings and flaggers will assist with traffic.
•?Rhodes Avenue and Bishop Street project: Installation and reconstructing gas mains through the end of April on the following streets: Rhodes Avenue, from South Maple Street to Monroe Street; Douglas Street, from Bishop Street to Cedar Street; Bell Street, from Bishop Street to South Maple Street; Bishop Street, from Douglas Street to Bell Street; Lillian Street, from Douglas Street to Bell Street; and Monroe Street, from Rhodes Avenue to Edgewood Avenue. Work areas will be posted with minimal lane closings and flaggers will assist with traffic.
•?Lovers Lane, between South Arlington Street and Talbot Avenue: Closed until Friday for reconstruction of a sanitary sewer. Detour via South Arlington, Cole Avenue and Inman Street.
•?Dan Street, between East North Street and Evans Avenue: Closed for sanitary and storm sewer construction until November. Detour via East North Street, Evans Avenue and Home Avenue.
•?Bellevue Avenue, between East Avenue and Fern Street: Closed until Feb. 5 for repair and reconstruction of a sanitary sewer. Local traffic and emergency vehicle access available from East Avenue or Fern Street to the construction area. Detour via East Avenue, Euclid Avenue and Fern Street.
•?Hickory Street, between North Street and Memorial Parkway: Closed until late 2018 to prepare for work on the Ohio Canal Interceptor Tunnel. It includes the temporary relocation of the Towpath Trail to Hickory Street from Maple Street to near Memorial Parkway.
•?North Connector Street, between Grant Street at the I-76 off ramp and Wolf Ledges Parkway: Closed until Friday for installation of a utility shaft, conduits and cable. Detour via Grant Street, Thornton Street and Wolf Ledges.
•?East Waterloo Road at the intersection of South Arlington Street: Lane restrictions for reconstruction of the intersection and signals. The road has been channelized to allow traffic flow through the area. Restrictions will change periodically. Final paving and pavement markings will be completed in the spring.
•?Massillon Road, between Seiberling Way and Triplett Boulevard: Temporarily reopened for the winter season. Work will continue on walks and drive aprons as weather permits.
Other road construction:
Elsewhere in Summit County:
•?State Route 18 (West Market Street) in Fairlawn: The I-77 northbound to Route 18 eastbound exit ramp is split by a newly created spur ramp to access Springside Drive north. The existing ramp will remain open to access Springside Drive south and Route 18 eastbound. Also, Route 18 between I-77 and Hametown Road has lane restrictions for road construction until further notice.
•?State Route 91, between Post Road and Glenwood Drive in Twinsburg: There is a new traffic pattern with one lane maintained in each direction, though it will be shifted to the westbound side of the road for drainage improvements through April.
•?I-271 in Macedonia: I-271 between Route 8 and the Cuyahoga County line has lane restrictions for road widening until further notice. Speed limit in this area is reduced to 50 mph during construction.
•?I-271 in Richfield and Richfield Township: I-271 from just south of Broadview Road to just south of state Route 303 has daily lane restrictions for road construction until further notice.
•?State Route 82, between Alexandria Drive and Longwood Park in Macedonia: Reduced to one 10-foot lane in each direction for road widening until further notice.
No current projects to report.
•?State routes 14 and 59 in Ravenna Township: Route 59 westbound between state Route 5 and Route 14 will be closed through early April for road reconstruction. Detour is Route 5 to Route 14. Newton Falls Road is permanently closed between Woodbine Road and state Route 14. Traffic will be rerouted to Route 59 using the newly constructed Peck Road connector.
•?State Route 800, between 34th Street and 45th Street in Canton Township: Reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction for road widening until further notice.
No current projects to report.
Elsewhere in Northeast Ohio:
•?I-77 bridge deck replacement over Cuyahoga River Valley, Independence and Cuyahoga Heights in Cuyahoga County: Occasional lane closings during off-peak hours are anticipated as only minor work remains on the project.
Traffic planners: Please fax traffic updates to 330-996-3033.