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Major construction closures expected in Akron for road improvements

Ramp closures along the Kenmore Leg
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Published: Jun. 1, 2021 at 10:32 AM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Beginning Thursday night, the Ohio Department of Transportation will begin work to make major improvements in the Akron area.

As a result, many ramp closures are set to close through mid-August.

In the first phase, work will be focused on two areas: I-76/I-77 near the Kenmore Leg between East Avenue and Vernon Odom Boulevard.

Ramp closures include:

  • I-77 south to I-76/Kenmore Leg. (Detour: I-76 eastbound to I-77 southbound to I-277 westbound to I-76 westbound. Alternate Route: I-77 southbound to SR-21 southbound to I-76)
  • I-76/I-77 westbound ramp to I-76/Kenmore Leg. (Detour: I-77 southbound to I-277 westbound to I-76 westbound)
  • V. Odom Blvd. to I-77 southbound. (Detour: Romig Road to State Street to I-76 to I-277 to I-77)
  • I-77 northbound to V. Odom Blvd. (Detour: I-77 northbound to Copley Road to I-77 southbound to V. Odom Blvd)
  • I-76 eastbound ramp to I-76/Kenmore Leg. (Detour: I-277 eastbound to I-77 northbound to I-76)
  • I-277 westbound to I-76/Kenmore Leg. (Detour: I-77 northbound to I-76. Alternate route: I-76 westbound to SR 21 northbound to I-77)
  • Kenmore Blvd. to I-76 Kenmore Leg. (Detour: Wooster Road to State Street to I-76)
  • 22nd St. to I-76/Kenmore Leg. (Detour: 22nd St. to Kenmore Blvd. to East Ave. to I-76 west)

The second section of work on Route 8 and I-77 from Lafollette Street to Carol Street Route 8 traffic will be shifted to the outside lanes while median work is being done at the Central Interchange.

Additionally, I-77 SB from Cole Avenue to I-277/Rt. 224 will also be temporarily re-striped to four lanes to help with traffic during the detours.

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