The Ohio Department of Transportation plans on holding a public meeting to inform people about a proposed $20 million project that will change how people commute around East Akron.
ODOT Spokesman Justin Chesnic explains the project that will eliminate the I-76/77 bridges over Johnston and Spicer streets.
"What we're going to do is we're going to relocate those routes, then fill in the area below with dirt to create an embankment," Chesnic said.
"Eventually we will get rid of those bridges that are on mainline 76 and 77 and treat those as pavement."
The public can look over the plans and ask questions at the Leggett CLC on Thornton Avenue from 5 to 7 p.m.
Chesnic says the bridges need to be replaced, but the project will be less costly if ODOT decides to build up the earth below instead of constructing new bridges.
He says the construction shouldn't affect commuters too much.
"They will use the relocation of Johnston Street to get to Brown Street which is just north of I-76/77," says Chesnic.
"They can use that route to get to Brown Street, and that street runs north/south, so it will cause somewhat of an impact, but people should be able to get around fairly easily."
The project is expected to begin in the summer of 2015.