Another week long closure begins this week for motorists who use the Kenmore Leg.
The Ohio Department of Transportation will close the westbound lanes of 76 West starting today between I-77 and I-277 for one week.
The following ramp closures will also be in place with the closure:
· East Ave. exit ramp from I-76 west/ I-77 north. The detour is I-77 north to SR 261 (V. Odom Blvd.) to Frederick Blvd. to SR 261 (V. Odom Blvd) to East Ave.
· I-77 north to I-76 west (Kenmore Leg). The detour is I-77 north to SR 21 South. Traffic coming from the Central Interchange or Downtown Akron can use I-77 south to I-277/US 224 west.
· I-77 south to I-76 west (Kenmore Leg). The detour is I-77 south to I-277/US 224 west.
This part of $13.2 million project to resurface I-277, I-76 and US 224 from the Kenmore Leg to I-77 and continuing on US 224 to just east of Kelly Avenue along with various bridge work to 18 structures. The entire project is scheduled for completion in late October 2013.
ODOT District 4 Spokesman Brent Kovacs says this portion of the $13.2 million project will be the final complete closure in 2012.
Kovacs says the complete closure provides construction crews safety and and complete access to the roadways.
"If they did this project with just lane restrictions , it would take them over two year to complete this project," Kovacs said.
The westbound lanes of the Kenmore leg are expected to reopen August 13th.
Click here for the latest information from ODOT.
If you've been driving the Kenmore Leg -- and banging your head against the steering wheel as the Ohio Department of Transportation closes major portions of I-277 for resurfacing work -- it might help to see just what you've been missing.
ODOT has a video news release posted to it's YouTube account detailing the roadway removal, structural work including drilling existing concrete to place new rebar elements, and new layers of asphalt as part of it's work on the westbound lanes of the highway. The video makes a point of noting worker safety is a key issue since those rebuilding the highway don't have to worry about speeding cars just a construction cone away.
ODOT expects the construction work to be completed by mid-July, just in time to give motorists time to get re-aquainted with the highway ahead of the Hall of Fame and World Golf Championship weekends.
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(ODOT) ODOT District 4 is now using video updates to inform the public on current road construction projects. The YouTube link below is an update on our Interstate 277 westbound closure. We are about half way through the 28 day closure on I-277 west and a lot of work has been completed up to this point. This video shows milling, full depth repairs and paving operations taking place over the past two weeks.
Akron motorists will have to gear up for another headache on the roads.
Starting tonight at 9 p.m., the Ohio Department of Transportation will be closing the eastbound lanes of the Kenmore Leg (I-76) for nine days for bridge and pavement repairs. The closure will last through Sunday, June 10.
The detour will be will be I-277/US 224 east to I-77 north and then to I-76 west.
The construction is part of a $13.2 million project to resurface I-76, Interstate 277 and US 224.
The following ramp closures will also be in place with the Kenmore Leg closure:
The westbound lanes of the Kenmore Leg will close at a later date.
Click here for the latest traffic updates from ODOT.
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