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Construction Closures

The Ohio Department of Transportation announced a change in the traffic pattern as well as several ramp closures which will affect motorists using the Central Interchange in Akron.

The list of traffic patterns and ramp closures will run from Oct. 29 at 8 p.m. until further notice:

  • The ramp from I-77 northbound to I-76 westbound will be closed. The detour will be I-277 westbound to I-76/Kenmore Leg eastbound.
  • From Oct. 30 at 8 p.m. and until further notice:
    The ramp from Route 8 southbound to I-76 westbound will be closed. The detour will be I-77 southbound to I-277 westbound to I-76/Kenmore Leg eastbound.
  • From Oct. 31 until further notice:
    I-76 westbound from just east of Route 59/Innerbelt to just east of I-77/Route 8/Central Interchange will be reduced to two lanes.
  • From Nov. 5 until further notice:
    The ramp from Lakeshore Boulevard to I-76 eastbound will be closed. The detour will be Lakeshore Boulevard to West Thorton Street to Grant Street to East Exchange Street to Spicer Street to Carroll Street to Route 8.‒ I-76 eastbound and westbound from just east of Route 59/Innerbelt to just east of I-77/Route 8/Central Interchange will be reduced to two lanes in each direction, with all traffic crossed over onto on the westbound lanes of I-76.

    The ramp from I-76 eastbound to I-77 southbound will be closed. The detour will be I-76/Kenmore Leg westbound to I-277 eastbound to I-77 southbound.

The work is part of an $84 million project to reconstruct I-76/Main Street and Broadway Street interchange in the city of Akron. The entire project is scheduled to be completed by July 2020.

For additional information and a complete list of area projects visit www.dot.state.oh.us.