Akron kicks off road construction for the year

May 8, 2013 by  

As the weather gets warmer and drier, it is possible for workers to begin various road construction projects. According to an item dated April 25, a number of such projects have already been started in and around Akron, Ohio.

The total amount earmarked for the work comes in at approximately $100m for the projects scheduled for Summit County. Officials of the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) announced the work scheduled for the year, and explained that new projects are planned in Green, New Franklin and Coventry.

Currently, active projects in the county are estimated to cost $24.8m, with an additional $79.5m for work to begin later this year, coming to a total of $104.3m. ODOT officials added that the agency is committed to being business-friendly during construction, since major road repairs can make it difficult for customers to get to their favorite stores. This year, officials have discussed the road improvements with those businesses along Route 93, a major state route, to let them know about the projects ahead of time.

According to ODOT District 4 public information officer Justin Chesnic, officials go to visit local businesses a week or 10 days before work begins to see how the project will affect the traffic patterns in the area, and whether any streets will be closed. They let the businesses know what is likely to happen so they can notify their customers.

One of the best ways Akron can contact their customers is to work with flyer printing experts to suggest alternate routes to their locations. They can also remind customers they are open during construction and thank them for their continued patronage.