Safe Routes to Schools 2015

Tallmadge Ave from N Main St to Cuyahoga Falls Ave, and Vernon Odom Blvd from Ruth Ave to Rhodes Ave.

Starts: June 2017
Ends: September 2017

Project Description

As part of the safe routes to school program, a road diet will be implemented along both Tallmadge Avenue and Vernon Odom Boulevard. These changes will provide safer, more calming traffic flow by creating a 'right sized' roadway which will also allow better options for cyclists and pedestrians. The existing four lane section will be re-striped to three standard width vehicle lanes with one through lane in each direction and a center two way left turn lane, as well as dedicated bicycle lanes.

Anticipated Maintenance of Traffic

Temporary lane and intersection closure for striping is anticipated. 

Dollar Value of Project


Benefits to Akron Upon Completion of Work

This work will enhance pedestrian and vehicular traffic along school routes.