Rand Ave to Locust St
Starts: April 25, 2016
Ends: December 31, 2018
No Access (Detour Posted)
As part of the Oak Park Renewal (SR-59) project, Kenmore Construction, G. Stephens and the City of Akron continue work on Dart and Rand Avenues. Traffic on Rand Avenue has been shifted into the right lane and work has begun on the left lane. The intersection of Rand and Wills Ave. has been reopened to traffic.
On Dart Avenue, work in the right lane is planned to be completed by Tuesday, September 20 when traffic will be flipped from the left lane and access to both Center and Ash Streets will be re-opened.
Once work begins in the left lane of Dart Ave., the entrance ramp to SR 59 E from W. Exchange St. will be closed permanently, and the portion of Dart Ave. located between Ash St. and W. Market will be closed until the end of November, 2016. The detour route for the ramp closure will be Dart Ave. north to the next entrance ramp and the detour for Dart Ave. will be SR-59 E.,
N. Main St. to W. Market St.
The exit ramp from SR 59 E to Downtown / W. Market St. continues to be closed. Drivers are being directed to use the Cedar St./Exchange St. exit for access to Downtown. The entrance ramp to SR 59 W from Rand Ave., near W. Center St. is also closed and drivers are being directed to use the ramp located west of Cedar Street. Each ramp will remain closed throughout the project. This part of the project is currently planned to be completed by the end of December, 2016 and is being done in preparation for the removal of SR 59 between W. Exchange St. and W. Market St. which currently is planned to begin February, 2017.
Signage will continue to be provided to help direct traffic through the construction zones throughout the duration of the project.