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Resurfacing of Exchange Street to Start Monday, May 14


Complete Street renovation of Cedar and Exchange Streets will result in safer, smoother pavement and pedestrian-friendly design

City of Akron Press Release
From the desk of Ellen Lander Nischt, Press Secretary
Published: 05-11-2018

Akron, Ohio, May 11, 2018 As part of the Cedar and Exchange Complete Streets Project, the City is set to begin resurfacing Exchange Street, between Route 59/Rand Avenue and S. Portage Path on Monday May 14, 2018. The City will then resurface Cedar Street between Route 59/Rand Avenue and Rhodes Avenue, which is scheduled to begin within the next month and be completed by mid-July. The City will make adjustments to traffic light timing in an effort to minimize traffic congestion.

For the convenience of motorists, a minimum of one lane of traffic will be maintained during all paving operations. However, motorists should expect delays during the resurfacing and should take caution to watch out for operating construction equipment, raised manhole castings, and bumps/dips in the roadway.  Dart Avenue will remain open to West Market Street for westbound motorists electing to avoid the area.

“We know that roadway construction can be frustrating—but the end result will be well worth the temporary inconvenience,” Mayor Dan Horrigan said. “The pavement in this area is in dire need of replacement, and we are pleased that the newly constructed roadway will result in significantly improved traffic flow and design.”

Access to driveways will be maintained throughout construction, but side streets may be closed when work is in the area. Akron METRO will have temporary bus stops and motorists are encouraged to be patient while passengers are being picked up and dropped off.

Please visit for more information about current construction work in Akron. 


For further information, contact:
Ellen Lander Nischt
Press Secretary / Assistant Director of Law
Phone: 3303752325
E-mail: [email protected]

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