Changes Start First Thing Thursday on Akron Beltway System
AKRON, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – Some of the big changes occurring at the Central Interchange and at I-77/224/277 in Akron are scheduled to kick in Thursday morning at 6.
The long-closed ramp from I-77 North to Westbound I-76 (bottom of above picture) is to re-open.
That means I-77 North traffic will no longer need to detour onto 277 and the Kenmore Leg.
Also reopening: both the 277/224 East and 224 West ramps to 77 North.
ODOT says the reopening of the Route 8 Southbound ramp to Wstbound 76 has been delayed until early next week.
New ramp closings:
With the reopenings come some new closures starting next week.
Of greatest interest to Stark County-area drivers, the I-76 East ramp to 77 South will close on Tuesday for nearly two years, says ODOT.
That means Southbound I-77 traffic will now need to use the Kenmore and 277 to stay on 77.
Also closing on Tuesday:
I-76/U.S. 224 eastbound ramp to I-76/Kenmore Leg northbound.
And I-76/Kenmore Leg northbound to I-76 eastbound/I-77 southbound.