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UPDATE: Kenmore Leg Closing in Akron Delayed Until Weekend

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AKRON, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – There’s a short reprieve if you use the Kenmore Leg of the Akron freeway system.

Because of the weather, the Kenmore Leg closing set to start Thursday night will not begin until Friday night at 10.

Most of the ramps will close Friday night, with a few others Sunday night.

It’s because of the repaving being done on I-76 and 77 from Route 59 up to Vernon Odom Blvd.

ODOT District 4’s Justin Chesnic says the closures will put a lot more traffic on 76/77, so give yourself extra time.

Here is the long list of closings from ODOT:

    Beginning Friday evening, June 4, at 10 p.m. the following lane restriction and ramps closures will be in place through mid-August:

  • I-77 south to I-76/Kenmore Leg. The detour will be I-76 eastbound to I-77 southbound to I-277 westbound to I-76 westbound. (Alternate Route: I-77 southbound to SR-21 southbound to I-76)
  • Vernon Odom Blvd. to I-77 southbound. The detour will be Romig Road to State Street to I-76/U.S. 224 eastbound to I-277 to I-77
  • I-76/U.S. 224 eastbound ramp to I-76/Kenmore Leg. The detour will be I-277 eastbound to I-77 northbound to I-76.
  • I-277 westbound to I-76/Kenmore Leg. The detour will be I-77 northbound to I-76. (Alternate route I-76 westbound to State Route 21 northbound to I-77).
  • Kenmore Blvd. to I-76/Kenmore Leg. The detour will be Wooster Road to State Street to I-76.
  • I-77 southbound between V. Odom Blvd. and East Blvd. will be reduced to two lanes

Beginning Sunday evening, June 6, at 10 p.m. the following lane restriction and ramp closures will be in place through mid-August:

  • The I-76/I-77 westbound ramp to I-76/Kenmore Leg. The detour will be I-77 southbound to I-277 westbound to I-76 westbound.
  • I-77 northbound to V. Odom Blvd. The detour will be I-77 northbound to Copley Rd. to I-77 southbound to V. Odom Blvd.
  • 22nd to I-76/Kenmore Leg. The detour will be 22nd St. to Kenmore Blvd. to East Ave. to I-76 West.

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