ODOT Opens First of 2 Big ‘Flyover’ Ramps at Central Interchange

AKRON, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – A major milestone was reached Wednesday morning on the I-76/I-77 Akron Beltway reconstruction project.

One of the two new ramps termed “flyover ramp bridges” by ODOT has opened.

The high level ramp takes traffic from I-76 eastbound to State Route 8 northbound.

The new structure includes one just over one million pounds of structural steel, 500,000 pounds of epoxy coated reinforcing steel and 2,400 cubic yards of concrete.

It’s part of the $161 million Akron Beltway reconstruction project.

It’s scheduled to be completed by late summer 2025.