Motorists can let out a sigh of relief - 277 east is is open to traffic.
The nearly month-long closure between the Kenmore Leg and I-77 was scheduled to open late Sunday night.
Brent Kovacs, spokesman for the Ohio Department of Transportation District 4, said construction crews worked diligently to complete the first phase of construction at the scheduled date.
The entire construction project includes:
- The reconstruction of I-277/I-76/US 224 in the city of Akron.
- The resurfacing of I-271 from state Route 8 to the Cuyahoga County line.
- Bridge re-decking of seven bridges along I-77 in northern Summit County
Starting June 1, drivers will still have to adjust their routes as ODOT closes the Kenmore Leg for one week in each direction. However, the closures will not occur at the same time.
Construction on I-277 west will close between I-77 and the Kenmore Leg in late June for about a month.
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