Summit County Council has put on hold a plan to turn three controversial roads into township roads.
Rothrock Road, Rothrock Loop and Springside Connector are in the area of the proposed new Wal-Mart and Sam's Club in Montrose.
Heidi Swindell with the Summit County Engineers Office says the county believes that the blocked off roads no longer meet the definition of county roads.
"Basically, with Rothrock Road being barricaded off now, it is no longer a through street," Swindell tells AkronNewsNow.com, "and the prosecutor's office believes that means it no longer qualifies as a county road."
Fairlawn moved to block access to the roads, which are in Copley Township.
Copley Township is appealing a court ruling in favor of the roads being blocked, and trustee Helen Humphreys says they want the road status unchanged while that appeal is in the court system.
"We're hoping that until such time as the court of appeals makes a decision," Humphreys tells AkronNewsNow.com, "that it remains a county road."
Turning the roads into township roads would give the responsibilty for them to Copley Township, though there'd still be some negotiation with the county engineer's office as far as some repairs to the roads.
And Swindell says if the roads are made township roads, and Fairlawn then opens them again, the status is reversible.