Akron: Mixed news for infrastructure in the city

AKRON -- The news is good -- and bad -- when it comes to infrastructure in Akron.

That's according to a new report released by the Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study.

The study found that Greater Akron's roads are in better condition than roads in other metropolitan areas in Northeast Ohio, but slightly worse than other roads in Ohio.

It also found 71 of the 984 bridges in the region are "structurally deficient," and will need a significant amount of money to be repaired. The average age of Akron's bridges is 49 years. This also means that bridges in the area will begin to require more time and money in the near future to keep them in order.

12 percent of roads in the area are in "poor" condition.

The study found that overall, roads and bridges in our area are in decent condition, but will require time and money to keep them that way.

AMATS used data from ODOT in the study.


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