AKRON -- A new detour strikes the Akron area throughout the weekend as crews will be closing the I-77 South exit ramp to US 224 East.
According to ODOT, that closure takes effect at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, and will remain closed through Monday, Aug. 13 at 6 a.m.
The suggested detour is I-77 South to Arlington Road to I-77 North.
ODOT says the closure is being done to make room for bridge repairs.
Meanwhile, Akron drivers are still being detoured in another heavily traveled location as crews have closed I-76 West (Kenmore Leg) between I-77 and I-277/US 224. That closure, which is expected to remain closed through Monday, is due to bridge and pavement repairs.
As a result of the Kenmore Leg, the following ramp closures will remain in place:
- East Ave. exit ramp from I-76 West/ I-77 North. The detour is I-77 North to SR 261 (V. Odom Blvd.) to Frederick Blvd. to SR 261 (V. Odom Blvd) to East Ave.
- I-77 North to I-76 West (Kenmore Leg). The detour is I-77 North to SR 21 South. Traffic coming from the Central Interchange or downtown Akron can use I-77 South to I-277/US 224 West.
- I-77 South to I-76 West (Kenmore Leg). The detour is I-77 South to I-277/US 224 West.