The Summit County Engineer’s Office is taking public comments through Sept. 30 on a proposed road improvement project for Boston Mills Road. Current plans call for the road to be closed for 45 days.
The proposed improvement consists of upgrading approximately 1,200 feet of Boston Mills Road starting at Riverview Road and extending to the west. The project will include milling the existing pavement, widening the paved shoulder, replacing the existing storm sewer, installing curb, making pavement repairs as needed, applying leveling and surface courses of asphalt, and applying new pavement markings.
The Summit County Engineer’s office designed the project in-house. Plans, specifications, and cost projections are complete and construction is anticipated to begin next spring.
The official detour for the closure of Boston Mills Road will route traffic along Riverview Road to Columbia Road to Black Road. The detour route will be in effect for 45 days.
The comment period for the project is now open. Any comments or questions should be submitted to Joe Paradise, P.E., Deputy Director of Engineering Services at or mailed to the Summit County Engineer, 538 East South Street, Akron Ohio  44311.