SR 91 & Norton Road Improvement Project

Project Description

Improvements in Hudson and Stow in the SR 91 (Darrow Road) and Norton Road area are currently under way.  These improvements will better accommodate vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians on Norton Road. This works includes adding right-turn-only lanes and resurfacing on both SR 91 and Norton Road. In addition, the project will include upgraded signalization of the intersection, a shared-use path on Norton Road, plus new curbs, walks, signing, pavement markings, and drainage improvements to SR 91.

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Purpose and Need

The intersection of SR 91 and Norton Road currently experiences substantial traffic delays and congestion, especially during rush hour traffic. The purpose of the project is to reduce the delay that is experienced by travelers.

Maintenance of Traffic

During construction, temporary lane closures will be required, but access shall be maintained to all residences and commercial establishments. Two-way traffic will be maintained throughout the project.

Related documents for this project can be viewed by clicking here: SR 91 & Norton Road Improvement Project.

The City of Stow Engineering Department is the lead agency. If you have any questions, call 330-689-2719 or email Jim McCleary here

The bridge on SR 91/Darrow Road over the bike trail has been replaced with an arch culvert. The bike trail between Sowul Boulevard and Norton Road is open. The trail surface is compacted limestone. Additional work such as sealing, painting, and grouting the culvert along with placing the asphalt base and surface will take place when it is warmer in late spring and summer, at which time the trail will be closed. Please view the Summit County Metro Parks website for bike trail updates and alternative routes.

Darrow Road now has two lanes, northbound and southbound, and a left turn lane for southbound traffic at Fishcreek Road. Fishcreek Road has been reconstructed with new curbs and a future turn lane to southbound Darrow Road.  The contractor is now working on replacing the existing traffic signals at SR 91/Norton Road and installing a new traffic signal at SR 91/Fishcreek Road. The signal work will continue into the spring.  Once operational, the temporary signal at the Shoppes of Stow and Bruegger’s Bagels will be removed.

Storm sewer and waterline work will also continue along Norton Road with daily temporary lane restrictions.  When all underground work is completed, the turn lanes on Norton Road will be constructed later this spring.  The final asphalt installation for the entire project will be installed in the summer, 2017.