Akron's Middleton Road Waterline Replacement Project
Update April 14 2020
The lowering portion of the Middleton Road resurfacing project is scheduled to commence during the week of April 20, 2020 (weather permitting). During the lowering work, Middleton Road will be closed for approximately five (5) days, just east of Darrow Road and a detour. will be posted. The resurfacing of Middleton Road between Stow Road and SR 91 will occur after the lowering portion of the project is completed, sometime in mid-May.
Resurfacing of Middleton Road from SR 91 to Stow Road is included in the City’s 2020 Asphalt Resurfacing Program. The resurfacing will be performed in conjunction with the lowering of a section of Middleton Road just east of Darrow Road. The lowering of this section of Middleton Road is being completed due to a safety site distance issue when westbound traffic is approaching the intersection. During the lowering work, Middleton Road will be closed for approximately five (5) days, just east of Darrow Road. No traffic will be permitted during this closure and a detour will be posted.
The road closure is anticipated in June, 2020, after schools are out of session. More information, including detour route, will be posted once the date of the closure has been established.
Middleton and Darrow Road Water Project Update:
The City of Akron’s contractor has finished the water main installation along Middleton Road. Construction crews will continue working along SR 91 finalizing the bolt replacement work through December. Roadway patching and driveway apron replacement along Middleton Road will be completed thereafter. Grass restoration and overall site cleanup will be completed the week of November 25th.
Resurfacing of Middleton Road:
With the waterline replacement coming to a completion late in the fall, the resurfacing of Middleton Road between SR 91 and Stow Road will take place in 2020 due to cold temperatures and potential for precipitation. In order for proper asphalt installation and striping, warmer dry weather is necessary. The resurfacing of Middleton Road will occur along with the lowering of a portion of Middleton Road just east of Darrow Road that needs addressed due to safety site distance issues.
The Middleton Road Waterline Replacement project by the City of Akron has been scheduled to begin May 28, 2019 near the Stow Road/Middleton Road intersection. This project is being funded by the Hudson Projects Surcharge.
The project includes two parts:
- Part 1 includes the installation of a new 16” water main and fire hydrants on Middleton Road from Stow Road west to Darrow Road (SR 91). After bolt replacements are complete, the contractor expects to begin replacing the 16" water main in Middleton Road at Darrow Road in the beginning of July. Work will begin at the west end and work eastward to Stow Road. Work is anticipated to be completed in late November.
- Part 2 includes bolt replacement along Darrow Road (SR 91) from Middleton Road north to the Hudson/Twinsburg corporation line. The contractor plans to begin in the spring performing bolt replacements on Darrow Road.
Resurfacing of Middleton Road will take place as soon as the water line work is completed and accepted. If the resurfacing of Middleton Road needs pushed to 2020, the City of Hudson's Public Works Department will maintain Middleton Road in 2019.