The project consisted of full pavement replacement from I-76 at the southern limits, to Vernon Odom Boulevard at the intersection of Wadsworth Road (SR261), at the northern limits. Improvements included concrete pavement with concrete curbs, sidewalk replacement on the east side of Romig Road and new sidewalk constructed on the west side, water main replacement, sewer lining and repairs, sanitary sewer upsizing and extension, sewer lateral construction, street lighting replacement with LED fixtures, traffic signal upgrade with interconnect, drive apron replacements and street tree installation.
The significance of this project is that the new roadway will serve the high volume of truck traffic that will frequent the newly announced Amazon Fulfilment Center at the former Rolling Acres Mall site, and provide access to both Interstate 77 to the north and Interstate 76 to the south.
The project staff worked diligently to keep the project on schedule in light of the numerous buried utilities that have been in conflict with the work. The work proceeded through the winter in order to maintain the aggressive schedule presented by the needs of the Amazon Fulfilment Center.
The City of Akron