AKRON, Ohio — Breathe Akron drivers. Breathe. More traffic changes are happening to I-76 in Akron.
I-76 westbound lane restriction update. https://t.co/1u8Y8BJrto— ODOT Akron (@ODOT_Akron) February 6, 2019
Construction crews are closing I-76 westbound at Princeton Street down to one lane as emergency pavement repairs are made.
I-76 westbound will be reduced to one lane until Friday, Feb. 8 at 4 p.m.
On Thursday, traffic was already starting to back up on I-76 westbound.
Traffic is starting to back up on 76 WB. Construction crews are making emergency repairs to 76 near Princeton street. The highway is down to one lane. pic.twitter.com/EEkJlNEn5g— Jon Rudder (@JonRudder) February 7, 2019
Motorist should expect delays and try to avoid the area. Drivers can take I-76 to I-77 southbound to I-277 westbound to I-76 eastbound/Kenmore Leg to I-77 northbound as an alternate route, ODOT suggests.
The emergency repairs happening on I-76 are separate from the repairs happening on the East Avenue Bridge, reducing I-76 eastbound to one lane, according to ODOT.