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Emergency pavement repairs on I-76 westbound at Princeton Street reduced traffic to one lane

Posted at 7:58 AM, Feb 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-07 07:58:11-05

AKRON, Ohio — Breathe Akron drivers. Breathe. More traffic changes are happening to I-76 in Akron.

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.

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.

RELATED:East Avenue Bridge repairs close ramps and portions of I-76/Kenmore Leg in Akron