ODOT: Signs not delivered in time for scheduled Akron road closures, ramps to stay open for now

Posted at 7:08 AM, Aug 03, 2016

Three ramps to Akron's Central Interchange were expected to close overnight but they're open this morning after a hiccup in planning delayed construction.

According to the Ohio Department of Transportation, road closure signs were not put in place by the time roads were scheduled to close overnight.

A spokesperson with ODOT said he doesn't know why the signs were not put in place and they have a meeting scheduled with the contractor Wednesday to find out what happened.

While all of that gets figured out, the ramp from I-77 northbound to I-76 westbound and the ramp from State Route 8 southbound to I-76 westbound are open.

The ramp from I-76 east to I-77 south will not close Wednesday night as expected. 

The ramps were set to shut down as part of a multi-year project to remove old bridges, making way to eventually widen the interstate. 

ODOT officials say have worked with the contractor responsible before.

More information about the planned construction here.