Representative Anthony DeVitis (R-Green) today applauded the recent unveiling of major new road construction in Summit County. Implemented through the Transportation Review Advisory Council (TRAC), the new projects are set to begin sooner than initially projected and without a tax increase.

In Summit County, I-76 and 77 will be reconstructed for safety reasons, and to reduce congestion, on the Main/Broadway interchange. Because of the funding plan, the construction date is in 2016 rather than not starting until 2027 as originally estimated. In addition, a third lane will be added on I-271 along with reconstruction of the road.

“I am pleased that the Akron area was seen as a priority and is being improved much earlier than initially planned,” Rep. DeVitis said. “Keeping Ohio's highway infrastructure healthy is a key component of our continuing march towards economic growth, development and job opportunities for our residents.”
The new northwest Ohio projects are part of Governor John Kasich’s Jobs and Transportation Plan for the state, which works to create 60,000 new jobs along with a $3 billion investment in infrastructure over six years.

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