(City of Akron) Akron, Ohio, April 28, 2021 — Today, Mayor Dan Horrigan has released the full 2021 Akron Resurfacing list. This is the largest annual resurfacing program in the history of the City of Akron at over $11 million which will enable the City to pave approximately 85 miles of roadway through Akron’s neighborhoods and business districts. This is over 5 times the average annual investment in streets between 2010 and 2015, when the City was only able to pave an average of 16 miles each year. The contracting legislation will be submitted to Akron City Council for approval in the coming weeks.
A list of streets scheduled for resurfacing in 2021 (including alternates) is available here.
“The condition of Akron's roadways remain one of the concerns we hear most often from residents," said Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan. "That's why I have made them a top priority since taking office, and I’m proud to say that this year we have invested in the largest resurfacing program in the history of our City. While we can't fix every road overnight, our infrastructure investments are paying off in sustained improvements to our roadways, and this year’s program will continue to build on that forward progress."
In creating the resurfacing list each year, the City grades the condition of each street and paves the “worst first,” taking into consideration traffic conditions and clustering streets together to reduce mobilization costs and maximize efficiency. Funds for resurfacing are distributed as evenly as possible amongst the City’s ten wards.
Thanks to Akron voters passing the 0.25% Safety and Streets income tax increase in 2017, the City has been able to resurface 141 miles of roadway since 2018. Adding approximately 85 miles this year, the total resurfaced miles will be 226.
Signage will be posted on each street several days before resurfacing work is scheduled to begin. Periodic updates to the repaving program will be posted on the City’s social media pages (Facebook: City of Akron, Ohio – Mayor’s Office; Twitter: @AkronOhioMayor.) Residents with specific questions are encouraged to call the Mayor’s 3-1-1 Action Center for more information.