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Traffic Report: Light traffic on a holiday weekend commute

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CLEVELAND -- Your traffic updates and information for Friday, July 5, 2013 from WTAM 1100 Total Traffic and WKYC.

6:55 a.m.: Akron: Accident cleared on Copley Rd at I-77.

6:54 a.m.: Richmond Hts.: Richmond road center turn lane and one lane each north and southbound have been reopened between Monticello/Wilson Mills and Highland roads.

6:48 a.m.: Early morning rain gives way to clouds later on during rush hour. No sun glare, that's for sure!

6:40 a.m.: The holiday weekend means lighter traffic along your commute. Light traffic on pretty much every major highway.

6:35 a.m.: Akron: Accident reported on Copley Rd at I-77.

6:25 a.m.: Crews removing barricade on the Hillary side of the Richmond Rd. closure. Whole road should reopen soon. Power is out on the street and road will likely close again later for crews to repair pole damaged in crash.

5:43 a.m.: The crash closure is different from the fire. Our crew is at the scene of the crash working to get more information.

5:37 a.m.: WKYC crew reports the fire at Richmond & Chardon is contained. This was a shopping center. Will have update on reported crash on Richmond and Highland shortly.

5:34 a.m.: Additional report in same area as the crash of a serious fire near Richmond & Chardon roads. Officials will not confirm if these are the same incident.

5:15 a.m.: Rain showers scattered throughout the area. Be careful on wet, slippery roads.

5 a.m.:  Richmond Hts.: Richmond Rd closed due to accident after Monticello Blvd/Wilson Mills Rd and Highland Rd. Injury accident between Hillary and Highland.

Construction Notes:


• Medina County: Eastbound down to ONE LANE from S.R. 57 to Medina/Summit county line through Sept. 2013
• Wadsworth: EB on-ramp closed at Rt 261 through October.


• Canton: Roadway reduced to two lanes NB/SB between Tuscarawas/Stark County Line and Fohl St/Exit 99 through September for road resurfacing.


• Richfield: Road construction. Left lane closed. I 80/Ohio Turnpike WB between I 77 and I-71 through late November.


• Ashtabula County: Various LANE RESTRICTIONS eastbound and westbound east of S.R. 84 (Conneaut River bridge) to PA state line until Oct. 2013
• Lorain County: Down to TWO LANES EB & WB, east of S.R. 57 through Nov. 2013
• Avon/Westlake: Down to TWO LANES EB, from S.R. 83 to Crocker/Bassett roads


Downtown Cleveland

• Harvard Ave/Harvard Rd bridge closed EB/WB between E 100th St and E 103rd St. through October 2013 as crews replace the bridge structure over the railroad tracks. Drivers will be detoured via East 93rd Street, Miles Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive to avoid the closure.
• EASTBOUND TRAFFIC ONLY on Cedar Ave. from E. 89th St. to MLK Jr. Dr.; westbound traffic detours to Carnegie Ave. until June 2014
• E. 21st St. on ramp to I-77 SB CLOSED until both Innerbelt Bridges are completed (approx. 2016)
• Ontario St. on ramp to Innerbelt south/west CLOSED until late July 2013
• Abbey Ave. exit from Innerbelt south/west CLOSED until late 2013

Downtown Akron

• Memorial Pkwy. will be reduced to one lane in each direction at the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railway bridge, west of Hickory St., until approximately April 19, 2013, in preparation for replacement of the bridge.
• Akron: Road reconstruction scheduled to leave one lane getting by in each direction through late July on W. Wilbeth Rd, both EB/WB between S Manchester Rd Byp and Dallas Ave

Other Construction Notes

• Westlake: Bridge demolition work on Detroit Rd in both directions, west of Clague Rd. Bridge Replacement over Sperry Creek scheduled to leave only one lane getting by in each direction through late October.
• Canton: Dueber Ave SW closed in both directions over I 77 (US 62) for bridge repairs through late June. The detour is Bolivar Rd to Sherman Church Ave to SR 627.
• Gates Mills/Mayfield Heights: Mayfield Rd closed WB between County Line Rd and Rt 91/Som Center Rd until July.
• Dover: W Wilbeth Rd EB/WB down to one lane in each direction between S Manchester Rd Byp and Dallas Ave through late July
• Macedonia: Highland Rd. EB/WB CLOSED west of Roll And Hold Pkwy. for work on railroad tracks though mid-Oct. 2013
• Avon: Lear Nagle Rd. CLOSED NB/SB on I-90 overpass for new interchange construction through Sept. 2013
• Mentor: Heisley Rd. (S.R. 44) CLOSED over S.R. 2 through mid-Oct. 2013; expect periodic daily LANE CLOSURES on S.R. 2 under Heisley Rd. during off-peak travel hours


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