Thursday, March 7, 2013
City working on details of project; ODOT will review proposed ramp closures for 2014
Construction on the Graham Road widening project may lead to the closure of some Route 8 ramps during the summer of 2014. Stow City Engineer Jim McCleary said they determined just last month that the Graham Road on-and-off ramps for Route 8 may need to be closed during construction on the project. "It’s very difficult to build some of these projects with the ramps open and maintaining traffic," McCleary said. More than 23,000 cars per day traveled on Graham Road near the Route 8 interchange in 2011, according to traffic data maintained by the Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study. McCleary said whether or not the ramps will be closed remains a bit of an uncertainty for now. If the ramps are closed, how long they will be closed also …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The drivers involved in the crash sustained minor injuries, according to Cuyahoga Falls police.
Updated 2:36 p.m. A four-car accident occurred at 11:40 a.m. Tuesday on State Route 8 Southbound near the Second Street exit, according to Cuyahoga Falls police dispatch. A Kia Sorrento was flipped upside down in the wreck, and Cuyahoga Falls firefighters had to free the driver. A Cadillac Escalade also sustained heavy front end damage. Paramedics assisted on scene. The motorists sustained minor injuries in the crash, police said. Two lanes are closed near the accident scene. Traffic should be moving again by about 3:26 p.m., according to the Patch Commute map. Editor's note: Initial reports indicated the accident occurred on State Route 8 Northbound, just south of the Graham Road exit. Those reports were incorrect. The accident …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
The cones will be set up all weekend and construction will continue until June 20.
The cones are sticking around on State Route 8 in the high speed lane for about another week still. Mayor Sara Drew said construction crews are making progess patching up all the cracks and potholes, but there's still work to be done. "I looked at the work site last week and there's a big difference," said Drew. "You can already notice a difference, it's a smooth drive." She added that Street Superintendent Don Brooker said the Ohio Department of Transportation plans to resurface Route 8 in 2016 or 2017, and this time, they won't use concrete. "Hopefully in the future we won't have big chunks coming out anymore," she said.
Monday, June 11, 2012
Construction that began last week to fix potholes and cracks on State Route 8 continues this week.
Friday, June 8, 2012
The incident shut down the state route Thursday evening around 9:30 p.m.
A load of wood on the back of a Ford F-150 caught fire Thursday evening on State Route 8, closing the road for about an hour, according to police. No one was hurt and the occupants of the truck were out of the car and on scene when the police and fire departments arrived. Police Lt. Anne Stirm said officers were called to assist the fire department and control traffic. State Route 8 was closed at 9:48 pm and officers cleared the scene at 10:30 p.m., said Stirm. "This was a vehicle fire with no criminal conduct associated with the fire," she said. Stow Patch requested information from the fire department. Be sure to check back today for an update.
The far left lane on the state route will be closed through the weekend into next week.
Originally, Stow Mayor Sara Drew thought construction on State Route 8 to repair cracks and potholes would be done by June 8 — but construction will continue into next week now. Crews began to fix potholes and cracks on the state route Monday. Crews will wrap up work every day at 3 p.m. until the project is complete, said Drew. One lane at a time will be closed on the highway. Lane closures will begin in the southbound lanes at the Stow/Hudson corporation border and continue south to Graham Road. The city of Hudson will also have lane closures for repairs to State Route 8 at the same time. Click here for a live traffic map of the area that shows delays, if any. "Patching is complete and the slow speed lane on Route 8 southbound has been …
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
So far, no accidents reported during rush hour.
A Stow dispatcher said that as of 5:20 p.m. no accidents were reported in the city. She cautioned drivers to drive slowly and safely throughout the city on their commutes home today. All nine of the city's trucks are out laying down rock salt and plowing away the snow. The National Weather Service expects about another 6 inches of snow to accumulate in Stow overnight. For updates on conditions of the roads, if any accidents are reported and if school is canceled, check back with Stow Patch.