Northern Summit County
(suburbs between Akron and Cleveland)


Until recently, the Interstate 271/Ohio 8 interchange had two movements missing (I-271 Southbound to Ohio 8 Northbound, and Ohio 8 Southbound to I-271 Northbound). Then recently a new shopping area was built west of I-271 between Ohio 8 and Ohio 82, and a new road paralleling I-271 to the west was built to serve it (Macedonia Commons Boulevard). To enable easy access to the new area, a new ramp was built to connect the existing 271 SB-to-8 SB loop to the new road. As pictured, it was decided that a left turn would be allowed from this new ramp, therefore creating a previously-missing movement and in the process creating a rare seven-eighths interchange.


Yes, actually, there are a lot of twins in Twinsburg, but only on certain days.

The four sides of the square are (clockwise from east) Ohio 91, Ohio 82, Church Street, and Ravenna Road (old Ohio 14). Twinsburg has a typical Western Reserve town square. It is the fastest-growing city in Northeast Ohio but maintains its old village center. Contributed by Matt Walcoff


The sign in front reminds county workers that since the elimination of Hudson Township, the county is no longer responsible for the road beyond this point. The insignia on the Hudson city limit sign shows the clock tower on the town green. Hudson was the boyhood home of abolitionist John Brown. Contributed by Matt Walcoff

Summit County (Akron) places county road pentagon markers on street sign blades of its county roads. Here is an instance where a city (Hudson) expanded and took control of county roads, in the process having crews remove the pentagon markers (but keep the street signs). Contributed by Matt Walcoff

Page created on January 1, 2003

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