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Ohio


No interstate designation for Route 8
State turns down the Akron-area's request
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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M.L. Schultze
 
In The Region:

The Ohio Department of Transportation has turned down Summit County’s push to make a stretch of Route 8 into Interstate 380. 

The Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study had pushed for the re-designation of the section from the I-76/77 interchange to I- 271. The transportation group said making that 18-mile stretch of highway an interstate would draw more people to attractions such as the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

But the state says the proposal is too expensive.  

 

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