Wadsworth interstate is not No. 1

Wadsworth interstate is not No. 1

There are 20 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from Apr 3, 2008, titled Wadsworth interstate is not No. 1. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

Bob: The stretch of I-76 between state Route 261 and state Route 57 falls apart every year and is repaved every summer.

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nairb

United States

#1 Apr 4, 2008
Thank you for this article. I just had this conversation with my wife last week. I noted, "Honey, why does this road get like this every year.
I know that when the last snow falls to only drive in the left lane so I don't destroy the alignment in our car.

Maybe your article can get something done, the right way, for next year.
Pothole Phil

Medina, OH

#3 Apr 4, 2008
For what they've spent in "maintaining" this road over the years you'd think they would get it moved up on priorities. Several communities in the area are using whitetopping which is a concrete overlay with excellent durability and economical results with a live expectancy of 15-20 years or better. ODOT should contact Seven Hills or Amherst and ask them about it.
Paul

Akron, OH

#4 Apr 4, 2008
While you're on this subject
If you'll remember there is a stretch of Eastwood Ave that the city of Akron used as a test case for roadbuilding as the Germans do,in light of The mayors many trips to Germany.
Is there any information available as to the results yet.

Since: Mar 07

Canton, OH

#5 Apr 4, 2008
Good article Bob. Y'all are the best on the street reports.

A suggestion Bob. Why don't y'all give the mayor a call and see how many streets in Akron won't get paved this year, while their investin' the tax dollars into movin' the Howe House.

“Defender of our Constitution”

Since: Nov 07

Cleveland, OH

#6 Apr 4, 2008
That stretch of highway is horrible. I know, because I drive it every day. I do believe that ODOT's explanation is sound. That section of I-76 sees a tremendous amount of truck traffic, because it is the cut-through from I-71 to I-77. No matter what the problem is, it needs to be fixed.

“Just Watching the Parade”

Since: Jul 07

Akron

#7 Apr 4, 2008
"ba-Boom, ba-Boom, ba-Boom, ba-Boom."
Ah, yes. The sound my car makes driving along 76 near Wadsworth.
One good thing; it's hard to fall asleep along that stretch.
Arleen Myers

Lorain, OH

#8 Apr 4, 2008
Recently my husband and I traveled to Memphis TN. In all of the 1400+ round trip miles the stretch of I-76 between 261 and 57 is the worst continual stretch of road we'd encountered. We always know when we are close to home by the deplorable condition of the highway.

“I'm as Mad as Hell...”

Since: Mar 07

Your Neighbor & Friend

#9 Apr 4, 2008
Well, look at it this way: Rather than done-right-once, annual repairs provide job security for the administration's favorite contractors. Monkey Business as usual in the Buckeye State.

"ba-Boom, ba-Boom, ba-Boom..."

Kinda reminds one of the PA Turnpike, doesn't it, Radley ?

“I'm as Mad as Hell...”

Since: Mar 07

Your Neighbor & Friend

#10 Apr 4, 2008
****= M o n k e y (Businees as usual...)

This silly censorship is getting outta hand.
Monkey Guy

Richfield, OH

#14 Apr 4, 2008
Old Man Grump wrote:
<quoted text>I agree Topix censorship is out of hand. They are making it not fun to blog here. The term you used "M O N K E Y" wasn't being used as a negative for a black person. Come on TOPIX, get normal again or people will go elsewhere for blogging fun.
You're right. They should automatically delete the word "Betamax" instead.

“At least I'm housebroken.”

Since: Jun 07

Canton, OH

#15 Apr 4, 2008
Old Man Grump wrote:
<quoted text>I agree Topix censorship is out of hand. They are making it not fun to blog here. The term you used "M O N K E Y" wasn't being used as a negative for a black person. Come on TOPIX, get normal again or people will go elsewhere for blogging fun.
This isn't a blog. It is a message board.
Medina Reader

Akron, OH

#16 Apr 4, 2008
In my recent travels to southern Ohio, PA and WV, this is the worst stretch of highway I have encountered. I would ask if Mr. Stacy drives a SUV or a energy saving compact like I do. I have already bent a rim and my front end need aligned because of ODOTs negligence.
SDespot

Bedford, OH

#17 Apr 4, 2008
Old Man Grump wrote:
<quoted text>I agree Topix censorship is out of hand. They are making it not fun to blog here. The term you used "M O N K E Y" wasn't being used as a negative for a black person. Come on TOPIX, get normal again or people will go elsewhere for blogging fun.
YEAH, too funny. But they will let all the racist comments towards white people be printed. Go figure!
SDespot

Bedford, OH

#18 Apr 4, 2008
Anyone want to bet that Thomas Scrotum out in Las Vegas chimes in on this discussion some time today?

“At least I'm housebroken.”

Since: Jun 07

Canton, OH

#19 Apr 4, 2008
Medina Reader wrote:
In my recent travels to southern Ohio, PA and WV, this is the worst stretch of highway I have encountered. I would ask if Mr. Stacy drives a SUV or a energy saving compact like I do. I have already bent a rim and my front end need aligned because of ODOTs negligence.
Take a look along the roadside as you drive through that area sometime and you will see that it is covered with hubcaps that have flown off of cars when they hit the potholes.

I really think part of the problem lies in the fact that they closed the weigh stations that used to be located between the SR 3 and SR 57 exits. As a result, trucks now run through there that would not have before. The result is that more trucks are using that stretch of I-76 and the road is getting beaten up.
ttt

Herndon, VA

#20 Apr 4, 2008
they just keep paying companies who use cheap materials to pave the roads. So that they can't keep coming back each year amd make more money off repairs. If this stuff was done right the first time then there wouldn't be any needs for repairs every year.
Ptl Spankmee

Cleveland, OH

#21 Apr 4, 2008
It has been mentioned that Ptl. Graff of the WPD was avoiding this hellish stretch of highway on the evening he turned Davis Painting into a temporary drive thru. Had the highway been in good repair Ptl. Graff would not have been using a secondary route to get to his favorite Great Oaks filling station to obtain a cup of coffee and purhaps a doughnut or muffin. On the other hand had the highway been in good repair what would all the residents of Wadsworth that don't have a life,talk about?
Lt Spankedem

North Ridgeville, OH

#24 Apr 15, 2008
Ok .... first off ... the road between SR21 and SR261 is actually in Summit County which has nothing to do with Wadsworth! Second of all there is actually very little of I76 that is within the city
limits! SR57 isn't even in the city limits depending on which direction your going.
Bob ... good to see you can't get off the subject of Wadsworth ... why don't you move out here sounds
like your a little jealous of us! Your article missed the mark! Although I do agree all of the highways in NE Ohio are horrid.Could it possibly
be from freezing and thawing and then all of the semi traffic???? Hmmmmm a little common sense
comes into play here!

“Defender of our Constitution”

Since: Nov 07

Cleveland, OH

#25 Apr 15, 2008
Lt Spankedem wrote:
Ok .... first off ... the road between SR21 and SR261 is actually in Summit County which has nothing to do with Wadsworth! Second of all there is actually very little of I76 that is within the city
limits! SR57 isn't even in the city limits depending on which direction your going.
Bob ... good to see you can't get off the subject of Wadsworth ... why don't you move out here sounds
like your a little jealous of us! Your article missed the mark! Although I do agree all of the highways in NE Ohio are horrid.Could it possibly
be from freezing and thawing and then all of the semi traffic???? Hmmmmm a little common sense
comes into play here!
Come on. All three exits (261, 94 and 57) are all known as the "Wadsworth exits", hence the big signs just past 21 going west and 3 going east that say "Wadsworth next three exits". Have you even driven the section of I-76 in question? It is horrible. The driving lane is barely driveable. Kerchunk, kerchunk, kerchunk, kerchunk for the better part of seven miles.
Lt Spankedem

North Ridgeville, OH

#26 Apr 15, 2008
True Patriot wrote:
<quoted text>
Come on. All three exits (261, 94 and 57) are all known as the "Wadsworth exits", hence the big signs just past 21 going west and 3 going east that say "Wadsworth next three exits". Have you even driven the section of I-76 in question? It is horrible. The driving lane is barely driveable. Kerchunk, kerchunk, kerchunk, kerchunk for the better part of seven miles.
I am not disputing that those three exits take you into the city of Wadsworth .... but if you look at a city map ..... you will see that only half if not less is in the actual city limits .....

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