News Flash

Posted on: November 19, 2019

We've Moved!

City Hall

We’ve moved! The City has moved its Administration, Community Development, Communications, Economic Development, Engineering, Finance, IT, Utility Billing, and Velocity Broadband departments to Hudson City Hall located at 1140 Terex Road. The Pu...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: November 14, 2019

Hudson Named to Smart21 Communities for Third Year in a Row

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The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) named Hudson as one of the world’s Smart21 Communities of 2020. This is the third year in a row in which Hudson has been honored for its leadership in innovation.

“You will see several ‘re...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: November 7, 2019

November 5, 2019 Election Results

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Congratulations to our re-elected City Council member Beth Bigham, and to our newly elected Council members and Mayor! They will be sworn in on Tuesday, December 3 to begin their 4-year terms. They will join At Large Council members Bill Wooldredge, Dan W...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: November 4, 2019

HPD Seeking Information About a Suspicious Vehicle and its Driver

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The Hudson Police Department is investigating a burglary that occurred on Nicholson Drive on Friday, November 1 around 11:20 a.m. and is attempting to identify a suspicious vehicle and its male driver.  
The pictured vehicle, a red Toyota Highland...
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City News & Updates
Posted on: November 1, 2019

Council Accepting Applications for Boards and Commissions

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City Council is currently accepting applications for openings on the Charter Review Commission, Planning Commission, and the Hudson Community TV Advisory Committee. Council is accepting applications for the opening through Friday, November 29.

Charter Revi...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: October 30, 2019

Try Out the New Leaf Pickup Web App!

Leaf Pick Up Web App

We have a new Leaf Pickup Web App for you to try out! If you want to find out the specific status of your leaf pickup, all you have to do is type your address into the app's search bar to find your next expected pickup date as well as a history of previou...

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Leaf Pickup Web App City News & Updates
Posted on: October 31, 2019

Accelerated Road Program to Appear in Final Budget

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HUDSON, OH (October 30, 2019) – Over the past few months, Council has been discussing ways to fund an accelerated road program that would improve the overall rating and drivability of our roads. At the October 29 meeting, Council directed staff ...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: October 31, 2019

Barlow Ball Fields to Undergo Safety Repairs

Ball Field Drainage Issue

HUDSON, OH (October 31, 2019) – Council has authorized safety-related repairs of the four baseball fields at Barlow Farm Park due to years of excessive wear and failing infrastructure. These issues are now creating unsafe conditions and poor playability. ...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: October 31, 2019

View Upcoming Council Legislation and Discussion Items Here!

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Looking for upcoming legislation and discussion items to go before Council? Check the Draft 60-Day Legislation/Discussion Schedule. The draft report is a working document and may change before the final meeting agendas are posted. View the 60-Day Legislat...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: October 30, 2019

City-wide Trick or Treat is October 31

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Hudson’s official date for Halloween trick or treating is October 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Here are tips to keep our trick or treaters safe this Halloween:

  • Slow down when driving, particularly in residential neighborhoods and look out for childre...
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City News & Updates
Posted on: October 25, 2019

Hudson Kiwanis Donation Helps Safety Forces Reach Goal for Active Shooter Training

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Hudson safety forces have implemented a new active shooter training program with the goal of reducing the number of victims and getting medical assistance to victims as quickly as possible. The Hudson Kiwanis contributed a generous donation of $26,280 to ...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: October 24, 2019

Hudson Headlines - Hines Hill Railroad Crossing Warning Signal

RR Crossing Warning Signal

It's Hudson Headlines time! This week Rhonda talks to Assistant City Manager of Operations Frank Comeriato about the new Railroad Crossing Warning Signal installed on Hines Hill Road. Watch below!

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City News & Updates
Posted on: October 17, 2019

Lane Closures at SR 91/Middleton & Stow Road/Middleton 10/19

Road Work Ahead SIgn

On Saturday, October 19, Akron's Middleton Road Waterline contractor will be working in the intersections of SR 91/Middleton Road and Stow Road/Middleton Road. Work is expected to begin at approximately 7 a.m. and last all day. The contractor will tie in ...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: October 16, 2019

HPD Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs Oct. 26

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On Saturday, October 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Hudson Police Department (HPD) and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 18th opportunity in nine years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially d...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: October 14, 2019

Join the Environmental Awareness Committee!

EAC Opening

City Council is looking for individuals who are passionate about caring for the environment and keeping Hudson beautiful to fill a spot on the Environmental Awareness Committee (EAC)! The EAC devotes its time to educating and advising residents on environ...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: October 10, 2019

AMP Honors HPP for Safety, Innovation, Promotion, and System Improvements

Frank Comeriato accepts AMP Awards 2019 for Hudson Public Power.

Hudson Public Power (HPP) was honored for its achievements with awards for safety, innovation, promotion, and system improvements from American Municipal Power (AMP)/Ohio Municipal Electric Association (OMEA) during its annual conference.

HPP received an I...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: October 8, 2019

City Hall Cost Comparison

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HUDSON, OH (October 7, 2019) – To correct misinformation out in the public, there were no cost “overruns” for the purchase and renovation of the former PASCO building for use as a City Hall. The renovations came in within the...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: October 7, 2019

The 2019 Residential Leaf Collection Program

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The Residential Leaf Collection Program will begin on October 21 with the Northeast and Southwest Quadrants. Watch this week's Hudson Headlines for all the program info!

Did you know that mulching your leaves is healthier for your yard? Skip the rake. Leav...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Traffic Pattern Change at Hudson Drive and Terex Road

Traffic Pattern Change

The City recently installed a "No Turn on Red" sign when heading northbound on Hudson Drive at Terex Road. Please do not turn unless the light is green. Please use caution as motorists become used to this traffic pattern change.

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City News & Updates
Posted on: October 3, 2019

STOP! It's the Law.

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HUDSON, OH (October 2, 2019) – School bus red lights flashing. Stop sign extended. The law is very clear. Vehicles MUST stop for a school bus. After more than 100 reported violations each school year, cameras were installed on the school buses to catch vi...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: October 3, 2019

Use Our New App to Find All Your Voting Info for November 5!

Ohio Vote

Check out our new Voting App here! Just type in your address and you will find all the voting information you need for the General Election November 5. You'll find out what Ward you’re in, where your polling location is, view your sample ballot, see who y...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: October 2, 2019

Fall Hydrant Flushing is October 7-18

Hydrant Flushing October 8 - 19

The City will conduct fall fire hydrant flushing throughout Hudson from October 7 - 18. Fire hydrants are flushed twice a year to clear the lines of accumulation. Residents may notice discolored water for a short time during the flushing program. If your ...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: September 26, 2019

Council to Discuss City Hall Community Rooms October 8

Pasco Entrance

HUDSON, OH (September 25, 2019) – The purchase of the former PASCO building on Terex Road for a new City Hall provides a building with nearly double the size of a new building, at less than half the cost (including renovations). It not only will...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: September 23, 2019

Hudson Headlines - The City Drone Program

Drone Program

Did you know the City has a Drone Program? Hudson Police Department, Hudson Public Power, and the Public Works Department use these amazing pieces of technology to aid in search and rescue, inspect transmission lines and storm water areas, increase effici...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: September 20, 2019

Long-Term Construction Projects Moving Forward

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Many of the City’s road construction and trail projects span the course of several years from concept and design to bidding and construction. Here’s an update of several key projects that are moving forward this year and in 2020.

SR 91 ...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: September 18, 2019

Where to Place Election Signs

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With the November 5 General Election coming up, the City has received questions about where and when to place election signs in the City.

Election signs are permitted throughout the City when placed on private property with the permission of the property o...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: September 13, 2019

EMS Outreach Hudson to Hold Oktoberfest for Seniors October 4

Oktoberfest for Seniors

EMS Outreach Hudson, with the support of the Mayor's Senior Advisory Committee, will hold Oktoberfest for seniors over age 60 on October 4, from 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church on Aurora Street in Hudson. Seniors are invited to en...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: September 18, 2019

Veteran's Trail Phase 4 Information Meeting September 26

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The City of Hudson will hold a public informational meeting on the Veteran’s Trail Phase 4/Barlow Road Sidewalk project for adjacent property owners and interested residents on September 26  from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Ellsworth Meadow...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Hudson Drive Water Main Improvement Project Has Begun

Hudson Drive Water Main Project Map

The Hudson Drive Water Main Improvement Project began this week. The overall project will include new waterline installation from the Metro RTA Railroad tracks, along Summit Metroparks Hike and Bike Trail, along Hudson Drive from the Summit Metroparks Hik...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Second Crew Begins Work on Akron Water Project

Middleton Road Line Replacement Project

Beginning the week of September 16, a second crew will begin working on the City of Akron's Middleton Road/SR 91 Waterline Project. One crew will remain working on the waterline replacement along Middleton Road. The second crew will begin the bolt replace...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: September 9, 2019

Hudson Headlines - The New Brine Well

Brine Well

Have you seen that big, giant drill over on West Streetsboro Street at the Hudson Water Plant? That drill is creating Hudson's new brine well as we speak! Learn all about the brine well during this week's Hudson Headlines below.

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City News & Updates
Posted on: September 5, 2019

Council Passes Motion Approving Phase A of Downtown Phase II

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HUDSON, OH (September 4, 2019) – At the September 3 Council meeting, City Council voted 5-2 on a motion approving Phase A of Downtown Phase II. Phase A is the residential portion of the project that will be built first, followed by the commercia...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: August 27, 2019

Get the Facts: City Role in Elections

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With the general election on November 5 just around the corner, people have asked what role the City plays in the election process. This year, the four City Council Ward positions and Mayor are up for election. The City plays a neutral role in the electio...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: September 4, 2019

Chief Economic Officer Featured in Crain's

Jim Stifler

Hudson's Chief Economic Officer Jim Stifler recently sat down for lunch with Crain's Akron Business Associate Editor Sue Walton to discuss economic development efforts in Hudson, including Velocity Broadband, Downtown Phase II, and more.

"We want to p...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: September 6, 2019

Senior Services Directory Now Online

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At the September 3 City Council meeting, Mayor Dave Basil announced that a new Senior Services Guide is now available on the City’s website. The directory is a result of work by the Mayor’s Senior Advisory Committee.

The directory, whic...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: August 29, 2019

Planning Commission Approves Downtown Phase II Plans, Council Discusses

Council Update

HUDSON, OH (August 28, 2019) – At Monday’s meeting, Planning Commission unanimously approved the final plan for Phase A of Downtown Phase II. Phase A only focuses on the residential units north of Owen Brown excluding Block C. These un...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: August 29, 2019

Sign Up to Make Your Own Rain Barrel

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The City is offering two Rain Barrel Workshop sessions at the September 21 Hudson Farmers Market! Learn how to make your own rain barrel, how to use it, and how it is a great way to conserve water. Participants will take home the rain barrel they create.

W...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: August 29, 2019

Join the Hudson Tree Commission!

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Love the trees in Hudson? Have an interest in how our tree canopy improves quality of life? Want to help make decisions for keeping Hudson beautiful and healthy? Apply to become a member of the Tree Commission!

City Council is accepting applications for an...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: August 28, 2019

Ohio House Bill 6 Electric Surcharge Will Not Affect Public Power Customers

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Recently, Ohio House Bill 6 was passed by the Ohio General Assembly and has been signed by Governor DeWine. The Bill provides subsidy funding to keep First Energy's nuclear and some coal electric generation plants open and operational by imposing an elect...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: August 26, 2019

Learn About Geothermal Energy and its Uses at WRA September 5

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Join the Hudson Environmental Awareness Committee to learn about the value of geothermal energy and how it is being used at Western Reserve Academy on Thursday, September 5 at 7:30 p.m. at Western Reserve Academy’s Seymour Hall, 115 College Street, Hudson...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: August 26, 2019

Hudson Headlines - Partnered Dispatch Proposal

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On this week's Hudson Headlines, Rhonda discusses how Chief Perry Tabak has recommended Council move to a Partnered Dispatch model to address new dispatch center regulations in a cost effective way that keeps our dispatchers in Hudson. Watch below to lear...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: August 26, 2019

Mosquito Spraying in NW Hudson August 26

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Summit County will begin spraying for mosquitoes the evening of Monday, August 26 in Northwest Hudson. Spraying will begin at 8:30 p.m. and continue until completed. If the weather prevents spraying, the schedule may be modified and will be available by n...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: August 23, 2019

Proactive Approach to Code Enforcement Promotes Healthy, Safe Community

Common Code Violations

HUDSON, OH (August 21, 2019) – At the August 20 Council Meeting, City Manager Jane Howington provided an update on the City’s code enforcement efforts. Code inspectors respond to complaints and conduct periodic inspections of existing ...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: August 21, 2019

Hines Hill /Valley View Will Become a Four-Way Stop Starting 8/26

Valley View Hines Hill Intersection

HUDSON, OH (August 21, 2019) – At last night’s Council Meeting, Hudson City Council passed an Ordinance making the E. Hines Hill / Valley View intersection a four-way stop. It currently is a two-way stop. The additional signs will be a...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: August 22, 2019

Work Begins on Passive Park on North Oviatt Street

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HUDSON, OH (August 22, 2019) – Work began the week of August 19 on the new passive park that will be constructed on North Oviatt Street at the site of the former Hudson Elementary School. Initially, crews are demolishing existing structures and ...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: August 16, 2019

New Low Fixed Rate for Natural Gas Endorsement Program

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Hudson officials would like to announce they have again chosen Constellation to provide residents and small businesses with low-cost natural gas supply following a competitive bidding process. A $2.91 per Mcf rate has been set for gas consumed for...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: July 25, 2019

City Council Discusses Adding More Money for Roads in 5-Year Plan

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HUDSON, OH (July 25, 2019) – At Tuesday's Workshop, City Council began discussions on the 5-Year Plan and budget, including investing in Hudson’s future by authorizing $5 million to accelerate Hudson’s road program, allowing more roads to be resurfaced mo...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: July 23, 2019

City Hall Renovations Include Community Rooms for Residents

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HUDSON, OH (July 23, 2019) – One of Council’s strategic goals has been to build or purchase a facility to house all City administration functions in one location and eliminate current leased space. The cost to build a new 14,000 sq. ft...

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Posted on: July 18, 2019

Focus on Hudson Arriving in Mailboxes this Week

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As part of the City's ongoing effort to increase communications to citizens, Hudson has launched Focus on Hudson, a monthly newsletter with stories about programs, projects, and initiatives in city government. The first issue is arriving in mailboxes this...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: July 10, 2019

Modified Downtown Phase II Plan to be Submitted to Planning Commission  for Review/Approval

Downtown Phase II Option 1

HUDSON, OH (July 10, 2019) – At last night’s Workshop, City Council reached a consensus to submit a modified Downtown Phase II plan to Planning Commission for review and approval.

Based on input from the community at many public work se...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: June 27, 2019

Brine Well Project to Begin Monday, July 1

Brine Well

Construction of the Brine Well project is scheduled to begin on Monday, July 1, 2019. Work will begin with installation of new monitoring wells on the west side of the City’s Water Treatment Plant throughout the month of July. In late July and A...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: June 19, 2019

Downtown Phase II Developer Discussion - June 18, 2019

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At the June 18 City Council Meeting, Council met with Downtown Phase II developer Joel Testa to discuss input received from citizens during the three recent public work sessions. Council asked for the developer’s input regarding the frequently h...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: June 19, 2019

Skateboard Park Discussion - June 18, 2019

Hudson Skatepark Drawing Updated 6-2019

At the June 18 City Council meeting, legislation requesting an additional $75,000 to enlarge the footprint of the previously authorized skateboard park renovation was on the agenda for a first reading. Hudson Park Board Chairman Keith Smith spoke to Counc...

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News Flash

Posted on: October 17, 2019

Lane Closures at SR 91/Middleton & Stow Road/Middleton 10/19

Road Work Ahead SIgn

On Saturday, October 19, Akron's Middleton Road Waterline contractor will be working in the intersections of SR 91/Middleton Road and Stow Road/Middleton Road. Work is expected to begin at approximately 7 a.m. and last all day. The contractor will tie in ...

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Road Construction Updates
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Hudson Drive Water Main Improvement Project Has Begun

Hudson Drive Water Main Project Map

The Hudson Drive Water Main Improvement Project began this week. The overall project will include new waterline installation from the Metro RTA Railroad tracks, along Summit Metroparks Hike and Bike Trail, along Hudson Drive from the Summit Metroparks Hik...

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Road Construction Updates
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Second Crew Begins Work on Akron Water Project

Middleton Road Line Replacement Project

Beginning the week of September 16, a second crew will begin working on the City of Akron's Middleton Road/SR 91 Waterline Project. One crew will remain working on the waterline replacement along Middleton Road. The second crew will begin the bolt replace...

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Road Construction Updates
Posted on: May 28, 2019

Akron's Middleton Road Waterline Project Has Begun

Road Work Ahead Sign

Construction has begun on Akron's Middleton Road Waterline Replacement project. The work has started at the intersection of Stow Road and Middleton Road. Two way traffic is being maintained by police officers. The entire project is estimated to last 200 d...

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Road Construction Updates
Posted on: March 8, 2019

SR 8 Pavement Replacement Project Update

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Update from ODOT: Beginning on Monday, March 11 until further notice, SR 8 northbound and southbound between Graham Rd. and SR 303 will have various daily lane restrictions for roadway construction. This $58 million pavement reconstruction project is sche...

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Road Construction Updates