TRAFFIC - Akron Sets Out to Dismantle a Giant Road

Akron’s Innerbelt Freeway carries about a quarter of the traffic it was built to accommodate. The city wants to decommission the road and build on the land. Image: Alps RoadsSome places just talk about prioritizing transit and walking over highway construction. But Akron, Ohio, is putting its money where its mouth is.The Akron region will spend more money this year to reduce road capacity than to add it, according to Jason Segedy, head of the Akr ...

Akron's Innerbelt Freeway carries about a quarter of the traffic it was built to accommodate. The city wants to convert it into a local road. Image: Alps Roads

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