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The Ohio Department of Transportation is moving ahead with a closure on one of the main travel arteries to downtown Cleveland.

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ODOT Meetng on HOF Interchange
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No homes, places of business or local tax dollars will be involved in improving the I-77/U.S. 62 interchange near the expanding Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton.

At a public meeting last night, the Ohio Department of Transportation said the plan involves only an addition of lanes to some already in place. So, there will be no new property acquisition., according to project finance planner Steve Rebillot.

Central interchange, Akron
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The Ohio Department of Transportation temporarily backed away Wednesday from closing three main ramps of the central interchange of interstate highways and Route 8 in Akron. 

The problem was signs -- or, rather, the lack of them. The multi-year project, for which the ramp work is an early step, will eventually cost a half a billion dollars and affect much of Summit County.

But, ODOT found that contractors didn’t have all of the required warning and detour signs in place in time for the shutdown last night.

Justin Chesnic is a spokesman for the department.