Akron’s Innerbelt never lived up to its potential. It never even came close. The highway was supposed to give Akron’s suburbs easy access to downtown, but the road was never completed as intended. The bigger problem is that entire neighborhoods were bulldozed to make way for the highway.
Some of that history and the voices of a few of those who were affected are the focus of a story in the new issue of The Devil Strip: "A Road to Nowhere: How the Construction of the Innerbelt Displaced Thousands" by Noor Hindi.