The speed limit on many roads within the Cuyahoga Valley National Park is being reduced. The limit will drop on county roads in unincorporated areas from 55 mph to 35 mph beginning Tuesday, Summit County Engineer Al Brubaker said. A new state law sought by the engineer reduced the speeds. Brubaker said he requested the change for safety reasons, with pedestrians, joggers, and bicyclists commingling with vehicles along curvy and hilly county highways. About 2.5 million people a year visit the park. “While drivers, riders and pedestrians will still need to use common care and caution within the park, at least we will now be able to post the county’s park roads at a more reasonable speed limit,” he said in a prepared statement. The change also will have positive economic and environmental benefits, as expensive and potentially environmentally damaging road realignments won’t be needed to reduce speeds, Brubaker added.

The affected roads are:

  • Valley View Rd. from the Cuyahoga County line to Chaffee Rd.
  • Chaffee Rd. from State Rt. 82 to Valley View Rd.
  • Highland Rd. from the Cuyahoga County line to Boyden Rd.
  • Brandywine Rd. from Highland Rd. to Boston Hts. line
  • Riverview Rd. from the Cuyahoga County line to the Peninsula line
  • Boston Mills Rd. from Black Rd. to Riverview Rd.
  • Boston Mills Rd. from Richfield line to Black Rd.
  • Columbia Rd. from Black Rd. to Riverview Rd.
  • Black Rd. from State Rt. 303 to Columbia Rd.
  • Brush Rd. from the Richfield line to Black Rd.
  • Townsend Rd. from the Cuyahoga County line to the Richfield line
  • Wheatley Rd. from Revere Road to Everett Connector
  • Revere Rd. from Everett Rd. to Wheatley Rd.
  • Everett Rd. from Revere Rd. to Everett Connector
  • Everett Connector from Everett Rd. to Wheatley Rd.
  • Everett Rd. from Everett Connector to Riverview Rd.
  • Riverview Rd. from the Cuyahoga Falls line to the Peninsula line
  • Akron-Peninsula Rd. from the Cuyahoga Falls line to the Peninsula line
  • Northampton Rd. from Akron-Peninsula Rd. to the Cuyahoga Falls line
  • Quick Rd from Akron-Peninsula to the Cuyahoga Falls line
  • Kendall Park/Truxell Rd from Akron-Peninsula Rd. to Akron-Cleveland Rd.
  • Ira Rd. from Kemery Rd. to the Cuyahoga Falls line
  • Bath Rd. from Shade Rd. to the Cuyahoga Falls line
  • Yellow Creek Rd. from South Revere Rd to the Cuyahoga Falls line
  • Sand Run Road from the Akron line to Yellow Creek Rd.

See Press Release below for complete details:

CVNP Speed Limit PR