highways

Hunter Franks

Kyle Kutuchief wants more places around Akron for people to just hang around.

To show what he means, he walks onto a newly renovated pedestrian bridge.

“Behold, behold, the grandeur,” Kutuchief says. “We’re standing over a big old highway.”

And this highway, known as the Innerbelt, is empty. Soon, the whole thing will be removed.

Paying for our Highways: Tolls vs. Gas Tax

May 14, 2014

10:00 Currently the nation's interstates are toll-free, except to pay for new lane construction. With the Highway Trust Fund set to run out of money, some believe we should use tolls to fund highway and transit projects. Others think raising the gas tax is a better option. But is there another solution? This hour we'll talk about several proposals to keep our roads running smoothly. Guests

Get Your Kicks: The Route 33 Bypass

Oct 21, 2013

10:00 For the first time ever, cars and trucks in northwest Athens county can circumvent the small town of Nelsonville, OH . The Route 33 bypass has relieved congestion, but worries some business owners who fear the loss of traffic means loss of customers. This hour we'll take a look at the past and present effects of fast lanes on commerce. Guests