The City of Akron has developed a method to evacuate the Downtown area. The following traffic patterns are for use during a Downtown evacuation. In the event of an evacuation of the Downtown area, all traffic should exit via the nearest designated route. The following routes are designated as "EVACUATION ROUTES" for each zone and will be staffed by safety forces to facilitate the flow of traffic and people from the Downtown area.
North of Mill St. (east & west) Mill west from Main to Market or Rt. 59 (innerbelt) Mill east from Main to Forge to Market Market west or east from Main Main north from Market to Howard Broadway north from Market to Main
South of Mill and west of Main State west from Main to Rt. 59 (innerbelt) Bowery west to State to Rt. 59 (innerbelt) Main south from Mill to Bartges Exchange west from Main (Rt. 59 innerbelt option)
South of Mill to Main Wolf Ledges south from University to Rt. 76/77 Grant south from Exchange to Rt. 76/77 Exchange east from High to Market Carroll east from Union to Market Buchtel east from Hill to Market
Download the Evacuation Plan
Download the Evacuation Map