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University of Akron Polsky Building
University of Akron Polsky Building
Akron Childrens Hospital
Akron Childrens Hospital
Parking Garage at Broadway and Mill St.
Parking Garage at Broadway and Mill St.

Downtown Akron Traffic Advisories

Road closures and details for the LeBron James celebration at Lock 3 on Thursday, June 23

The gates to Lock 3 will open at 7 p.m. and entry to the park will be on a first come, first served basis. This event is standing room only. Video monitors and speakers will permit overflow crowds outside of the Lock 3 amphitheater on South Main Street to be part of the stage program. Concessions and free water will be available inside Lock 3.

  • 10 a.m. closures
    • West Bowery Street will be closed from Center Street to South Main Street beginning at 10 a.m.
    • Pedestrian traffic will be restricted on W. Bowery between Quaker and Center Street beginning at 10 a.m.
    • Towpath access will be restricted between Quaker and State Streets beginning at 10 a.m.
  • 1 p.m. closures
    • South Main Street will be closed from State Street to Bowery beginning at 1 p.m. 
    • Church Street and University Avenue will be closed from High Street to South Main Street beginning at 1 p.m.
  • 5 p.m. closures
    • South Main Street will be closed from Mill Street to Exchange Street beginning at 5 p.m. 
    • State Street will be closed from Bowery to High Street. Access to the State Street parking deck will be made available via Bowery Street.

METRO will offer free bus fares after 5 p.m. Free fares are applicable on line-service routes only. Free fares are not valid for premium services such as METRO SCAT, Northcoast Express, or Call-A-Bus. Some detours will be in effect due to the street closures, but re-routes and trip details can be found at akronmetro.org. To plan your trip, you can use METRO’s trip planner or view schedules on their website. Customer Service can be reached at 330.762.0341 and phone lines are open until 10 p.m. (extended from 8 p.m.)

Admission to the event is free and city and county parking lots and decks will also be free: Broadway Deck (120 S. Broadway); Cascade Deck (10 W. Mill Street); CitiCenter Deck (132 S. High Street); High/Market Deck (40 S. High Street); Morley Deck (177 S. Broadway); State St./O'Neil's Deck (52 W. State Street); Opportunity Park Deck (666 S. Broadway); Akron Centre Deck (11 W. Mill Street); Summit County Parking Deck (200 S. High Street). Close to 7,000 parking spaces will be available to guests free of charge.

Guests requiring handicap parking/access are encouraged to utilize Cascade and State Street decks. Guests using a wheelchair will be escorted to a designated area. Seating in this area is limited. All city of Akron Public Safety assets will be used to ensure the safety and welfare of our guests.

The following items will not be permitted inside the Main Street venue - backpacks; umbrellas; chairs; signs; or blankets. Strollers will be permitted and all bags/purses will be inspected upon entry to Lock 3.

Concessions and free water will be available inside Lock 3. Concessions will be offered on Main Street.

Restrooms will be available in Lock 3 with portable facilities available on Main Street.

The Summit County Courthouse and  Akron Municipal Court will close at noon, with the exception of judges who decide to hold court. The University of Akron will cancel classes after noon.

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The sidewalk in front of the former Stage Left building at 182 S. Main St. will closed for 2-3 weeks for building demolition. Access from inside Lock 3 to Lock 4 will also be restricted.

Interstate 76 in the City of Akron
(Friday, June 17 – Monday, June 20)

Beginning Friday, June 17, at 7 p.m.  I-76 / Kenmore Leg westbound between I-77 and US 224/ I-277 will be CLOSED through Monday morning, June 20, at 6 a.m. for pavement restriping.  As a result of the I-76 westbound closure the following ramps will be CLOSED during the same period:

  • 22nd St. SW entrance ramp to I-76 westbound. The detour will be Kenmore Blvd. to SR 619.
  • The ramp from I-77 northbound to I-76 westbound / Kenmore Leg. The detour will be I-77 north to SR 21 south to I-76/US 224 east.
  • The ramp from I-77 southbound to I-76 westbound / Kenmore Leg.  The detour will be I-77 southbound to US 224/I-277 westbound to I-76 eastbound.

This work is part of a $15.6 million project to remove three bridge on I-76/I-77 over Johnston St. The project also includes the relocation of Johnston St. between Spicer St. and Brown St. Work also includes the re striping of I-76 (Kenmore Leg) The entire project is scheduled to be completed by late July 2017.
 
Interstate 76 in the City of Akron
(Friday, June 17 – Monday, June 20)

Beginning Friday, June 17 at 7 p.m. I-76 eastbound over Inman Rd., Arlington Rd. and Fuller Rd. will have various lane restriction through Monday, June 20 at 6 a.m. for bridge repairs. As a result of the work on I-76 eastbound the following ramps will be CLOSED during the same period.

  • SR 8 southbound to I-76 eastbound. The detour will be I-76 westbound to Grant St. to I-76 eastbound/ I-77 northbound
  • I-77 northbound to I-76 eastbound. The detour will be I-77 northbound to Grant St. to I-76 eastbound.
  • I-76 eastbound to Arlington Rd. The detour will be Market St. to Arlington Rd.
  • Arlington Rd. to I-76 eastbound. The detour will be Second Ave. to Fuller St. to Third Ave. to SR 241 to I-76 eastbound.

This work is part of an $8.6 million project to perform various bridge repairs on I-76 between the Kenmore Leg and Portage County line. The entire project is scheduled to be completed by late October 2016.
 
Akron Autism 5K Run & Walk
Saturday, June 18, 9 a.m.

The Autism 5K that will close S. Main St. from 9:00 a.m. until completion. 

Akron Marathon: National Interstate Insurance 8K & 1 Mile
Saturday, June 25

Click here for road closure grid.

Click here to view current Summit County traffic advisories.

Akron Rubber Ducks Home Games
Beginning April 14, Main St. between State & Buchtel, will be closed 15 minutes before each home game. The road will reopen after the game. Click here for the Akron Rubber Ducks schedule.

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City-owned decks and lots

City-owned parking decks:
State Street (O'Neil's) Deck - 55 W. State St.
Akron Centre Deck - 11 W. Mill St.
Broadway Deck - 126 S. Broadway
Cascade Deck - 10 W. Mill St.
City-Center Deck - 132 S. High St.
High/Market Deck - 40 S. High St.
Morley Deck - 177 S. High St.
Opportunity Park Deck - 666 S. Broadway

City-owned parking lots:
Canal Place Lot - 500 S. Main St.
High Street Lot - 71 S. High St.
Main/Bartges Lot - 599 S. Main St.
Main/Buchtel Lot - 219 S. Main St.
Opportunity Park Lot - 666 S. Broadway St.
Glendale Lot - 60 Glendale Ave.