Akron Childrens Hospital
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Downtown Akron Traffic Advisories

Saturday, October 8, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Akron Blind Center White Cane Walk at Canal Park

S. Main St. will be closed between State St. and Buchtel Ave. for an event at Canal Park for the Akron Blind Center.

Saturday, October 15, 10 a.m.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

The route will start at Canal Park and continue south on S. Main St. to Bartges St., then westbound to Pier Dr.  Walkers will then transition to the sidewalk.

Rand & Dart Ave
Through December 2016

As part of the Oak Park Renewal (SR-59) project, Kenmore Construction, G.Stephens and the City of Akron continue work on Dart and Rand Avenues. Traffic on Rand Avenue has been shifted into the right lane and work has begun on the left lane.

On Dart Avenue, traffic has also been shifted into the right lane and access to both Center and Ash Streets has been re-opened. The entrance ramp to SR 59 E from W. Exchange St. has been closed and will remain closed permanently. The detour route for the ramp closure will be Dart Ave. north to the next entrance ramp. The portion of Dart Ave. located between Ash St. and W. Market has also been closed and it will remain closed until the end of November, 2016. The detour route for this section of Dart Ave. will be SR-59 E., N. Main St. to W. Market St.

The exit ramp from SR 59 E to Downtown / W. Market St. continues to be closed and will remain closed through the end of the project. Drivers are being directed to use the Cedar St./Exchange St. exit for access to Downtown. The entrance ramp to SR 59 W from Rand Ave., near W. Center St. is also to remain closed through the end of the project. Drivers are being directed to use the ramp located west of Cedar Street.

This part of the project is currently planned to be completed by the end of December, 2016 and is being done in preparation for the removal of SR 59 between W. Exchange St. and W. Market St. which currently is planned to begin February, 2017. Signage will continue to be provided to help direct traffic through the construction zones throughout the duration of the project.

A detour will be provided using W. Market St., S. Main St. and W. Bowery St. This work is being done in preparation for the removal of SR-59 between W. Exchange
St. and W. Market St. which is currently planned to begin in February, 2017.

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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.