University of Akron Polsky Building
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Visit Downtown's Maiden Lane
Visit Downtown's Maiden Lane
Main Street, Downtown Akron
Main Street, Downtown Akron

Downtown Akron Traffic Advisories  

Friday, December 18
Randy Houser at the Akron Civic Theatre
W. Bowery St. between Quaker St. and Water St. will be closed the entire day for large vehicle parking. The road should be open by early Saturday December 19.

Saturday, December 19
Selfless Elf 5K
Race starts at 8 a.m. at Dart and Opportunity Parkway. The route will take runners north on W. Bowery St., turn left on Quaker St. to Ash Ave., Ash Ave. to W Mill St. then turn south on S. Main St.  Runners will continue south to W. Bartges St. then turn right onto Dart Ave. where the finish line is just south of Opportunity Parkway.  All traffic should return to normal no later than 9:30 a.m.

Thursday, December 31
First Night Akron
Beginning at 10 a.m., S. Main St. will close between Bowery St. and State St. The closure will last until approximately 2 a.m. on January 1, 2016.  Also, at 11:30 p.m., W. Bowery St. will close from W. State St. to S. Main St. for the midnight fireworks. This will remain closed until approximately 12:30 a.m.


Downtown Parking in city-owned decks and lots is free all day on weekends and holidays, and after 6 p.m. on weekdays. The first hour of parking in city-owned decks is always free.

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.