Downtown Akron Traffic Advisories

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NEW: E. Mill St. & S. High St.
October 16-27
Sanitary Sewer Reconstruction 2016

H.M. Miller Construction Co. and the City of Akron plan to begin sanitary sewer reconstruction work at the northwest corner of E. Mill St. and S. High
St. on Monday, October 16. Two southbound lanes will be maintained on S. High St. and one eastbound lane will be maintained on E. Mill St. Westbound traffic will be detoured around the work zone using S. High St., E. Bowery St., S. Main St. to E. Mill St.
Access will be maintained to all businesses and emergency vehicles will have access at all times. This work is expected to be completed by Friday, October 27.

Intersection of MLK Jr. Blvd and N. Summit St.
October 3-20

As part of the Old Main Sewer Separation (Rack 21) project, Kenmore Construction, H.R. Gray and the City of Akron plan to close the intersection of ML King Jr. Blvd. and N. Summit St. beginning on Tuesday, October 3.
Eastbound traffic will be detoured using N. High St., E. Market St. and N. Union St. and Westbound traffic will be detoured using N. Union St., E. Market St. and N. Broadway.
This portion of the project is currently planned to be completed by Friday, October 20.

White Cane Walk with Akron Blind Center
Saturday, October 7, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Canal Park Stadium, 
Main St. will be closed between State & Buchtel St. for the Akron Blind Center White Cane Walk at Canal Park.

N. Howard St. between Cuyahoga St & Charles St.
September 18-October 27

Great Lakes Construction Company, Thomarios Construction and the City of Akron continue work on the Howard Street Storage Basin (CSO Rack 22). Beginning on September 18, 2017, the section of N. Howard St. between Cuyahoga St. and Charles St. will be closed as sewer work is being completed. Traffic will be detoured using N. Howard St., W. Tallmadge Ave., Cuyahoga St. and the reverse. Access will be maintained for local businesses and residents.

This closure is expected to be in place through Friday, October 27. The entire project is planned to be completed by December 31, 2017.

UPDATE: Main/MLK/Perkins/Howard Intersection
Kenmore Construction, G. Stephens, H.R. Gray and the City of Akron closed the intersection of MLK Jr. Blvd. / N. Howard St. / N. Main St. for the relocation of existing utilities and the lowering of the entire intersection.

The north, south and east sides of this intersection have been re-opened to all traffic. At the west side of the intersection, the westbound lane to Rand Avenue is currently planned to be re-opened to traffic by Friday, September 22 and the eastbound lane into this intersection is planned to be re-opened by the end of September. Traffic is being detoured using W. Market St. and N. Main St.

UPDATE: Furnace St., from N. High St. to Summit St.
Monday, July 31-October 13

As part of the Old Main Sewer Separation project, Kenmore Construction, H.R. Gray and the City of Akron will be starting work on Furnace St. between High St. and N. Summit St. on Monday, July 31. Traffic will be detoured in both directions using N. Howard St. and E. North St.
This portion of the project is currently planned to be completed by Friday, September 15.

UPDATE: N. Summit between Furnace St. and Perkins St.
Monday, July 31-October 13

As part of the Old Main Sewer Separation project, Kenmore Construction, H.R. Gray and the City of Akron will be starting work on N. Summit St. between Furnace Street and Perkins Street on Monday, July 31. Because of the closure of Furnace St. between High St. and N. Summit St., traffic will be detoured using Perkins St., N. Howard St., E. North St., Furnace St. and the reverse. This portion of the project is currently planned to be completed by Friday, September 15.

UPDATE: Rand Ave & Dart Ave
Kenmore Construction, G. Stephens and the City of Akron continue work along Dart and Rand Avenues. Both lanes on each of the streets have been re-opened to traffic, but there may be occasional shifting of traffic as work continues to be completed.

Traffic continues to be maintained on W. Mill St. over SR 59 towards Rand Ave., but has been shifted over onto the right side as other work is being done in the area. This is currently planned to be fully re-opened by Monday, October 2.

This work is being done in preparation for the final removal of SR 59 between W. Exchange St. and W. Market St.
Signage will continue to be provided to help direct traffic through the construction zones throughout the duration of the project.

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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.