Downtown Akron Traffic Advisories

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RubberDucks Home Games
Main St. will close between Buchtel St. & State St. during each home game. Visit www.akronrubberducks.com for a game schedule.

Saturday June 17, 9 a.m.
Akron Autism 5K

This event is at Lock 3.  The race will take place on S. Main St. between Lock 3 and Bartges, as well as the Towpath Trail. 

Sunday June 18, 7 a.m.
Father's and Family Health Walk

This route is like the 5K's downtown.  Affects should be minimal as it begins at 7:00 a.m.

Saturday, June 24
Akron Children's Hospital Akron  Marathon Race Series: 8k & 1 mile course

Click here for road closure grid.
Click here for course map.

UPDATE: SR 59

Oak Park Renewal (SR-59) Project 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 it will be shifted over onto the right side as other work is being done in the area.

***The exit ramp from SR 59 E to Cedar St./Exchange St. has been re-opened to traffic and the Downtown/Cascade Parking/Market St. exit ramp has been closed. This off ramp will remain closed, for approximately 4 months. All traffic is being directed off of SR 59 E at the Cedar St./Exchange St. exit ramp and onto Dart Ave. Detour signs have been set up to direct people north on Dart Ave. towards the Downtown exit.

The SR 59 W entrance ramp from Rand Ave./W. Cedar St. will continue to remain closed until June 9 for demolition and re-construction. Traffic is to continue south on Rand Ave. to the next entrance ramp which is located south of Vernon Odom Blvd.

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.

UPDATE: Main/Howard/Perkins Intersection

As part of the Oak Park Renewal (SR-59) project and the Old Main Sewer Separation project, Kenmore Construction, G. Stephens, H.R. Gray and the City of Akron have 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.

***This area will remain entirely closed until the end of June, at which time, it will be re-opened for the north and south bound traffic as remaining work at the east and west sides of the intersection continues to be completed. This intersection is planned to be fully re-opened to all traffic by early August 2017.

For N. Howard St., southbound traffic will be detoured using E. Tallmadge Ave., N. Main St. and E. Market St. Local southbound will be detoured using W. North St. to W. Market St. The northbound traffic will be detoured using E. Market St., Broadway, N. Main St., E. Tallmadge Ave. to N. Howard St.

For MLK Jr. Blvd., east bound traffic is being detoured using the Downtown/Cascade Parking/Market St. exit from SR-59 E, Dart Ave., W. Market St., N. Union St. to Perkins St.

West bound traffic will continue to be detoured using N. High St., E. Market St. to Rand Ave.

*Access to Furnace Street for the Northside District businesses will remain available from N. Howard, N. Summit and E. North Streets.

N. Summit St., between E. Market St & Perkins St.

As part of the Old Main Sewer Separation project, Kenmore Construction, H.R. Gray and the City of Akron have closed a portion of N. Summit St. between E. Market St. and Perkins St. Northbound traffic is being detoured using E. Market St, N. Union St., Perkins St. to N. Summit St. and southbound traffic is being detoured using Perkins St., N. High St., E. Market St. to S. Summit St.

Access will continue to be maintained for emergency vehicles and local businesses.

***This portion of the project is currently expected to be completed by June 2, 2017, but the remaining phases of this project are expected to last through the end of 2017.

W. Bowery St, Exchange St. to State St.

Considine Professional Building Addition
Welty Building Co. and Akron Children's Hospital will be closing one lane in each direction on W. Bowery St. between W. Exchange St. and W. State St. beginning March 6, 2017 and lasting approximately 18 months. Traffic in both directions will be maintained, but shifted in order to provide a patient drop-off area during the construction of the addition to the Considine Professional Building, which is located at 215 W. Bowery St.

Drivers are urged to obey the construction signs and to use extreme caution through this area as a pedestrian crosswalk is being maintained.

W Exchange, Water St. to Bowery St.
Considine Professional Building Addition
Welty Building Co. and Akron Children's Hospital will be closing one through lane and the metered parking along the north side of W. Exchange St. between Water St. and W. Bowery St. beginning March 6, 2017 and lasting approximately 18 months. A minimum of two lanes of traffic will be maintained as this work and other projects are being completed in the area.

W. Exchange Cedar Signalization

SET, Inc., DLZ and the City of Akron continue work on a road diet / signalization project which is located on both W. Cedar and W. Exchange Streets between S. Portage Path and S. Broadway. This project is currently planned to be completed by December 29, 2017.
***The contractor continues work along the north side of Cedar St. between Rhodes Ave. and Rand Ave. Traffic is being maintained, but shifted into the right 2 lanes, during this phase which is planned to be completed by Tuesday, May 30.

With the completion of this phase, the crew will be moving to the east between Dart Ave. and Broadway. All traffic will be shifted into the left 2 lanes through this stretch which is currently planned to be completed by Friday, July 28th.

On Tuesday, April 18, the contractor started work along the north side of W. Exchange St. between S. Maple St. and S. Portage Path. A single west bound lane is being maintained during this phase which is expected to be completed by June 16.

***The contractor is also continuing the installation of signal pole foundations and conduit on both W. Cedar and W. Exchange Streets. On Tuesday, May 30, they will begin work at the intersection of W. Cedar St. and W. Bowery St. The work at this location is planned to be completed by Friday, June 2. Traffic will be maintained during this work, but there will still be some temporary lane closures and shifting of traffic.

Drivers are urged to obey all construction signs and to use caution as they proceed through the work zones.

Please remember to drive safely and obey all road construction signs.

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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.