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.

April 22-May 1: W. Mill St & S. Main St.
Between Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, May 1, Ellet Sign Company and General Crane Rental will be replacing the FirstMerit signs with Huntington signs at 106 S. Main St. There will be 3 different detour phases set up during this work due to the size of the crane and the locations of the signs that need to be replaced.

Phase 1 involves the assembly and disassembly of the crane and will require the entire intersection of S. Main St. and W. Mill St. to be closed. This is currently planned to occur on 3 different dates; Sunday, April 23 between 8am and 2pm, Friday, April 28, 7pm until 7am and on Sunday, April 30, 7pm until 7am. Southbound traffic will be detoured using E. Market St., S. High St. and E. Bowery St.Northbound traffic will be detoured using E. Bowery St., Broadway and E. Market St. Ash St. traffic will be detoured using Quaker St., Bowery St., Broadway to E. Mill St. Access will continue to be maintained to the Cascade and First Energy parking deck entrances on W. Mill St. by way of Ash St.

Phase 2 involves the closure of the eastbound side of W. Mill St., west of S. Main St. intersection. This is currently planned to be in place Monday, April 24 until Friday, April 28.Traffic on W. Mill St. will be detoured west on W. Mill to Dart Ave., W. Market St. to S. Main St.Ash Street traffic will be detoured south on Quaker St. to W. Bowery St., to S. Main St.Access will continue to be maintained to the Cascade and First Energy parking decks by way of Ash St.

Phase 3 involves the closure of the southbound side of S. Main St., south of the W. Mill St. intersection. This is currently planned to be in place Saturday, April 29 until Sunday, April 30.The southbound traffic will be detoured using E. Mill St., S. High St., E. Bowery St. to S. Main St.Traffic from E. Mill St. will be detoured using S. High St., E. Bowery St. to S. Main St. Drivers are urged to use caution as they drive through this area. This area will be re-opened to all traffic by 7am on Monday, May 1.

April 12-19, 2017: H.M. Miller Construction Co. and the city of Akron will be starting sanitary sewer repair work on University Ave., between S. High St. and Broadway, at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 12. A detour will be set up using Broadway, E. Bowery St., S. High St. and E. State St. Work is expected to be completed by Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Access will continue to be maintained for emergency vehicles and local business. Please remember to drive safely and to obey all road construction signs.

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 beginning of May, 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 Exchange/Cedar St. exit from SR-59 E, 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 will be closing a portion of N. Summit St. between E. Market St. and Perkins St. This closure is planned to begin on April 3, 2017.

Northbound traffic will be detoured using E. Market St, N. Union St., Perkins St. to N. Summit St. Southbound traffic will be detoured using Perkins St., N. High St., E. Market St. to S. Summit St.

Access will be maintained for emergency vehicles and local businesses.

This portion of the project is currently expected to be completed by April 21, 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.

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.