Downtown Akron traffic advisories

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Click here for a downtown parking map. Need assistance while in downtown? Call the DAP Ambassador service at (330) 706-7383.


Akron Marathon: National Interstate 8K and1 Mile
Saturday, June 26, 7:30 a.m.
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Main Street Phase II

Project Timeline: November 2020-June 2022

Click below for Main Street Phase 2 renderings
Birds Eye View of Project Area
Site Plan for Project Area
Click here for phasing map.

Main Street, between Mill St. and Market St.
January 4-July 31, 2021

Starting Monday, January 4, 2021, the project will enter its next stage, which includes excavation and utility work in the roadway.  Therefore, Main Street (King James Way) from Market St. to Mill Street will be closed to vehicular traffic in both directions, from January 4, 2021 through approximately May 31, 2021. 

Traffic from the south heading north will be detoured at Mill Street east to Broadway north to Market St. and then back north on Main Street. Traffic from the north heading south on Main Street will be detoured at Market St. east to High St. south to Mill St. to the roundabout and then back south on Main St.   Sidewalk pedestrian access will be maintained on the East and West sides of the street throughout the project.

Click here for the city's press release about the closure.

Businesses are open and accessible. 2 hour free parking vouchers available for patrons of impacted businesses. Sidewalks will remain open and businesses will be accessible. For parking, use High/Market Parking Deck or Akron Center Deck. Click here for parking map of downtown Akron.

This project is expected to be complete by April, 2022.

Main Street Phase I
W. State Street between W. Bowery St. and S. Main St.
Beginning February 2, Kenmore Construction Co. and the City of Akron will be closing W. State St. between W. Bowery Street and S. Main St. for utility work. Traffic will be detoured using W. Bowery Street, S. Main St. and the reverse. Access will be maintained from S. Main St. to the State Street Parking Deck entrance. This work is expected to be complete by Friday, March 26.

Main Street Corridor/Akron CSO Program
Through May 28, 2021

Kenmore Construction Co. and the City of Akron continue work along the south side of W. Exchange St. between S. Main St. and Water St.
Westbound traffic will be shifted back to the north side of the street during this work.
Drivers are urged to use caution while proceeding through this area.
This work is planned to be completed by Friday, May 28, 2021.




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.