Downtown Akron traffic advisories
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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.
North Howard, W. North St. to Beech St.
Fiber Optic Cable Installation Team Fishel and Level (3) Communications continue the installation of fiber optic cable at the west side of N. Howard St. between W. North St. and Beech St. The curb lane in the southbound direction will need to be closed during this work, but traffic will continue to be maintained at all times. Drivers are urged to use caution as they proceed through this area. This work is planned to be completed by Friday, February 26.
W. Mill St, Main Street to Dart Ave
Beginning Monday, March 1, Kenmore Construction Co. and the City of Akron plan to begin work on the north side of W. Mill St. just west of Dart Ave. A portion of this road will need to be fully closed during this work. Traffic that is trying to reach Rand Ave. will be detoured using Dart Ave. and W. Market St. S. Main St. and W. Exchange St. to Rand Ave. can be used as an alternate route during this closure. ***This work is planned to be completed by Friday, March 12.
Traffic that is trying to reach Rand Ave. will be detoured using Dart Ave. and W. Market St. S. Main St. and W. Exchange St. to Rand Ave. can be used as an alternate route during this closure.
This work is planned to be completed by Friday, March 5.
Main Street Corridor Phase 2
Main Street and E. Market St. Intersection
Beginning Tuesday, February 2, Karvo Companies Inc. and the City of Akron plan to begin work at the north side of the Main St. and E. Market St. intersection. The westbound curb lane will need to be closed, but traffic will continue to be maintained in both directions. This portion of the project is expected to be complete by Wednesday, February 3.
After 6pm on Thursday, February 4, the contractor plans to begin work at the center of the E. Market St. and Main St. intersection. Traffic will be maintained in both directions, but shifted to the outside lanes around the work zone. This portion of the project is planned to be complete by 6am on Friday, February 5.
On Monday, February 8, the contractor plans to close the south half of the E. Market St. and Main St. intersection as they work to relocate an existing water main. Two lanes will be maintained in each direction along the north side of E. Market St. between Dart Ave. and S. High St. Drivers are urged to use caution while proceeding through this area. This work is planned to be completed by Monday, May 31.
Main Street, between Mill St. and Market St.
January 4-May 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.