Downtown Akron Traffic Advisories

Visit www.driveakron.com for up to date traffic closures/detours for the city of Akron.

***Throughout Main Street Construction, NORTHBOUND vehicular traffic only on Main St., SOUTHBOUND vehicular traffic only on S. High St. Sidewalks are open throughout most of Main Street.

Downtown Akron is in the middle of a major revitalization. There are a lot of orange barrels, but Akron is making updates to its sewer, utility and roadways to build a downtown that is friendly to all users and ready for economic growth. Sidewalks are open during construction and we encourage you to continue to get out and enjoy all that downtown has to offer. Need to drive to your destination? Downtown offers more than 10,000 parking spaces. Click here for the DT Akron Parking Map. Want to know what is happening in downtown? Check out the DAP calendar of events.

***Pedestrian access is maintained to all businesses along Main St. during construction. Follow these pedestrian maps to find your way: Phase 1, Phase 2, Phase 3Click here for a downtown parking map. Need help while in downtown? Call the DAP Ambassador service at (330) 706-7383. Click here for the DT Akron Food Guide.

EVENTS
Akron RubberDucks Home Games, through August 2019
Main St. will close between Buchtel St. and State St. for all Akron RubberDucks home games.

Akron RubberDucks Street Party
Friday, June 14, 4 p.m.

On Friday June 14, the Akron RubberDucks will be hosting a street party before the game.  The festival runs from 5-7 p.m.  This will cause Main Street between Buchtel Ave. and State St. to close at  4 p.m. for set-up.  The road will open upon conclusion of the post-game fireworks show.  

Akron Marathon - National Interstate 8K and 1 Mile race information
Saturday, June 29

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

Parking will be available at all parking decks and surface lots. Currently, the State Street deck is accessible from S. Main Street. Click here for the downtown parking map.

Have questions about how to reach your destination? Call Downtown Akron Partnership at (330) 374-7676 or (330) 706-7383.

Enjoy dinner, drinks or a snack before or after the gameClick here for the Downtown Food Guide and visit www.downtownakron.com for hours and contact information.

For up to date information on Main Street and other city of Akron projects, visit www.driveakron.com

CONSTRUCTION

UPDATE: Mill Street
Ash Street to S. High Street

As part of the first phase of the Main Street Corridor project, Kenmore Construction Co., Prime AE Group and the City of Akron continue work on a new roundabout that is being built at the intersection of S. Main St. and Mill St.
***Beginning Monday, June 10, Kenmore Construction plans to close E. Mill St. to westbound traffic from S. High Street to S. Main St. Traffic will be detoured using S. High St., E. Bowery and S. Main St.
Access will continue to be maintained from S. High St. to the businesses on E. Mill St. 
***For the S. Main St./Mill St. roundabout, traffic will be maintained from the south and west, but all must exit to the north up S. Main St.
***Traffic wanting to head westbound out of the roundabout will be detoured using Main St., MLK Jr. Blvd. and Mill St. to access the Cascade Parking. Traffic wanting to head eastbound out of the roundabout will be detoured using S. Main St., E. Market St. and S. High St. to E. Mill St.

The remaining work in this area is expected to be complete by June 21, 2019.

 

UPDATE: 6/10/19 - 6/15/19
S. Main Street
E. Exchange Street to E. Buchtel Avenue

As part of the Main Street Corridor project, H.M. Miller Construction Co. and Dominion Energy are planning to begin gas service replacement work on S. Main Street, between E. Exchange St. and E. Buchtel Ave., on Monday, June 10 thru the morning of Saturday, June 15.

During the day, northbound traffic on S. Main St. will be detoured using E. Exchange St., S. Broadway, E. Buchtel Ave. and S. Main St. The road will be plated and re-opened every evening.
This work is expected to be complete by early afternoon Friday, June 15.

S. Main Street
W. Market Street to W. Cedar Street
7/9/2018 - 4/30/2020

Kenmore Construction Co., Prime AE Group and the City of Akron continue work on the Main St. Corridor Project. S. Main Street is closed to all southbound traffic between W. Market Street and W. Cedar Street as work continues on several different phases. Traffic is being detoured using S. High St.

The first phase of the project is located between W. Market Street and W. Bowery Street. Northbound traffic has been shifted from the east side of the street over onto the newly paved west side. Traffic that is heading north on S. Main St. from W. Bowery St., and the traffic that is heading from the east and west on Mill St. to S. Main St., will now enter into the new roundabout and travel clockwise around it and exit to the north up S. Main St. Eastbound traffic will be detoured to E. Market St., S. High St. and E. Mill St. The westbound traffic will be detoured north up to MLK Jr. Blvd. and to W. Mill St. This portion is expected to be complete by May 31, 2019.

The second phase of this project is located between W. State St. and W. Cedar St. Work continues along the west side of the street. The portion located in front of Canal Park is planned to be completed by April 4, but the remaining stretch is expected to be completed by August 30, 2019.

Drivers are urged to use caution while driving through this area. The on street parking that is located on the east side of the street between University Ave. and W. Bowery St. will continue to be maintained to the maximum extent possible for local businesses.

Click here for the Main Street Phasing Map

Click here renderings of the street view at State Street and Cascade Plaza

Visit DriveAkron.com for up to date information the Main Street Project.

***Pedestrian access is maintained to all businesses along Main St. during construction. Follow these pedestrian maps to find your way: Phase 1, Phase 2, Phase 3. Click here for a downtown parking map. Need help while in downtown? Call the DAP Ambassador service at (330) 706-7383. Click here for the DT Akron Food Guide.

W. Exchange Street
S. Main Street to Water Street
7/23/2018 - 6/30/2019

Akron CSO Program - Ohio Canal Interceptor Tunnel Kenny/Obayashi JV, Kenmore Construction Co. and the City of Akron continue work on the Rack 17 diversion structure which is located on the north side of W. Exchange between S. Main St. and Water St. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained, but shifted around the work zone.
***This work is expected to be complete by June 30, 2019.

Mill Street
Ash Street to S. High Street
7/9/2018 - 5/31/2019

As part of the first phase of the Main Street Corridor project, Kenmore Construction Co., Prime AE Group and the City of Akron continue work on a new roundabout that is being built at the intersection of S. Main St. and Mill St. Kenmore Construction has adjusted the traffic pattern at this intersection in order to complete work on the east side of S. Main St. Traffic can now flow into the intersection from the east, south and west, and all must exit to the north up S. Main St. Traffic wanting to head westbound out of the intersection will be detoured using Main St., MLK Jr. Blvd. and Mill St. to access the Cascade Parking. Traffic wanting to head eastbound out of the intersection will be detoured using S. Main St., E. Market St. and S. High St. to E. Mill St. The remaining work in this area is expected to be complete by May 31, 2019.

State Street Bridge
S. Main Street to W. Bowery Street
10/15/2018 - 1/6/2020

UPDATE: W. State Street Bridge Replacement
As part of the Main Street Corridor project, Kenmore Construction Co., Prime AE Group and the City of Akron have closed W. State St., between W. Bowery St. and S. Main St., for bridge replacement. Eastbound traffic will be detoured using W. Bowery St., S. High St. and E. State St. and westbound traffic will be detoured using S. Main St., W. Bowery St. and W. State St. Access is being maintained from S. Main St. to the State Street Parking Deck entrance.
***The west portion of the bridge that is currently under construction is expected to be complete by June 30 and the replacement of the east portion is expected to be complete by January, 2020.

W. Bowery Street
Quaker Street to S. Main Street
12/10/2018-6/30/2019

UPDATE: As part of the Main Street Corridor project, Kenmore Construction Co. and Ohio Edison have started utility work on the north side of W. Bowery St., between Quaker St. and S. Main St. This work will require the closure of the north side of W. Bowery St. Eastbound traffic will be detoured using Quaker St., Ash St., W. Mill St., S. Main St., E. Market St., S. High St. and E. Bowery St. Westbound traffic will be maintained, but shifted during this work.
***Drivers are urged to use caution as they are driving through this area. This work is planned to be completed by June 30.

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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.