Downtown Akron Traffic Advisories

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Akron RubberDucks Games
Through August 2018

Main St. between Stae and Buchtel will close for the Akron RubberDucks pre-game festival and game. On all game days, Main St. will close approximately 30 minutes before game time. Click here for season schedule.

Color Vibe 5K
Saturday, May 26
The start line is on W. Bowery St. at Water St.  Beginning at 8:30 a.m., Bowery St. will close from W. Center St. to S. Main St. for approximately 2 hours.  At 9:00 a.m., W. Cedar St. will close at Dart Ave to S. Main St. for about a half hour.  Access to the hospitals will be available, as well as Metro.  Officers will be on scene to assist.  Runners will take Bowery St. to State St. and enter the Towpath trail.  Runners will continue south on Water to Cedar, west to Bowery then south to Opportunity Pkwy.  Runners will then go south on Pier Dr. to east on Bartges where they will again enter the Towpath following it to Lock 3 to the finish.  

OCIT Rack 37
Through June 8, 2018
S. Main St. between Church & University 

Kenny / Obayashi JV, HM Miller Construction Co. and the City of Akron, plan to close S. Main St. between Church St. and University Ave. on Monday, March 26 as they continue work on the OCIT Rack 37 Diversion Structure Relocation in front of Lock 3.

During this closure, southbound traffic will be detoured using W. Bowery St., S. High St. and University Ave. Northbound traffic will be detoured using University Ave., Broadway, and W. Bowery St. Church Street will be closed at S. Main St., but access will be maintained from S. High St. to Summit County Parking Deck and to Maiden Lane.

On street parking for S. Main St. will be maintained during this project and access to this area will be from the south end at University Ave.

***This work is expected to be complete by Friday, June 8.

Exchange & Main St. Intersection
Exchange Street Duct Bank Replacement
Through May 18, 2018

Kenmore Construction Co. and Ohio Edison continue work on a duct bank and manhole replacement project located near the intersection of Exchange
Street and S. Main St. The limits of this project on Exchange Street are from Maiden Lane to approximately 100 feet west of Paul Williams Street and it will involve work on both the north and south sides of the street. The contractor started their work on the south side of W. Exchange St. between Paul Williams St. and S. Main St. Eastbound traffic is being detoured west on W. Exchange St. to Locust St., W. Cedar St., Broadway, and back to E. Exchange St. Westbound traffic will be maintained throughout this project, but it will need to be shifted as the work progresses.

***On Wednesday, April 4, Kenmore Construction plans to close the west side of S. Main St., south side of W. Exchange St., as they continue working
their way to the east. Southbound traffic will be maintained during this work, but northbound traffic will be detoured using E. Cedar St., Broadway and E. Exchange St.

This work is planned to be completed by Friday, May 18.

West Center Street Bridge
Rand Ave to Dart Ave
November 27, 2017- July 20, 2018

Kenmore Construction, G. Stephens and the City of Akron have closed the W. Center Street Bridge, which is located over SR 59.Traffic will be detoured using Rand Ave., W. State St. Bridge and Dart Ave. The existing bridge is being removed and a new bridge is being constructed as part of the removal of SR 59 between W. Exchange St. and W. Market St.

W. Bowery, Exchange St. to State St.
Through August 31, 2018

Considine Professional Building Addition and Exchange Cedar Steam Condensate
Welty Building Co. and Akron Children's Hospital have closed one lane in each direction on W. Bowery St. between W. Exchange St. and W. State St.
Traffic in both directions has been 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. In addition to the work being completed for Akron Children's Hospital,
Wartko Construction continues work on a steam condensate project on W. Bowery Street, north of W. Exchange Street.

On Monday, April 2, Wartko plans to continue work on the east side of W.Bowery proceeding north toward W. State St. Traffic will still be maintained
in both directions, but adjustments will need to be made to the travel lanes and patient drop-off area as the work progresses.
Drivers are urged to obey the construction signs and to use extreme caution through this area. The work in this area is planned to be completed by
September of 2018.
 
W. Bowery, Cedar to Exchange
Exchange Cedar Steam Condensate
Through May 4, 2018
Don Wartko Construction and the City of Akron continue work on a steam condensate project requiring W. Bowery Street to be closed between W. Cedar Street and W. Exchange Street. Southbound traffic will be detoured using W. Exchange St., Locust St. and W. Cedar St. Northbound traffic will be detoured using W. Cedar St., Broadway and W. Exchange Street.
Access is currently being maintained from W. Exchange St. for all businesses and emergency vehicles.
This portion of roadway is currently planned to be reopened by Friday, May 4.

W. Exchange, Water St. to Locust St.
Through August 31, 2018

UPDATE:Exchange Cedar Steam Condensate
***Wartko Construction and the City of Akron have closed the metered parking and two through lanes along the north side of W. Exchange Street between Water St. and Locust Street. The portion which is located west of W. Bowery is planned to be re-opened by Friday, April 6, and the area located to the east of Bowery is planned to remain closed through the end of the project.

W. Exchange & W. Cedar, S. Portage Path to S. Broadway
Through July 24, 2018
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. SET continues the installation of new traffic signs along both W. Cedar Street and W. Exchange between S. Portage Path and Broadway. This work is expected to be completed by Saturday, April 21. There will be temporary lane closures and shifting of traffic as needed. SET has closed the 2 left lanes of W. Cedar St. between Bonnie Brae Ave. and S. Broadway. As the work is being completed in this stretch, two lanes will be maintained at all times for eastbound traffic. This portion is expected to be complete by Friday, June 1.

This project is currently planned to be entirely complete by Tuesday, July 24.

 

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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.