Downtown Akron Traffic Advisories

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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. Pedestrians: Follow the red dots on the sidewalks to your destinations. Click here for a pedestrian map of Phase 1A. Click here for a pedestrian map of Phase 3A. 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.

EVENTS
 

CONSTRUCTION

***NEW***
W. Mill St. and S. Main St. Intersection

As part of the Main St. 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.

***On Wednesday, November 14, Kenmore Construction plans to close the entire west side of the W. Mill St. and S. Main St. intersection. Westbound traffic will be detoured using Main St., MLK Jr. Blvd. and Mill St. to access the Cascade Parking. Eastbound traffic from MLK Jr. Blvd. will be detoured using W. Center St., W. Bowery St. to E. Mill St. People exiting the parking
garages will be detoured from W. Mill St. to Dart Ave., W. Market St., S. High St. to E. Mill St.
***This closure is expected to remain in place for approximately 3 weeks.
Click here for detour map.

UPDATE: Main Street Corridor Project
Phase 1A & 1B: Main St., between W. Market and W. Exchange (Through December 31, 2018)
Phase 2A & 2B: State Street Bridge Reconstruction: October 2018-December 2019
Phase 3A & 3B: Main St. between State St. and Cedar St. (October 2018-December 2019)
Phase 4A & 4B: Main St. between State St and Bowery St (summer 2019-winter 2019)

Project completed by April 2020
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.

As part of the Main Street Corridor project, Kenmore Construction Co., Prime AE Group and the City of Akron have closed S. Main St. to southbound traffic between W. Market Street and W. Bowery St. This portion is expected to be complete by December 31.
***The second phase of this project continues between W. State St. and W. Cedar St. This portion is expected to be complete by April 30, 2019. The southbound side of S. Main St. within these limits has also been closed to traffic.
***For both phases, southbound traffic is being detoured using S. High St.
***H.M. Miller Construction Co. and Dominion Energy continue gas main replacement work along S. Main St.

***Pedestrian access on W. Mill and S. Main has changed. There is no thru pedestrian access at the Huntington Building, 103 S. High St. Pedestrians heading south may use W. Mill to Ash St., and use stairs to access Cascade Plaza, or use the east side of Main St.

***Pedestrian access is maintained to all businesses along Main St. during construction. Follow the red dots in Phase 1A & 1B and Phase 3A, to find your way. 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.

State Street Bridge, S. Main Street to W. Bowery Street
Through January 6, 2020

As part of the Main Street Corridor project, Kenmore Construction Co., Prime AE Group and the City of Akron will be closing W. State St., between W. Bowery Street and S. Main St., for bridge replacement. This work is planned to begin on Monday, October 15. Eastbound traffic will be detoured using W. Bowery Street, S. High St. and E. State St. and the westbound traffic will be detoured using S. Main St., W. Bowery St. and W. State St. Access will be maintained from S. Main St. to the State Street Parking Deck entrance. The full bridge replacement is expected to be complete by January, 2020.

Drivers are urged to use caution as they proceed through the work zones. The remainder of this project will be completed in separate phases and is expected to be entirely complete by April 30, 2020.

METRO Main St. Detour during construction
Click here for detour map.

Mill St., Ash to High St
Through December 31, 2018

As part of the first phase of the Main Street Corridor project, Kenmore Construction Co., Prime AE Group and the City of Akron have started work
on a new roundabout that is being built at the intersection of S. Main St. and Mill St.

All Mill St. traffic is being maintained, but the eastbound has been shifted over onto the north side of the road. Drivers are urged to use caution while proceeding through this area.
This portion of the project is expected to be complete by December 31, 2018.

Dominion gas main replacement
S. Main Street, between Cedar St. & Exchange St. and University Ave. & Church St.

***H.M. Miller Construction Co. and Dominion Energy continue gas main replacement work on S. Main St. between W. Exchange St. and W. Cedar St.
Northbound traffic is being maintained, but shifted as the work progresses. This portion is expected to be complete by Friday, December 14.
***On December 3, gas main replacement work is planned to begin on the west side of S. Main St. between University Ave. and Church St. This work
will require the closure of the parking and sidewalk along the west side. Traffic will be maintained in both directions as well as parking and pedestrian access along the east side of the street. This portion of the gas main work is planned to be completed by Friday, January 4.
***Retail businesses in this area remain open and accessible during construction. Pedestrian access to Pots & Pans Jamaican Restaurant, Great Escape Room Akron, blue, a Goodwill boutique, Electric Pete's E-Bikes, Wholly Joe's Coffee Shop, Pad Thai, Brubaker's, Hair Geek Studio, Insomnia Cookies, Jimmy John's, Walgreens, Diamond Deli, Woody's, DaVinci's, Tear-Ez, Subway, 69 Taps, Boiling House Seafood, Bricco, Cilantro.
***Retail businesses in this area remain open and accessible during construction. Pedestrian access to The Peanut Shoppe, Baxter's, The Lockview, El Gato, Barley House, Akron Children's Museum, Lock 3, Lock Next, Akron Civic Theatre. Free two hour parking is available in selected lots. Click here for map.

This utility work is being completed in preparation for the continuing Main Street Corridor project.

W Exchange, S. Main St to Water St
July 23 - March 30, 2019

Akron CSO Program – Ohio Canal Interceptor Tunnel Kenny/Obayashi JV, Kenmore Construction Co. and the City of Akron have started 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 March 30, 2019.

W. Exchange & W. Cedar, Broadway to S. Portage Path
UPDATE: W. Exchange Cedar Signalization
Through November 30, 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 work along the north side of W. Exchange, between Water St. and Akron General Ave. Two lanes of traffic are being maintained along the south side of the street.
***Due to the winter weather conditions that have set in, resurfacing work has been put on hold until next spring. SET plans to have all lanes within their current work zones open to traffic by Friday, November 30.

ODOT: Main & Broadway

As part of the Interstate 76 and Main Street project, ODOT currently plans to flip the westbound traffic of I-76 over on to the eastbound side on Sunday, December 2.

The on ramp to 76W from the southbound side of S. Main St. will be closed until late fall of 2019. Detour is Bartges St to Dart Ave. to SR 261 to SR 59. 

For a period of time during the day, the existing off ramp from 76W to Broadway and downtown will close in order for the contractor to do some required paving. Traffic will be detoured using Dart Ave., Thornton and S. Main St. Once this work is completed, traffic will then exit on to the new Broadway off ramp.  

Also, beginning today, 76W between E. Market Street and Innovation Way will be reduced to one lane for bridge joint repairs. This work is expected to be complete by Wednesday, December 5.

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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.