Downtown Akron Traffic Advisories
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Main St. Corridor Project
July 9. 2018
The City of Akron will begin construction activities for the first phase of the Main Street Corridor Project on Monday July 9, 2018. All southbound lanes of Main Street from East Market Street to University Avenue will be closed starting on that date. Northbound traffic on Main Street will be maintained throughout these limits. Users who normally travel south on South Main Street should use South High Street to access Mill Street or Bowery Street. Mill Street and Bowery Street will be open east and west through Main Street.
For those interested in learning more about the construction activities related to the project, The Main Street Corridor Project team will host a stakeholder meeting for the public on July 17, 2018 in Cascade Plaza from 4 to 6 p.m. The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss the improvements to Main Street, which will be built over the next two years, along with how access will be maintained through this area while the improvements are under construction.
For more information, visit http://www.driveakron.com/projects/main-street-corridor.
W. Bowery St. at Water St.
July 10-July 27
At 9am on July 10, W. Bowery Street is planned to be closed to all through traffic, between W. Center Street and Water Street, as Cavanaugh Building Company, EDG and Akron Children’s Hospital begin work on a storm sewer connection.
Eastbound traffic from W. Center St. and W. Bowery St. will be detoured using W. Bowery St., W. State St. and S. Main St. Westbound traffic will be detoured using S. High St. and W. State St.
This work is expected to be complete by Friday, July 27.
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.
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. 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.
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.