Downtown Akron traffic advisories

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

***Generally, 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.  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.



Main Street Updates
E. Exchange St. & E. State St.
H.M. Miller Construction Co. and Dominion Energy continue the daily closures of S. Main St. to all traffic between E. Exchange St. and E. State St. as they work to complete the final portions of new gas main. These closures are only in effect during the daytime hours. Traffic is being detoured using E. Exchange St., S. Broadway, E. State St. and S. Main St. This work is expected to be complete by Friday, February 7.

State St. to Bowery St.
On Tuesday, February 4, the contractor shifted all northbound traffic, between W. State St. and just south of W. Bowery St., over onto the newly paved west side of the street as they begin work along the east side. With this shift of traffic, on-street parking will not be available within these limits. Street parking is available on University Ave., State St. and S. High St. 

Visiting Baxter's,  The Peanut Shoppe, The LockviewEl GatoIndulge Chocolates or Barley House? Patronize these retail businesses and receive a 2-hour parking validation for the Summit County parking deck, located at 200 S. High St. Click here for a parking map.

Visitors may also use the State Street Parking Deck, 55 W. State Street for a $2 flat flee. The deck can be accessed from Bowery St. (through the Akron Children's Hospital campus). The State St. deck is great for access to Barley HouseAkron Children's MuseumLock 3 and Akron Civic Theatre.

State Street Parking Deck Traffic Pattern Change
Starting October 1, 2019

Due to construction changing construction patterns for the State Street Bridge, State Street parking deck (51 W. State St.) will be accessible from W. Bowery St. only. There is no longer access from Main St. This traffic pattern will be in place until the completion of the bridge construction.
Click here for an updated map to State Street deck.

From the north: Using S. High Street, turn west (right) on W. Bowery St. Turn east (left) on State St. and enter the parking deck.

From the south: Using S. Broadway, turn west (left) on E. Exchange St., turn right (north) on W. Bowery St., turn right (east) on State St. and enter the deck.

From the west: Using Ceder St., turn left (north) on W. Bowery St., turn right (east) on State St. and enter the deck.

Exchange Street to begin two way traffic on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019
Beginning August 19, Exchange Street in downtown Akron will open to two-way traffic from the Innerbelt (Rand Street) to Bowery Street. Both southbound and northbound vehicles exiting the Innerbelt / Route 59 will now be able to travel eastbound along both Exchange Street and Cedar Street. Click here for traffic pattern map.


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.