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. 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.
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.
***On Monday, October 1, they plan begin the next phase of this project and will need to close S. Main St. to southbound traffic between W. State St. and
W. Cedar St. This portion is expected to be complete by April 1, 2019.Traffic will be detoured using S. High St.
***The on street parking that is located between University Ave. and W.Bowery St. will continue to be maintained to the maximum extent possible for local businesses. Northbound traffic will also be maintained to the maximum extent possible during this project.
***Pedestrian access is maintained to all businesses along Main St. during construction. Follow the red dots in Phase 1A & 1B and coming soon to Phase 2A, 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.
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.
S. Main St., between State & University (current phase)
Dominion gas main replacement
Current phase through October 15, total project footprint Main St. between Cedar and Church, complete by December 2018
H.M. Miller Construction Co. and Dominion Energy continue gas main replacement work on S. Main St., between E. State St. and University Ave.
Traffic will be maintained in both directions during this work, but it will need to be shifted as the work progresses. Drivers are urged to use caution while
proceeding through this area.
This portion is expected to be complete by Friday, September 21, but the remaining work, which will extend south to W. Cedar Street, is planned to be
completed by Friday, December 28.
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
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 on the north and south sides of E. Exchange St. between S. Main St. and S. Broadway. Traffic is being maintained around the work zones. This work is expected to be complete by September 28. The contractor continues work along the south side of W. Exchange Street between W. Bowery St. and Akron General Ave. Two lanes of traffic continue to be maintained, but shifted to the north side of the street during this work which is expected to be complete by Friday, September 28.
***Striping and landscaping work continues on W. Cedar Street between Rand Ave. and S. Broadway. Traffic will be maintained at all times, but there will be occasional lane closures and shifting of traffic. This work is expected to be complete by Friday, October 19.
*NOTE: As work on another project is currently underway on the north side of W. Exchange near S. Main St., drivers will need to use extreme caution when they proceed through this area as two lanes of traffic will need to be shifted to the south and back to the north in a fairly short distance.
***This project is currently planned to be entirely complete by Friday, November 30.
West Center Street Bridge
Rand Ave to Dart Ave
November 27, 2017- September 21, 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.
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.