Downtown Akron Traffic Advisories

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

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.

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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.

S. Main St., between Bowery & State
July 11-14
Main St., between Bowery St. & State St. will be closed starting July 11 for the Italian American Festival. Festival activities take place Thursday, July 12 through Saturday, July 14.
Monday, July 16, 12 p.m.
Main St, between Canal Park & Lock 3
The tournament participants will walk in a parade on Main St., from Canal Park to Lock 3. The road will close at 12 p.m. and open at the completion of the parade.

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.



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.