Downtown Akron Traffic Advisories

Visit www.driveakron.com 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. Follow these pedestrian maps to find your way: Phase 1, Phase 2, Phase 3Click 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.

EVENTS

Akron RubberDucks Home Games, through August 2019
Main St. will close between Buchtel St. and State St. for all Akron RubberDucks home games.

Parking will be available at all parking decks and surface lots. Currently, the State Street deck is accessible from S. Main Street. Click here for the downtown parking map.

Have questions about how to reach your destination? Call Downtown Akron Partnership at (330) 374-7676 or (330) 706-7383.

Enjoy dinner, drinks or a snack before or after the gameClick here for the Downtown Food Guide and visit www.downtownakron.com for hours and contact information.

For up to date information on Main Street and other city of Akron projects, visit www.driveakron.com

CONSTRUCTION

***NEW***
Exchange Street to begin two way traffic on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019

Mayor Dan Horrigan is pleased to announce that, beginning August 19th, 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. The new traffic pattern will be carefully established after morning rush hour on Monday. Click here for traffic pattern map.

E. Mill St., between S. High St. and S. Main St.
Thursday, July 18-August 30: As part of the first phase of the Main Street 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 July 18, E. Mill St. will be closed to westbound traffic from S. High St. to S. Main St. Traffic is being detoured using S. High St., E. Bowery St. and S. Main St. 
***For the S. Main St./Mill St. roundabout, traffic will be maintained from the south and west, but all traffic must exit up to the north up S. Main St. Traffic wanting to head westbound out of the roundabout will be detoured using Main St., MLK Jr. Blvd. and Mill St. to access the Cascade Parking. Traffic wanting to head eastbound out of the roundabout will be detoured using S. Main St., E. Market St. and S. High St. to E. Mill St. The remaining work in this area is expected to be complete by July 31, 2019.  

Main Street between State St. and Bowery St.
Tuesday, July 16

Phase 3A (Main St. between Bowery St. and State St., west side of the street) construction zone will be implemented on Tuesday, July 16. Northbound traffic will continue to be maintained. Pedestrian access will be maintained on both sides of the street, except where it is currently closed for the Bowery Project work. Access across Main St. will be maintained at State St., University Ave. and Bowery St.

S. Main Street
W. Market Street to W. Cedar Street

7/9/2018 - 7/31/2020Kenmore Construction Co., Prime AE Group and the City of Akron continue work on the Main St. Corridor Project. S. Main Street is closed to all southbound traffic between W. Market Street and W. Cedar Street as work continues on several different phases. Traffic is being detoured using S. High St.

***The first phase of the project is located between W. Market Street and W. Bowery Street. Northbound traffic has been shifted from the east side of the street over onto the newly paved west side. Traffic that is heading north on S. Main St. from W. Bowery St., and the traffic that is heading from the east and west on Mill St. to S. Main St., will now enter into the new roundabout and travel clockwise around it and exit to the north up S. Main St. Eastbound traffic will be detoured to E. Market St., S. High St. and E. Mill St. The westbound traffic will be detoured north up to MLK Jr. Blvd. and to W. Mill St. This portion is expected to be complete by July 31, 2019.

The second phase of this project is located between W. State St. and W. Cedar St. Work continues along the west side of the street. The area in front of Canal Park has been completed enough to provide access for the fans, but the remaining work along the west side is expected to continue through August 30, 2019.

The third phase of this project is located between W. Bowery St. and W. State St. Work within this stretch is expected to be complete by December 31, 2019.

As work is being completed, traffic will continue to be shifted as needed. Drivers are urged to use caution while driving through this area.
The on street parking that is located on the east and west sides of the street
between University Ave. and W. Bowery St. will continue to be maintained to
the maximum extent possible for local businesses.

Visit DriveAkron.com for up to date information the Main Street Project.

***Pedestrian access is maintained to all businesses along Main St. during construction. Follow these pedestrian maps to find your way: Phase 1, Phase 2, Phase 3. 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
    10/15/2018 - 1/6/2020

    As part of the Main Street Corridor project, Kenmore Construction Co., Prime AE Group and the City of Akron have closed W. State St., between W. Bowery St. and S. Main St., for bridge replacement. Eastbound traffic will be detoured using W. Bowery St., S. High St. and E. State St. and westbound traffic will be detoured using S. Main St., W. Bowery St. and W. State St.
    Access is being maintained from S. Main St. to the State Street Parking Deck entrance.
    The west portion of the bridge that is currently under construction is expected to be complete by July 31 and the replacement of the east portion is expected to be complete by January, 2020.

    Interstate 76/Kenmore Leg in the City of Akron
    (Monday, July 22 - until further notice)

    Beginning Monday, July 22, the following closures will be in placed through mid-September for bridge repairs:

    • I-76/Kenmore Leg westbound between I-77 and I-277.
    • The ramp from I-77 southbound to I-76/Kenmore Leg westbound. The detour will be I-76 eastbound to I-77 southbound to I-277 westbound.
    • The ramp from I-76 westbound/I-77 northbound to I-76/Kenmore Leg westbound. The detour will be I-77 northbound to SR 21 southbound to I-76.
    • The ramp from 22nd to I-76/Kenmore Leg westbound. The detour will be Kenmore Blvd/ to SR 93 southbound to Waterloo Rd. to I-277 or Kenmore Blvd. to SR 619.

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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.