Downtown Akron traffic advisories

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***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.



S. Main Street, between Exchange St. and State St.
Daytime hours only
Through Friday, January 31
Beginning Monday, January 13, H.M. Miller Construction Co. and Dominion Energy will be closing S. Main St. to all traffic between E. Exchange St. and E. State St. as they work to complete the final portions of a new gas main. This closure will only be in effect during the daytime hours. Traffic will be detoured using E. Exchange St., S. Broadway, E. State St. and S. Main St. This work is expected to be complete by Friday January 31.

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.

Main Street, Mill St. to Cedar St.
Through July 2020
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Kenmore 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 June 30.

The second phase of this project is located between W. State St. and W. Cedar St. Work continues along both sides of the street through this area. Northbound traffic will be shifted as needed. The remaining work within this stretch is expected to be complete by June 30.

The third phase of this project is located between W. Bowery St. and W. State St. The west side of the street has been closed in front of Lock 3. Work within this stretch is expected to be complete by June 30.

Traffic will continue to be shifted as needed during this project. Drivers are urged to use caution while driving through this area. The on street parking that is located on the east side of the street between University Ave. and W. Bowery St. will continue to be maintained to the maximum extent possible for local businesses.


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.