Downtown Akron traffic advisories

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Fourth on the Field with Fireworks
Saturday, July 4
Canal Park, 7:30 p.m.
The Akron RubberDucks will be showing Frozen 2, starting at 7:30 p.m., followed by fireworks.
Road closures, starting at 7:30 p.m., include:
W. State St. between Bowery St. and S. Main St.
S. Main St. between Mill St. and Exchange St.

The State Street parking deck will NOT be available after 12 p.m. on Saturday and all cars must vacate the deck by 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Lock 3 will not be open to the public.


Main Street Updates

Kenmore Construction Co., Prime AE Group and the City of Akron continue work on the Main St. Corridor Project.


Kenmore Construction Co., Prime AE Group and the City of Akron continue work on the Main St. Corridor Project. S. Main Street remains closed to all southbound traffic from W. Market Street to W. Exchange Street. Traffic is being detoured using S. High St.
***Beginning Monday, June 22, S. Main St. will become closed to northbound traffic between Buchtel Ave. and W. Mill St. Traffic will be detoured using Buchtel Ave., S. Broadway and E. Mill St. Access will be maintained from Buchtel Ave. up to the south side of the State St. intersection for emergency vehicles ONLY.
***The intersection of S. Main St. and W. Bowery St. remains closed. Traffic heading west on E. Bowery St. to Akron Children’s Hospital will be detoured using S. High St., W. Exchange St. and W. Bowery St. This closure is expected to remain in place until July 31.
The roundabout at S. Main St. and Mill St. has been re-opened to traffic from Mill St. Drivers are now able to enter into the roundabout from both the east and west sides and then exit to the east, west or to the north. Drivers are urged to use caution while driving through these areas.
***S. Main Street is expected to be re-opened to all traffic by Friday, July 31.

State St. Bridge Replacement
W. State Street Bridge Replacement 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. The contractor has opened the west end of the bridge, from W. Bowery St. to the State Street Parking Deck, and the east end has been closed at S. Main St. Eastbound traffic will be detoured using W. Bowery St., W. Cedar St. and S. Main St. and westbound traffic will be detoured using S. High St., Exchange St., W. Bowery St. and W. State St. This work is planned to be complete by July 31, 2020.

For updates on the Main Street project, visit DriveAkron.

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.