Downtown Akron Traffic Advisories

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

***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.

CONSTRUCTION

S. Main Street
W. Market Street to W. Cedar Street
7/9/2018 - 4/30/2020

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 May 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. This portion is expected to be complete by March 30, 2019.

The third phase of this project is located between W. Bowery St. and W. State St. Work has been started along the west side of the street and this portion is expected to be complete by June 30, 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 side of the street between University Ave. and W. Bowery St. will continue to be maintained to the maximum extent possible for local businesses.

Click here for the Main Street Phasing Map

Click here renderings of the street view at State Street and Cascade Plaza

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.

W. Exchange Street
S. Main Street to Water Street
7/23/2018 - 3/30/2019

Akron CSO Program - Ohio Canal Interceptor Tunnel Kenny/Obayashi JV, Kenmore Construction Co. and the City of Akron continue 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.

Mill Street
Ash Street to S. High Street
7/9/2018 - 5/31/2019

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. Kenmore Construction has adjusted the traffic pattern at this intersection in order to complete work on the east side of S. Main St. Traffic can now flow into the intersection from the east, south and west, and all must exit to the north up S. Main St. Traffic wanting to head westbound out of the intersection 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 intersection 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 May 31, 2019.

State Street Bridge
S. Main Street to W. Bowery Street
10/15/2018 - 1/6/2020

UPDATE: 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. 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 June 1 and the replacement of the east portion is expected to be complete by January, 2020.

E. Mill Street
Lincoln Street to S. Union Street 1
0/15/2018 3/1/2019

UPDATED WORK AND COMPLETION DATE: Sanitary Sewer Reconstruction 2017 H.M. Miller Construction Co. and the City of Akron continue the replacement/reconstruction of existing water main and sewer on E. Mill St. between Lincoln St. and S. Union St.
***The contractor currently has a single eastbound lane closed. As work continues to be completed, there will be the occasional shifting of traffic.
***Beginning Monday, February 4, E. Mill St. will become fully closed. Eastbound traffic will be detoured using E. Mill St., S. Broadway, E. Market St. and S. Union St. Westbound traffic will be detoured using S. Union St., E. Market St., S. High St. and E. Mill St. The intersection of E. Mill St. and S. College St. will become closed and the northbound traffic on S. College St. will be detoured using E. Buchtel Ave. and S. Union St. 
***Access into the work zone will be maintained for Metro bus traffic ONLY.
***The entire project is expected to be completed by Friday, March 1.

W. Bowery Street
Quaker Street to S. Main Street
12/10/2018-4/26/2019

UPDATE: As part of the Main Street Corridor project, Kenmore Construction Co. and Ohio Edison have started utility work on the north side of W. Bowery St., between Quaker St. and S. Main St. This work will require the closure of the north side of W. Bowery St. ***Eastbound traffic will be detoured using Quaker St., Ash St., W. Mill St., S. Main St., E. Market St., S. High St. and E. Bowery St. Westbound traffic will be maintained, but shifted during this work. Drivers are urged to use caution as they are driving through this area. This work is planned to be completed by April 26, 2019.

Interstate 76 in the City of Akron

(Monday, February 4 – until further notice)
Beginning on Monday evening, February 4, at 8 p.m. the following lane restrictions and ramp closures will be in place through mid-March for repairs to the East Ave. bridges over I-76:

·         I-76 eastbound under east Ave. will be reduced to ONE lane.

·         The ramp from I-76 eastbound to I-76 eastbound/Kenmore Leg will be CLOSED. The detour will be I-277 eastbound to I-77 northbound to I-76 westbound.

·           The ramp from I-76 eastbound/Kenmore Leg to I-76 eastbound will be CLOSED. The detour will be I-277 eastbound to I-77 northbound.

·           The ramp from V.Odom Rd. to I-76 eastbound will be closed. The detour will be Superior Ave. to Russell Ave. to East Ave.

(Tuesday, February 5 – Wednesday, February 6)
Beginning on Tuesday evening, February 5, at 10 p.m. I-76 eastbound under the East Ave. bridge will be CLOSED through Wednesday morning, February 6, at 6 a.m. for bridge repairs. The detour will be I-76 westbound/Kenmore Leg to I-277 eastbound to I-77 northbound.

(Monday, February 11 – Friday, February 15)
Beginning on Monday evening, February 11, at 8 p.m. and continuing through Friday morning, February 15, at 6 a.m. I-76 westbound under East Ave. will have various nightly lane closures for bridge repairs. These restrictions will occur nightly between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. for bridge repairs. These restrictions will occur nightly between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m.

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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.