Release Date: July 7,2022

City of Akron Reimplements Downtown Curfew

Akron, Ohio, July 7, 2022 — The City of Akron has issued a curfew for downtown Akron from 10pm-6am which will remain in effect until another order has been issued lifting the curfew. See the full order here. See map of curfew footprint here

For the purposes of this order, downtown Akron is delineated as follows:

North: SR 59 (Perkins St/MLK Jr. Blvd.)

West: SR 59 (MLK Jr. Blvd.)

South: I-76/I-77

East: SR 8 

Those excepted from the curfew restrictions are as follows:

  1. All law enforcement, fire, and medical personnel and members of the news media, as well as other personnel authorized by the City of Akron, and the State of Ohio, or individuals otherwise exempt under the law.
  2. Persons traveling directly between their place of work and their residence.
  3. Persons traveling to seek medical care.
  4. Persons fleeing from dangerous circumstances.

 

Additionally, High St. from Bowery St. to University Ave. will be closed to vehicular traffic nightly from 7pm-6am.