Release Date: June 28,2018

City to begin work on Main Street Corridor project

The City of Akron will begin construction activities for the first phase of the Main Street Corridor Project on Monday July 9, 2018. All southbound lanes of Main Street from East Market Street to University Avenue will be closed starting on that date.  Northbound traffic on Main Street will be maintained throughout these limits. Users who normally travel south on South Main Street should use South High Street to access Mill Street or Bowery Street. Mill Street and Bowery Street will be open east and west through Main Street.

For those interested in learning more about the construction activities related to the project, The Main Street Corridor Project team will host a stakeholder meeting for the public on July 17, 2018 in Cascade Plaza from 4 to 6 p.m. The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss the improvements to Main Street, which will be built over the next two years, along with how access will be maintained through this area while the improvements are under construction.

Plans are underway for a formal groundbreaking ceremony in late August. Additional information about the project will be announced soon.

For more information about the Main Street Corridor Project and to stay up-to-date on street closures, please visit http://www.driveakron.com/projects/main-street-corridor or contact Heather Bolestridge, Main Street Corridor Project Communications Manager at hbolestridge@gstephensinc.com or (330) 375-2501.