Main Street Corridor Updates





The City of Akron began 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 are now closed for construction, however LOCAL BUSINESSES ARE OPEN and pedestrian traffic will be maintained throughout the duration of the project. 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.

The project will be completed through several phases and is a complete street design encompassing amenities for all users including pedestrians, bicycles, transit users, and vehicles. Improvements include new pavement, sidewalk, cycletrack, utilities, signalization, lighting, landscaping and more. A roundabout will be built at the intersection of Mill/Main, and two mid-block crossings for pedestrians will be built. Also included are green infrastructure improvements including permeable pavement in the parking lanes.

Plans are underway for a formal groundbreaking ceremony in early September.


Newest UPDATE:

9/10/2018 Construction Progress:

-Testing to determine location for Ohio Edison Vault 3-BC.

-Ohio Edison Conduit run on Main St from just north of Bowery St to the south side of the Mill St/Main St intersection is completed.


Two Week Look Ahead:

-Relocate water main to make room for expansion of Akron Energy System’s  manhole 47.

-Begin pouring  concrete to form Ohio Edison Vault Structure 3-G.

-Continuing test drilling to located underground structures on the north end of Main St.

-Continue removing pavement and sidewalk materials north of Main St/Mill St intersection.

-Continue repair work on Akron Energy Systems Steam manhole 47.


August 2018



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