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As you may have noticed, there are a lot of changes going on in Akron! We want to keep everyone informed. In order to do so, we’re introducing DriveAkron, a City of Akron initiative to help us communicate the status of the ongoing improvements and share the excitement as Akron builds momentum for a better tomorrow. With DriveAkron, it’s easy to keep you up-to-date on construction projects and traffic alerts, so you can still get where you’re going, whether it’s to school, work or anywhere else around the City.

DriveAkron will also be a hub for sharing our visionary ideas for infrastructure improvements, like how we plan to reimagine the Innerbelt and more detailed plans on a future bike park downtown. So stay tuned, there's a lot of exciting momentum in our great City.

Also, please check out Akron Waterways Renewed to learn more about the sewer construction going on in Akron.

Have a question or comment about DriveAkron? Don't hesitate to Contact Us.

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Resurfacing Of Exchange Street To Start Monday, May 14 Friday May 11, 2018 As part of the Cedar and Exchange Complete Streets Project, the City is set to begin resurfacing Exchange Street, between Route 59/Rand Avenue and S. Portage Path on Monday May 14, 2018. Read More > City Of Akron Introduces Legislation To Raise The Age For Tobacco Sales In Akron From 18 To 21 Monday March 19, 2018 When Mayor Horrigan appointed Tamiyka Rose as the City of Akron’s first Health Equity Ambassador last Spring, he tasked her with developing and spearheading new strategies to reduce the City’s unacceptable infant mortality rate. “I will never tolerate a scenario where Akron babies are more likely to die before their first birthday than babies born in other communities,” Mayor Horrigan said. “I hired Tamiyka to coordinate our efforts locally, and help turn the tide.” Read More > Mayor Horrigan Announces Construction Timeline For New Fire Station No. 2 In Akron’s Middlebury Neighborhood Friday March 16, 2018 Akron is preparing to break ground on its first new fire station in 22 years. Fire Station No. 2, located at 952 East Market Street in Akron’s Middlebury neighborhood, is being replaced with construction starting this summer. Read More > Mayor Horrigan Announces New Office Of Integrated Development And Launches Great Streets Akron Initiative To Lift Up Neighborhood Business Districts Wednesday February 28, 2018 Today, Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan delivered his 2018 State of the City Address at the John S. Knight Center, to a crowd of 900 business, community, and neighborhood leaders. In the speech, available here, he outlined his four-part plan for Akron as a thriving and adaptive city. “Thriving cities are financially stable; benefit from density and connectivity; invest in their people; and have growing, entrepreneurial economies,” Mayor Horrigan summarized. Read More > Mayor Dan Horrigan Releases 2018 Issue 4 Budget, Detailing Millions In New Investments In Akron’s Police, Fire, And Streets Monday January 22, 2018 Today, Mayor Dan Horrigan released the City’s plan for spending “Issue 4” funds in 2018. The budget outlines a plan for more than $13 Million in increased investment in police and fire protection and roadway improvements in Akron. Read More > Mayor Dan Horrigan And EBay CEO Devin Wenig Announce Transformational “Retail Revival” Program For Akron Entrepreneurs Friday January 19, 2018 Today, Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan and eBay CEO Devin Wenig announced a transformational new partnership in support of Akron entrepreneurs. EBay has selected Akron as the first U.S. city for a new program focused on bringing traditional brick & mortar businesses online and introducing them to new customers around the world. Read More > ¼% Income Tax Increase To Fund Police, Fire/EMS, And Streets Wednesday November 8, 2017 Today the City of Akron took a significant step toward a stronger, more stable future. Akron voters approved Issue 4 – an amendment to the Charter of the City of Akron, which imposes an additional ¼% income tax to fund police, fire/EMS protection and roadway improvements in the City of Akron. Read More > Quick Response Teams To Fight Opioid Addiction In Akron Monday October 23, 2017 The Akron Quick Response Team (QRT), a collaborative effort between Summit County Public Health (SCPH), Akron Fire Department and Akron Police Department, is an outreach team focused on connecting with individuals who have been struggling with addiction to opiates and have recently overdosed. “The purpose is to help individuals and families know that there is help available as well as help in getting the resources they need to combat an opiate addiction” according to Donna Skoda, SCPH Health Commissioner. The Akron QRT will be adding another layer of support; the team will offer naloxone kits to any person or family member who is visited by the QRT in Akron. Read More > Huntington Bank Partners With United Way, City Of Akron To Launch Summit County’s First Financial Empowerment Center In Kenmore Thursday October 12, 2017 United Way of Summit County, the City of Akron and Huntington National Bank today announced that they would be partnering to launch Summit County’s first Financial Empowerment Center in the Akron neighborhood of Kenmore. This is being made possible by Huntington Bank’s donation to United Way of its Kenmore branch at 1060 Kenmore Blvd. Read More > ODOT Beginning Right-Sized Road Improvements On Tallmadge Avenue Wednesday August 30, 2017 The Ohio Department of Transportation is currently resurfacing a section of Tallmadge Avenue between the limits of Main Street and State Route 8. As part of this roadway resurfacing, a new striping plan will be implemented. Read More >