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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Downtown Akron’s Bowery Project expected to generate $245 million in economic impact over 20 years Monday January 27, 2020 The $42 million Bowery Project to renovate six historic buildings on Main Street in downtown Akron is expected to create thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in economic impact, according to a study by researchers from the University of Akron and Kent State University. Read More > Akron’s Bowery project meets major deadlines, nears finish line Monday January 27, 2020 The Bowery redevelopment project intended to revitalize a prominent part of downtown Akron made it to the Thanksgiving finish line — with some pieces not quite over that line just yet.

Most of the six downtown buildings have met their major construction deadlines, although finishing work on the long-vacant and blighted smaller structures will continue into upcoming weeks, said Don Taylor, head of Welty Building Co., general contractor and partner in the Bowery Development Group.
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Akron’s downtown Bowery restoration taking shape with new apartments, retail space Friday August 16, 2019 The Bowery project is considered crucial to revitalizing this section of Akron and promoting additional downtown redevelopment. Read More > Exchange Street in Akron opens to two-way traffic Monday Friday August 16, 2019 The city is asking residents to use extra caution on Monday, when Exchange Street in downtown Akron opens to two-way traffic from the Innerbelt (Rand Street) to Bowery Street. Read More > Amazon to open fulfillment center at former Rolling Acres Mall in Akron Friday August 16, 2019 After months of speculation, the rumors are true: an Amazon fulfillment center is coming to the former Rolling Acres Mall in Akron. Read More > Akron seeks to lower sewer project costs Friday August 16, 2019 Horrigan wants to use green infrastructure northwest of downtown to absorb rainfall while increasing flow to the Ohio Canal Interceptor Tunnel, which can hold 26 million gallons. By doing so, his engineers say two catch basins in the Merriman Valley and another on Kelly Avenue would not need to be built, potentially saving ratepayers $35.5 million. Read More >