Traffic Alerts

South Main Street

Market St to Cedar St

Starts: July 9, 2018
Ends: August 28, 2020

Limited Access

Kenmore Construction Co., Prime AE Group and the City of Akron continue work on the Main St. Corridor Project.
S. Main Street is closed to all southbound traffic between W. Market Street and W. Cedar Street as work continues on several different phases. Traffic is being detoured using S. High St.
>The first phase of the project is located between W. Market Street and W. Bowery Street. Northbound traffic has been shifted from the east side of the street over onto the newly paved west side. Traffic that is heading north on S. Main St. from W. Bowery St., and the traffic that is heading from the east and west on Mill St. to S. Main St., will now enter into the new roundabout and travel clockwise around it and exit to the north up S. Main St. Eastbound traffic will be detoured to E. Market St., S. High St. and E. Mill St. The westbound traffic will be detoured north up to MLK Jr. Blvd. and to W. Mill St. This portion is expected to be complete by June 30.
>Between W. State St. and just south of W. Bowery, the contractor has shifted the northbound traffic over onto the newly paved west side of the street as they continue work along the east side. With this shift of traffic, on-street parking will not be available within these limits. This portion of the project is expected to be complete by June 30.
>On Wednesday, March 18, the contractor plans to open the north half of the Exchange St. intersection and shift the northbound traffic between W. Exchange St. and W. State St. over onto the newly paved west side of the street as they continue work along the east side. Except for a couple small portions that will need to be put on hold until later in the year, the majority of this work is expected to be complete by April 18.
>On Wednesday, March 18, the contractor plans to close S. Main St. to all traffic between Cedar St. and Exchange St. This closure will include the south half of the Exchange St. intersection. A single lane of westbound traffic will be maintained on E. Exchange St. Traffic that is heading northbound on S. Main St. will be detoured using E. Cedar St., S. Broadway and E. Exchange St. Traffic that is heading westbound on E. Cedar St. and wanting to head north on S. Main St. will be detoured using S. Main St., E. Bartges St., S. Broadway and E. Exchange St.
The south half of the S. Main St. and Exchange St. intersection is expected to be re-opened to traffic by April 10. At that time, the north half of the S. Main St. and Cedar St. intersection will be closed. The remaining work between Cedar St. and Exchange St. is expected to be complete by May 1.
Drivers are urged to use caution while driving through these areas.
This project is currently planned to be fully complete by August 28, 2020.

Associated Projects

Main Street Corridor