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Akron to Kick Off Transformative Main Street Corridor Project

Crain's Akron Business

Akron will kick off its Main Street Corridor Project Wednesday, Sept. 12, with a groundbreaking ceremony for what city officials hope will be a major part of downtown's continuing transformation.  Formerly known as Main Street Promenade, the Corridor Project is a major overhaul of downtown.

As described by the city in a news release, "Phase 1 of the Main Street Corridor Project is a $31 million effort to reconstruct all infrastructure from building face to building face along the South Main corridor width, between Cedar and Mill Streets, including: new pavement with a lane dedicated to parking/buses/delivery vehicles, new sidewalks, a permanent bicycle track, upgraded underground utilities, upgraded traffic signal equipment, smart LED lighting, a roundabout at the intersection of Main and Mill Streets, storm water management improvements, and a complete rebuild of the State Street bridge."

As has been the case with other downtown Akron developments of late, politicians and business leaders plan to flock to the event.

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