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Work on the East Market Streetscape continues as planned and of course with any progress there is a little discomfort.

Next week’s discomfort is that East Market Street will be closed on Thursday October 20 between 9 am and 3 pm for the delivery and erection of the two center arches over East Market Street.

The City of Akron and ODOT have approved this closure and are notifying their safety forces.

The arches are the key focal point of the Streetscape project and are being erected at the large center crosswalk between the East End Residences and the former Goodyear Headquarters building. The following week crews will be installing lights to light up the interior structure of the arches.

The remaining 2 arches, located by Cook Street on the east and Willard Street to the west, will be delivered and erected in early November.