From the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition Towpath Times: ” Due to construction of the Ohio Canal Intercept Tunnel, the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail will be re-routed during the 2-3 year construction process. There are two locations of the re-routes, including along Hickory Street and downtown Akron.
While the Hickory reroute is already in place, the Main Street reroute will begin spring of 2016, remaining in effect through completion of the project in 2018.
Signs and an ramp have already been installed, with a cycle track on Main Street coming soon. Throughout this project and even after its conclusion, the cycle track will provide an essential connection to Downtown Akron and it’s restaurants and attractions from the Towpath Trail.”