Haymaker Lane to Close for Downtown Construction
Starting May 10 one of the parkway's 5 lanes will be closed
Yet another construction street closure is coming to downtown Kent.
This time it will be one of downtown's busiest streets.
The westbound curb lane of Haymaker Parkway will close between Willow and South Water streets starting Thursday. The lane closure is expected to last through November.
On average, 11,940 cars drive on that section of Haymaker Parkway daily, according to 2007 AMATS traffic data.
Aside from construction staging, the lane of Haymaker Parkway is also being used as a parking area for construction workers to lessen the effect of construction work on downtown businesses, according to city officials.
Two westbound and two eastbound lanes will be maintained on the thoroughfare, and signs alerting drivers will be posted.