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Locke Lane in Downtown Kent Now One-Way Only

The former Alley 5 runs through the middle of the Davey Tree and AMETEK redevelopment block.

Locke Lane, formerly known as Alley 5 in downtown Kent, is now a one-way street for eastbound motorists only, according to the Kent Engineering Division.

All traffic using Locke Lane must enter at South Water Street and exit at South DePeyster Street. The lane runs through the middle of the Davey Tree and AMETEK redevelopment block.

Kent City Council voted in September to rename the alley "Locke Lane" in honor of Gary Locke, following a 13-month battle with leukemia.

Councilman Garret Ferrara, who suggested renaming the alley, said the gesture was appropriate given Locke's contribution to the downtown redevelopment as a member of the city's senior administration.

For more information about Locke Lane's new one-way status, call the city's engineering department at 330-678-8106.

William Gibson January 03, 2013 at 03:25 PM
This is good. The lane is only appropriate for one-way travel as it is narrow and the light poles are actually in the roadway.
Matthias P. January 03, 2013 at 05:48 PM
I agree. Let's just hope that drivers actually obey it. I can't count how many times a day I struggle with cars going the wrong way in Alley 4.

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