Monday, December 17, 2012
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Kent Patch broke the news Friday that Kent State University is studying the idea of closing a portion of South Willow Street in the neighborhood west of campus. Ultimately, city officials will have the final say as to whether the section of the street between College Avenue and Main Street is closed for the Esplanade extension, which has seen Kent State spend more than $9 million on 43 properties for the project since at least 2007. The new leg of the Esplanade, the on-campus section of The Portage Bike and Hike Trail, is under construction in the neighborhood and will link campus to downtown. This new section will cut directly across South Willow Street. Kent State owns every property but one lining both sides of South Willow Street …
Monday, July 30, 2012
Hudson Road in Franklin Township to close for more than 1 month
Kent drivers who use Hudson Road in Franklin Township to get to and from the city will have to find another route for more than a month starting Wednesday. Franklin Township officials will close Hudson Road between Ravenna Road and Newton Drive, starting Wednesday, for roadway improvement and repaving. The road closure is expected to last until Sept. 15. The work includes improving two vertical curves for proper sight distance, some roadway widening, a full depth rebuilding of the roadway base where necessary and improving of the roadway drainage, according to township officials. Local traffic will be maintained. The posted detour route is is Ravenna Road to Seasons Road and then to Judson Road.
Friday, July 13, 2012
Week-long closure expected for portion of road
A portion of South Lincoln Street will close for about five days starting Monday. City officials will close the section of South Lincoln Street between Summit Street and School Street in order to conduct underground utility work. Residents of that portion of the street will have access to their houses via School Street. Detour signs will be posted. The road is expected to remain closed from Monday through Friday, July 20.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Road to close from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays
Middlebury Road will be closed between Munroe Falls-Kent Road and Akron Boulevard to through traffic beginning Wednesday, June 20. The closing will be from 7am to 6pm weekdays. Middlebury Road will be reopened weekday evenings and weekends. Local traftic will be maintained as well as emergency vehicle trafñc. It is suggested that local traffic take Munroe FallsKent Road to Akron Boulevard. Delays should be expected during the construction, and alternate routes should be used when possible. The project is scheduled for completion by September 2012.
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Overnight closure for water main work
A portion of South Water Street will close downtown this weekend for water main construction. South Water Street, between College Avenue and Main Street, will close Sunday starting at 4 p.m. The section of road is scheduled to reopen by 7 a.m. Monday, June 4. Access to businesses will be maintained during the road closure, but no on-street parking or through traffic will be permitted. The city recommended detour is to use Franklin Avenue to get to College Street from either Main or Summit streets.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Road reconstruction part of downtown redevelopment work
Editor's note: this story has been updated as initially it incorrectly stated Erie Street would be closed to pedestrian traffic during construction. Erie Street will close downtown starting Tuesday for a little more than two months so its surface can be completely reconstructed as part of the downtown redevelopment work. The section of road that will close is between South Water and South DePeyster streets. The closure is expected to last until at least Aug. 15. During this closure, the road will be closed to car traffic and no parking will be permitted on Erie Street, but pedestrian access will be maintained to businesses as well as access to the drive-thru at Tree City Coffee. Access to the businesses will be maintained. Kent City …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Street parking will be closed for water main construction
A week-long closure of parking on Erie Street downtown starts Wednesday. Construction on a water main will force the closing of Erie Street between South DePeyster and South Water streets for at least a week, but city officials say parking may be available during the evenings after construction work ends for the day. Parking will be available during the weekend, and the road is expected to reopen on May 9. Local traffic will be maintained on Erie Street during the water main construction. Free, long-term parking is available a few blocks away on Franklin Avenue.
Monday, July 25, 2011
The bridge closed July 20
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Monday, July 25, 2011
The Crain Avenue bridge opened up to traffic again today after being closed since July 20. Kent City Engineer Jim Bowling said construction went according to plan and thanked residents for their patience. "We appreciate everyone's patience in enduring this project," Bowling said. "It had to be done." The bridge closed so workers could finish the final elevation raise for the ABC Railroad tracks, which run parallel to North Water Street and serve the Star of the West Mill in downtown Kent. "The original plans called for incremental raising of the rail lines without shutting down the Crain Avenue Bridge," Bowling told Patch in a previous article. "However, due to numerous factors including coordination with the railroads, underground …
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
The bridge will be closed to traffic until July 25
The Crain Avenue Bridge closes to traffic today so construction crews can finish work to raise the ABC Railroad tracks, which cross the bridge's eastern landing point. The bridge will be closed at least until Monday, July 25. For more information, contact the city's engineering department or read our previous story.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Construction on the ABC Railroad tracks will force the closure of the bridge until Monday, July 25
Construction for the new Fairchild Avenue Bridge will force the closure of its neighbor starting Wednesday. The Crain Avenue Bridge will close until Monday, July 25, so workers can finish the final elevation raise for the ABC Railroad tracks, which run parallel to North Water Street and serve the Star of the West Mill in downtown Kent. Detours will be posted. Kent City Engineer Jim Bowling said in a citywide memo the bridge must be closed because the tracks cross its eastern landing point. "The original plans called for incremental raising of the rail lines without shutting down the Crain Avenue Bridge," Bowling said. "However, due to numerous factors including coordination with the railroads, underground utilities, hazardous materials and…