Thursday, May 16, 2013
City expects stoplight at Erie, Esplanade to turn on in June
The new traffic light at the reconstructed intersection of Haymaker Parkway, Erie Street and the Esplanade is nearly ready to start stopping traffic on the four-lane roadway. The traffic light is being added as part of reopening the intersection with Haymaker Parkway and Erie Street downtown at the Kent Central Gateway transit center. That intersection had been closed for decades prior to the redevelopment work under way. Kent City Engineer Jim Bowling said previously the new light should be running in June. For now, Erie Street between Haymaker Parkway and South DePeyster Street remains closed. "We don’t plan on opening Erie Street until the light is up and functioning," Bowling said. Paving work is scheduled to start this evening on the …
Friday, November 30, 2012
2 westbound lanes will close
Two westbound lanes of Haymaker Parkway will be closed today between Willow and South Water sreets between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. One lane of traffic will be maintained in both directions.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Curb work will close lane this week
The eastbound curb lane of Haymaker Parkway will close starting Tuesday for concrete repair work. The lane will be closed between Willow Street and South DePeyster Street until Friday. Two-way traffic will be maintained.
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Road will be closed between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m.
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Thursday, August 9, 2012
Wells-Sherman House will travel on flat-bed truck several hundred feet southwest on S.R. 59
Drivers will want to avoid Haymaker Parkway downtown Saturday morning, as the road will be closed for about two hours for the relocation of a two-story house. Kent Police Capt. Paul Canfield said police will close the five-lane roadway between South DePeyster and South Willow streets for the relocation of the Kent Wells-Sherman House. Canfield said the road will be closed between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. The house will be trucked several hundred feet southwest from its current location at the end of East Erie Street to a temporary spot at the western end of East College Avenue. Friends and family of Kent State University students attending summer commencement ceremonies Saturday, which start at 9:30 a.m., can use East Main and Summit streets to …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Historic structure will be moved by truck to temporary spot to avoid demolition
For the second time, a historic Kent home will be moved from its foundation Saturday to another location in the Tree City. Stein House Movers, Inc., is expected to move the Kent Wells-Sherman House starting at 7 a.m. Saturday from its location on Erie Street to a temporary spot at the west end of East College Avenue. Jessie Humenik, a spokesperson for Stein House Movers, said such moves typically take anywhere from three to seven hours. But Saturday's move is expected to only take about an hour because of the short distance and lack of major obstacles. "It is (typically) a very slow-moving process," she said. "The last one we did ... It only went one block, and it took us about four and a half hours.” The house is being moved as part of …
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
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. One lane of Haymaker Parkway will close for several months starting Thursday in order to give construction contractors some staging room for work on the new hotel and transit center downtown. 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 …
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Night-time closures for water main construction
South DePeyster Street will close starting Sunday between Summit Street and Haymaker Parkway for water main construction. Also, Haymaker Parkway will be reduced to two lanes at South DePeyster Street. The closure and lane restrictions will start at 4 p.m. Sunday, and both roads will reopen by 6 a.m. the following day. Nightly closures and restrictions will continue Monday, April 23, at 8 p.m. with the roads reopening by 6 a.m. the next day. Construction is expected to finish by April 28. Local traffic will be maintained, but city officials recommend local traffic enter and exit South DePeyster from Summit Street. The detour for through traffic will be Summit Street to South Water Street and then Haymaker Parkway.