Thursday, March 14, 2013
New intersection to get lanes painted on Friday
The Ohio Department of Transportation is planning to place pavement striping along the intersection of North Water Street, Crain Avenue and Lake Street Friday Friday morning. The work is expected to take about four hours. Traffic will be maintained with cones, but delays can be expected. The striping will be postponed until next week if it rains Friday.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Friends of Kent Wells-Sherman House presented altered site plan for 247 N. Water St. lot
The historic Kent Wells-Sherman House is one step closer to relocating to 247 N. Water St., the site preferred by the non-profit group working to restore the house. The Kent Architectural Review Board issued a certificate of appropriateness to the Friends of the Kent Wells-Sherman House, Inc., for a site plan that puts the house on the vacant lot between Scribbles Coffee Company and Standing Rock Cultural Arts North Water Street Gallery. The project's site plan will next go to the Kent Planning Commission for consideration on Sept. 4. But there's a catch. The architecture board recommended the house be set back between 12 feet and 15 feet from North Water Street. And the planning commission already voted this summer to reject a site plan …
Saturday, May 19, 2012
North Water Street traffic flow no longer interrupted by delivery trucks at Star of the West Milling of Ohio
Work is just about finished on the Star of the West Milling of Ohio's realignment of its loading dock on North Water Street. The mill started work this spring to change the angle of the dock so trucks making deliveries would no longer disrupt traffic on the busy downtown street. Prior to the change, the truck drivers were forced to park their trucks partially on the street at an angle that blocked the entire southbound lane.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Four spaces are closed while construction ensues on mill loading dock
Four parking spaces on North Water Street are closed for an indeterminate amount of time while construction ensues at Star of the West Milling of Ohio. The spaces are on the east side of North Water Street near 227 N. Water St. Across the street, Star of the West is changing the angle of its loading dock, which faces east and forces parked, full-sized truck trailers to occupy one lane of North Water Street while loading and unloading. As a result, cars headed south on Water Street occassionally have to make a blind turn into oncoming traffic to get around the trucks. After the dock work is finished trucks should no longer occupy a portion of the street. Red Michel, manager of Star of the West, said previously the mill is hopeful to finish …
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Resurfacing part of Fairchild Avenue Bridge project
Workers laid fresh pavement on North Water Street Monday — until torrential downpours swept the area — as part of construction on the new Fairchild Avenue Bridge, which should open to car traffic in November.
Monday, September 26, 2011
The $23 million bridge project included the lowering and repaving of North Water Street
The thick smell of fresh asphalt hung in the air Monday as workers set new pavement on North Water Street as part of the Fairchild Avenue Bridge project. As we reported last week, the new bridge should open in November. Look for video of the work Tuesday here on Kent Patch.