Generally, I don’t like talking about detours because they usually mean that some bridge is out or there’s been a traffic accident or even a water main break but in this case I’ll make an exception and celebrate a detour. It’s the detour on Main Street that has been in effect this week as the Phoenix Project construction has needed to tie in their utilities. It looks like the detour will wrap up next week so if you don’t like being inconvenienced I’d recommend sticking to Haymaker Parkway but if you like a slow meandering ride with some great new scenery head to downtown Kent.
September 24, 2008 CITY OF KENT MAIN STREETBETWEEN WATER STREET & DEPEYSTER STREET
WILL BE REDUCED TO ONE LANE FOR EASTBOUND TRAFFIC MONDAY, September 29, 2008 to THURSDAY, October 2, 2008 FROM 8:00AM UNTIL APPROXIMATELY 5:30PM TO ALLOW FOR UNDERGROUND UTILITY WORK, EASTBOUND TRAFFIC WILL BE REDUCED TO ONE LANE ON MAIN STREET (BETWEEN WATER STREET AND DEPEYSTER STREET) ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2008 TO THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2008 FROM 8:00AM UNTIL APPROXIMATELY 5:30PM.MOTORISTS ARE ASKED TO AVOID THE AREA AND TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL TRAVEL TIME WHEN LEAVING FOR THEIR DESTINATION.
ALL LOCAL BUSINESSES WILL REMAIN OPEN AS USUAL.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, RESIDENTS MAY CONTACT THE ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT AT (330) 678-8106.
City of Kent , Ohio
Deputy Director of Public Service
I have to admit knowing Franklin Square Deli Owner Carl Picelle’s love for serpentine road racing I wouldn’t be surprised to see his Porsche 944 doing laps around the Main Street block. Of course, note that the Police will be right behind him so don’t get any ideas.