Last year, Jim uploaded the street paving information on to the City’s web site and he is continuing to do that in 2009 as well. Here’s the link: City Street Maintenance Web Page.
2009 UPDATE FROM JIM BOWLING CITY ENGINEER
There are 3 main aspects to the street repair program:
1. Asphalt mill and resurface – This is where we take off the top course of asphalt and place and new top course down. The streets we will do this year have been determined and are posted on our web site.
2. Chip Seal – This is used on some smaller residential streets in the city. It includes placing a layer of seal coat and stone on the street. The streets to be done are being finalized now and will be posted on the web in a week or two.
3. Crack Seal – This is a maintenance measure to prevent further deterioration of streets by sealing the cracks that allow water to penetrate the street surface and degrade the pavement. These streets are the last to be finalized and will be posted on the web site later this Spring when they become available.
We started putting this information online because of the public’s interest in the issue. On the main project page for the streets we also included the next couple of years anticipated program. This is a fluctuating list based on prices and weather but it does provide the public with a sense of what’s coming and when.
Jim is scheduled to give City Council an update on the street program in May.
CITY OF KENT
S. LINCOLN STREET
BETWEEN E. SCHOOL STREET AND VALLEYVIEW STREET
WILL BE CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC
BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 8:00AM AND 4:00PM
ON MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2009 TO ALLOW FOR PAVEMENT REPAIRS TO BE MADE S. LINCOLN STREET (BETWEEN E. SCHOOL STREET AND VALLEYVIEW STREET) WILL BE CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 8:00AM AND 4:00PM ON MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2009.
MOTORISTS ARE ASKED TO AVOID THE AREA AND TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL TRAVEL TIME WHEN LEAVING FOR YOUR DESTINATION.
ROAD CLOSED SIGNS WILL BE POSTED.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, RESIDENTS MAY CONTACT THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICE AT (330) 678-8105.
City of Kent , Ohio
Jim Bowling, P.E.
Superintendent of Engineering