I haven’t had a chance to see an official tally on the amount of snowfall over the last month in Kent but frankly I don’t need the National Weather Center to tell me something that my lower back already knows — we got a lot. I guess after some point the number of inches doesn’t really matter all that much since we’re well beyond what my L5-vertebrae and patience can tolerate. And to add insult to injury, we had a couple of water main breaks at the same time the snow was coming down in 3 inch clumps per hour. Murphy’s law at its finest. Thanks to a few well placed band-aids we were able to get some temporary repairs done but this Thursday (February 5th) folks that live around West Main Street should plan to expect being without water service for 6 to 8 hours while the crews start digging to install a new water valve. Here’s the details.
BETWEEN N. CHESTNUT ST. AND BRYCE WAY WILL BE CLOSED THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2009 FROM 8:00AM UNTIL APPROXIMATELY 4:00PM TO ALLOW FOR A WATER VALVE TO BE REPLACED, THE EAST AND WEST BOUND LANES OF WEST MAIN STREET (BETWEEN N. CHESTNUT STREET AND BRYCE WAY) WILL BE CLOSED THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH, 2009 FROM 8:00AM UNTIL APPROXIMATELY 4:00PM.
MOTORISTS ARE ASKED TO AVOID THE AREA AND TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL TRAVEL TIME WHEN LEAVING FOR YOUR DESTINATION.
ROAD CLOSED SIGNS WILL BE POSTED.
THE RECOMMENDED NON-POSTED DETOUR DURING THIS TIME IS FOR WEST BOUND TRAFFIC TO GO NORTH ON N. PROSPECT STREET, WEST ON PARK AVENUE TO BRYCE ROAD BACK TO WEST MAIN STREET. EAST BOUND TRAFFIC SHOULD TURN NORTH ONTO BRYCE WAY, EAST ONTO BRYCE ROAD TO PARK AVENUE, TURNING SOUTH ONTO N. PROSPECT STREET BACK TO WEST MAIN STREET.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, RESIDENTS MAY CONTACT THE SERVICE DEPARTMENT AT (330) 678-8105.
***NOTICE TO RESIDENTS***
INTERRUPTION OF WATER SERVICE DUE TO THE NEED TO REPAIR A WATER LINE VALVE, IT IS NECESSARY TO SHUT OFF THE WATER SERVICE AFFECTING YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.
W. Main Street
(Between Prospect St.and Bryce Way.)
WE ANTICIPATE THE SHUT OFF TO BEGIN AT APPROXIMATELY 8:00 A.M. on THURSDAY, January 5th, 2009 WITH SERVICE BEING RESTORED WITHIN APPROXIMATELY 6 to 8 HOURS.
WE WILL MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO RESTORE SERVICE AS PROMPTLY AS POSSIBLE.
EUGENE K. ROBERTS
DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SERVICE