I just got the word from our engineering department that the contractor for the Spaulding Drive bridge is set to begin work on Monday, June 8th which means the bridge will be out of commission until late August. Detour signs will be put up and traffic that normally crosses the bridge will need to find alternative routes. Unfortunately there’s not a lot of detour options and admittedly all of them are much less convenient which speaks to the importance of this bridge and why we have to get in there to replace it as soon as possible. Here’s the details from the City Engineer.
June 3, 2009 CITY OF KENT SPAULDING DRIVE BRIDGE SPAULDING DRIVE WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2009 THRU TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2009 TO ALLOW FOR REPLACEMENT OF THE SPAULDING DRIVE BRIDGE.
SPAULDING DRIVE FROM WEST MAIN STREET TO THE BRIDGE WILL BE OPEN FOR LOCAL TRAFFIC
THE RECOMMENDED POSTED DETOUR FOR NORTHBOUND TRAFFIC ONTO SPAULDING DRIVE IS WEST ON W. MAIN STREET, RIGHT ON FISHCREEK ROAD, RIGHT ON GRAHAM ROAD (FAIRCHILD AVE.) AND RIGHT ON SILVER MEADOWS BOULEVARD. THE DETOUR FOR SOUTHBOUND TRAFFIC ONTO SPAULDING DRIVE IS LEFT ON SILVER MEADOWS BOULEVARD, LEFT ON FAIRCHILD AVENUE, (GRAHAM RD.) LEFT ON FISHCREEK ROAD AND LEFT ON WEST MAIN STREET.
DETOUR AND ROAD CLOSED SIGNS WILL BE POSTED .
MOTORISTS ARE ASKED TO ALLOW FOR ADDITIONAL TRAVEL TIME WHEN LEAVING FOR THEIR DESTINATION.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND PROJECT UPDATE, RESIDENTS MAY CONTACT THE ENGINEERING DIVISION AT (330) 678-8106 OR VISIT THE PROJECT WEBSITE AT : kentohio.org (click on Departments/Public Service/Engineering)
City of Kent , Ohio