Although we try to keep the blog focused on good news in Kent, the traffic detours around the Crain/Fairchild Avenue Bridge project are too big to ignore — even if it isn’t good news. Starting today (April 7th) lanes have been closed on SR 43 and a turn that you may have made yesterday is now prohibited so I feel an obligation to provide the details on the latest traffic pattern changes related to the new bridge construction.
Here’s what the City Engineer reports:
Construction Traffic Update:
- Beginning Wednesday, April 7th, Both Northbound and Southbound traffic on S.R. 43 will be reduced to one lane between Rockwell Ave. and Crain Ave.
- Left Turns from S.R. 43 Northbound onto Fairchild Ave. will be prohibited.
- Phase 2 will begin in early May with the Fairchild Avenue detour and lane closures on S.R. 43.
- The Brady Lake Road Bridge Detour is currently in effect and will continue into the summer. This traffic detour is being coordinated with the Fairchild Ave. Bridge Project.
Traffic currently maintained on all streets
Here’s an aerial view of the bridge intersection for reference purposes