The ODOT contractor had been using January 19th as the Fairchild – SR 43 re-opening date but thanks to a little push from the City and better than expected weather last week, ODOT will be re-opening the intersection by January 6th.
Here’s the official press release announcing the re-opening:
January 5, 2011
CITY OF KENT
Fairchild Avenue & Cuyahoga Street at S.R. 43 WILL BE OPEN BY JANUARY 6, 2011.
FAIRCHILD AVENUE AND CUYAHOGA STREET WILL BE OPEN WHERE THEY INTERSECT AT STATE ROUTE 43. THESE INTERSECTIONS HAVE BEEN CLOSED DUE TO CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW FAIRCHILD AVENUE BRIDGE.
STATE ROUTE 43 WILL BE OPEN TO 5 LANES FOR NORTH AND SOUTH BOUND.
MOTORISTS ARE ASKED TO CONTINUE WITH CAUTION THROUGH THE CONSTRUCTION AREA. THE ENTIRE PROJECT IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETE BY DECEMBER 2012.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, RESIDENTS MAY CONTACT THE ENGINEERING DIVISION AT (330) 678-8106.