Franklin Ave. closed for construction

Caitlyn Callahan

Franklin Ave. between West Summit Street and West Williams Street will be closed Thursday, Sept. 26 from 7:00 a.m. to approximately 2:00 p.m.

“They have to fix a water line that goes into the middle of the street where the leak and repair is,” said Sheri Chestnutwood, administrative assistant to Kent’s service director Gene Roberts. “They have to cut open the center of the street, blocking both lanes of traffic.”

The Department of Public Service in Kent in a press release asked drivers to avoid the area. Road closed signs will be posted; however, detour signs will not be. Access to the Kent Post Office will be maintained.

North-bound traffic is recommended to go east on West Williams Street, north on South Water Street and west on West Summit Street back to Franklin Ave.

South-bound traffic should go east on West Summit Street, south onto South Water Street and west onto West Williams Street back to Franklin Ave.

Those with questions can call the Kent Service Department at 330-678-8105.

Contact Caitlyn Callahan at [email protected].