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Current Engineering Projects

The City of Kent along with its partners - the project's Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC), Kent State University, PARTA (Portage Area Regional Transport Authority), AMATS (Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study) and ODOT (Ohio Department of Transportation) - are undertaking a $25.5 million rehabilitation of a three-quarter mile portion of East Main Street.

The project focuses on East Main, between Willow Street and Horning Road intersections, along with neighborhoods to the north and KSU to the south.

The East Main Street project is wrapping up the planning phase and heading into the design phase. Design should be completed in 2024, with construction anticipated to begin in 2025. Construction is estimated to last three years, with traffic being maintained for the duration.

Watch for the upcoming "East Main Street Page" for more details soon.

This annual project makes improvements to area streets and sidewalks, including asphalt pavement, curb, drive aprons and sidewalk replacement.

Check back for locations of sidewalk improvements this year.

Milling and Resurfacing in 2024:

  • Allerton St, from Morris to Kent State property
  • Spaulding Dr. from W. Main St. to Silver Meadows Blvd.
  • Ada St.
  • N. Lincoln St.

This project will remove and replace the existing final clarifier equipment for all four final clarifiers at the Water Reclamation Facility. 

The work will be done in two phases. Phase I will involve final clarifiers #2 and #3, while Phase II will involve work on final clarifiers #1 and #4.

Funding for the project comes from Ohio Public Works Commission and the American Rescue Plan Act. This project is very near completion.

This project includes the rehabilitation of the Sunrise Boulevard Bridge over Fish Creek. The bridge was built in 1968 and rehabilitated in 1988. The current bridge superstructure (beams and deck) need replacing.

Construction for the project is expected to begin in spring 2024 and two-way, one-lane traffic will be maintained. The bridge should be fully reopened before the end of the year.

The budget is $700,000, with approximately $610,000 coming from the Ohio Department of Transportation’s Municipal Bridge Program.

The second phase of this project will make improvements to Walnut Street between Harris and Dodge Streets. The street will be widened from 20- to 22-feet and will include concrete curbs, driveway aprons, and sidewalk along both sides of the road. A new storm sewer will also be installed.

The work is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2024 and be finished in the fall.

The first phase of this project made improvements to Walnut between Cherry and Harris streets. 

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