Fourth Avenue and Meeker Street intersection improvement project is under way
Improvements to the intersection of West Meeker Street and Fourth Avenue South in downtown Kent are underway, including:
- Addition of curb bulb-outs to decrease street crossing widths and improve safety
- Installation of benches, a bike rack and trash can
- Addition of landscaping
- Upgraded ADA ramps and pedestrian push buttons
- New concrete crosswalks
During construction, the streets will remain open to traffic and emergency vehicles on weekdays. If a road closure is required, it will be done on a weekend and a signed detour will be in place. Driveways to businesses will remain open and accessible during construction. Pedestrians should follow any posted detour routes. Construction is expected to be completed by mid-December.
The total project cost is approximately $580,000, with $250,000 coming from a grant from the Washington State Improvement Board’s Complete Streets program. The balance will be paid for out of street funds.
Kent is the sixth largest city in Washington with a population over 128,000. A culturally rich destination, Kent features captivating neighborhoods, award-winning parks, exceptional school districts and nationally accredited police and fire departments. In recent years, Kent has experienced impressive economic growth, and is nationally known as a prime location for manufacturing. For more information, visit KentWA.gov.