Kent leaders are asking for input on North Mantua Street improvements

North Mantua Street in Kent. Image via Google

Residents and motorists familiar with the stretch of North Mantua Street by Theodore Roosevelt High School and Davey Tree know about high traffic volumes and safety concerns.

Leaders from the City of Kent, the school district and Davey Tree have joined to explore safety improvements along the stretch of roadway from the high school’s drive to just north of the Davey Tree entrance.

A public meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. May 30 in the cafeteria at Theodore Roosevelt High School. Attendees will learn more about a project meant to improve safety for motorists and pedestrians. The project is still in the development stages, and they’re inviting public input, city engineer Jim Bowling said in a May 3 letter sent to people who live and work along the targeted stretch of road.

Bowling invited people who are unable to attend to submit their comments to him at 330-678-8106 or

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Wendy DiAlesandro is a former Record Publishing Co. reporter and contributing writer for The Portager.