Summit Street Construction: One-way, One-Lane Eastbound Traffic Begins Monday, March 7

As part of the Summit Street: Building a Better Way Improvement Project, the westbound lane on Summit Street, from Fraternity Circle to Whitehall Boulevard, will be closed to traffic beginning today, March 7, through November. One-way, one-lane eastbound traffic will be maintained, as well as access to adjacent buildings and intersecting roadways.

Detour signs will be posted to help guide members of the public. The westbound detour will be State Route 261 to State Route 43 North to Summit Street. This detour information also will be posted on message boards along Summit Street at the State Route 261 and Campus Center Drive intersections.

Motorists are asked to drive carefully in the construction area and watch out for construction workers, especially when there is sun glare.

Information about the project can be found at You can also view an animated detour and campus-access video at Questions about the construction project should be sent to or call the city of Kent’s Division of Engineering at 330-678-8106.