Phase One Work Nearing Completion

Construction Updates​

  • The first phase of the Summit Street Improvement project, from Fraternity Circle to just past Loop Road, is expected to be finished by mid-November. 
  • There are several new features to make the road safer for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.
  • New features include: a new traffic signal at Loop Road, a new sidewalk from Fraternity Circle to Whitehall Blvd. roadway lighting and bike lanes. 
  • There is also the addition of a roundabout at Ted Boyd Drive/Johnston Drive, which incorporates pedestrian crossings and bike lanes.  
  • Watch a video to learn how to navigate a roundabout. 
  • Summit Street will return to regular, two-way traffic in mid-November.
  • The second phase of the Summit Street Improvement project will begin in March 2017 and will make improvements to the road between Fraternity Circle and Lincoln St. 
  • For up-to-date construction and traffic updates, visit
  • Questions about the construction project should be sent to or call the city of Kent’s Division of Engineering at 330-678-8106. ​



POSTED: Friday, October 28, 2016 - 2:02pm
UPDATED: Friday, October 28, 2016 - 2:02pm
Office of the University Architect