Phase Two Work to Begin Week of March 6 | Summit Street Improvement Project | Kent State University

Phase Two Work to Begin Week of March 6

Work is scheduled to begin the week of March 6 on the second phase of the Summit Street Improvement project. 

  • The second phase will make improvements to Summit Street between Lincoln Street and Fraternity Circle.
  • One-way, one-lane eastbound traffic is scheduled to begin the week of March 6 and will continue through November.
  • The work will be done in sections, which should minimize the disruption of traffic on Summit Street.
  • The work will begin on Summit between Willow and Morris, and will continue through early May.  One-way, one-lane traffic will be maintained on that stretch of roadway during that time. 
  • Weather or other factors could delay the start of the one-way traffic.
  • Access to buildings and parking lots in the construction area will be maintained and the current PARTA bus routes will not be impacted for the remainder of spring semester.

  • Motorists traveling Summit Street are advised to allow additional time to get to your destination.  

  • You can view videos on the detour route and the project improvements at

  • The improvements include a second roundabout, a left turn lane from Summit Street to Terrace Drive and the relocation of Campus Center Drive to align with the Student Green.    

  • For further information, contact the city of Kent's Division of Engineering at 330-678-8106.

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POSTED: Friday, February 17, 2017 - 4:28pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 4:34pm
Office of the University Architect