Summer Closures on Sections of Summit and South Lincoln Streets | Summit Street Improvement Project | Kent State University

Summer Closures on Sections of Summit and South Lincoln Streets

In order to perform roadway and utility work, there will be two road closures on a portion of Summit and South Lincoln Streets beginning Tuesday, May 30. 

  • Summit Street
    • Summit will be closed to east-and west-bound through traffic between Willow Street and Morris Road. 
    • The roadway is expected to re-open in August prior to the start of Fall Semester.
    • During the closure, access to buildings and parking lots in the construction area will be maintained, as well as accessibility for emergency vehicles and local traffic.
    • Summit Street in front of the Student Center, Bowman Hall and the Schwartz Center will remain open to two-way traffic.
    • The eastbound detour will be south on South Water Street/State Route 43, left on State Route 261 to Summit Street. 
    • The westbound detour will remain the same.
  • Lincoln Street
    • South Lincoln Street will be closed to through traffic from 528 S. Lincoln to College Street.

    • The closure will begin May 30 and the road will reopen to through traffic upon completion.  

    • The northbound and southbound detour will utilize the following streets: East School, Vine, Summit, Willow and College.

    • The closures will impact the PARTA Stadium Loop route, which will follow the Lincoln Street detour.

    • ​​The PARTA bus stop at the Center for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement will be offline for the summer. 

  • Electronic message boards will be operational to advise motorists of the closures and detours.  

  • Weather or other factors could delay the closure date.

  • You can view videos on the project improvements at

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

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POSTED: Monday, May 22, 2017 - 3:15pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 3:17pm
Office of the University Architect