Summit Street Project Nearing Completion

After more than two years of construction, the Summit Street Improvement Project is scheduled to be completed in time for the start of fall classes.

  • Two-way traffic is scheduled to resume in the construction area on Aug. 15, weather permitting. 

  • The project includes the addition of two roundabouts. The newest roundabout, at the intersection of Campus Center Dr. and Risman Dr., has multiple lanes and HAWK beacons.

  • HAWK stands for High-Intensity Activated Crosswalk and is a traffic control device that makes it safer for pedestrians and the visually impaired to cross the street in high traffic areas. 

  • View a video of how the HAWK beacon operates.

  • Work on landscaping and other smaller items will continue in the fall, but it should not cause a disruption in traffic.

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

POSTED: Friday, August 10, 2018 - 3:34pm
UPDATED: Friday, August 10, 2018 - 3:36pm
Office of the University Architect