Summit Street Project Nearing Completion | Summit Street Improvement Project | Kent State University

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