Work to Resume on Summit Street | Summit Street Improvement Project | Kent State University

Work to Resume on Summit Street

Road work on Summit Street will resume this weekend to finish the remaining part of the improvement project.

  • On Saturday, March 24, Summit Street will be closed from West Campus Center Drive to Fraternity Circle. West Campus Center Drive and Risman Drive will remain open.

  • After Saturday, one-way, eastbound traffic will be in effect on Summit Street between Morris Road/Janik Drive to Fraternity Circle. Access to parking lots on that stretch of Summit will be maintained. 

  • West Campus Center Drive will be closed at Summit Street, and motorists should use Risman Drive to enter the Kent Student Center parking lot.

  • Westbound traffic will be detoured using St. Rt. 261 and South Water Street. Local traffic can access the detour by following Campus Center Drive to St. Rt. 261.

  • The one-way traffic pattern in this area is expected to continue through the end of the spring semester.

  • The roadwork will result in changes for three PARTA bus routes, effective April 2. The Summit Street Express(#54), Allerton (#55) and Akron Express (#90) buses will continue to provide service to the Student Center using Allerton Street, but there will be no additional stops along the routes. 

  • Please remember that weather or other factors can always delay scheduled closings or work.  

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

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POSTED: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 10:48am
UPDATED: Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 11:00am
Office of the University Architect