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Kent Wired

New bikes on campus

New bikeshare program offers students a new way to get around campus this fall

Maria DeBone September 4, 2019

It’s a new semester at Kent State and with that means new students and new bikes.The new bikeshare system provided by VeoRide came to Kent in May but it’s drawing a lot of attention in the first weeks...

Road closed signs sit in snow on the old West Campus Center drive Monday Jan. 15, 2018. The change of West Campus Center is part of the current Summit Street project.

Summit Street construction to extend into summer

Cameron Gorman January 13, 2018

The Summit Street Improvement Project, first projected to be completed by December 2017, will now finish during the summer of 2018.“The bulk of the work will be done sooner, but there are a lot of small...

Traffic returns to using Summit St. as a two way road after lenthy construction in Kent, Ohio on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016

Summit Street opens two-way traffic, university plans Phase Two construction

Mitch Felan November 16, 2016

Summit Street Opens For Two Lane Traffic from KentWired.com on Vimeo.After months of construction, Kent’s East Summit Street is once again open to two-way and two-lane traffic.According to Kent City...

A member of the Area Wide Protective Street construction company drives a bulldozer up Summit Street in front of the Institutional Advancement Building on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015.

South Lincoln Street closes for Summit Street project

Dana Miller and Carson Kleinman November 9, 2015

South Lincoln Street will remain closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day starting Nov. 9 through 20 due to gas line replacements.Dominion East Ohio Gas is replacing the lines in preparation for the upcoming...

Construction on the Summit Street Improvement Project is expected to begin in spring 2016 and finish in 2018.

City of Kent prepares for Summit Street project

Richard Mulhall and Ian Klein September 20, 2015

Major construction on the Summit Street Improvement Project will not begin until spring 2016.The two-year, estimated $17.5 million Summit Street: Building a Better Way project was expected to begin this...

Utility work shuts down South Lincoln Street lane

Jimmy Miller January 14, 2015

South Lincoln Street was reduced to one lane of traffic Wednesday and will continue to operate with traffic flaggers until Thursday.The city of Kent is collaborating with Kent State to remove water and...

A map of the city of Kent with roads to be repaired highlighted in yellow.

City begins road repaving in residential areas

Alicia Balog October 23, 2014

Kent residents may want to add five or 10 minutes to their travel time for the next few weeks as the city has started repairing 15 roads in local residential neighborhoods.Jim Bowling, Kent superintendent...

City Council approves adding pocket park to downtown Kent

Celia Fernandez October 13, 2014

RPA DailyStory2 Haberman from Alyssa Haberman on Vimeo.The Community Development Committee of the Kent City Council voted 8-0 to begin plans for a pocket park between Bar145 and The Landmark Building,...

Ohio artists design bike racks inspired by downtown Kent’s college culture

Alicia Balog October 9, 2014

When Mark Wentz, born and raised in Kent, saw a competition to design bike racks specifically for his hometown, he realized he had a chance to save people’s bikes from being stolen, just like his were.“Throughout...

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