Construction Zone: Update on Construction Projects at Kent State


Throughout this summer, heavy construction activities have been impacting pedestrian and vehicular movement across the Kent Campus. Roadway, walkway and parking lot closings are posted and continually updated on the University Architect’s Web site. 

The following facility and infrastructure improvement projects are underway across Kent State's eight campuses. For detailed descriptions of each project, please reference the Top News and Events from the University Architect’s Office.

Lincoln Street and College Avenue will be closed to through traffic, and walkways near Franklin Hall will be closed during the week of July 18. Photo by Jeff Glidden.
Lincoln Street and College Avenue will be closed to through traffic, and walkways near Franklin Hall will be closed during the week of July 18. Photo by Jeff Glidden
Projects under construction on the Kent Campus:
Bowman Hall Chilled Water Plant
Cunningham Hall Laboratory Renovation
DeWeese Steam System Extension
Dix Stadium Artificial Turf Replacement
Electrical Distribution Improvements
Field Hockey Facility
Franklin Hall Rehabilitation
Ice Arena Lobby Flooring Replacement
Kent Hall Addition and Renovation
Koonce Hall Toilet and Shower Room Rehabilitation
Library Electrical Distribution Upgrade
Michael Schwartz Center Auditorium Renovation
Parking Lot Sealing, summer 2005
R-19 Parking Lot Expansion
Satterfield Hall Renovations to 311 and 313
Stockdale Steam Feed
Stopher and Johnson Residence Halls Replacement and Honors College
Student Center Additions and Renovations
Student Center Chilled Water System Expansion
The PORTAGE: Bicycle/Pedestrian Bridge
University Esplanade
Verder and Prentice Halls Shower Room Renovations

Projects under construction on the Regional Campuses:
East Liverpool Campus Classroom Building Interior Renovations
Geauga Campus Science Labs Renovations
Stark Campus Center and Addition to the Fine Arts Building
Stark Campus Pond Development
Stark Campus Strip Road Signage
Stark Campus Student Parking Lot
Trumbull Campus Medium Voltage Capacitor Bank

Construction contract awards pending:
Kent Campus Golf Course Driving Range
Stark Campus Exterior Walkway Lighting

Construction crews have also broken ground just north of the stadium for the new field hockey complex, which is scheduled to be completed by the start of the fall season.
Construction crews have broken ground just north of the stadium for the new field hockey complex, which is scheduled to be completed by the start of the fall season. Photo by Jeff Glidden 
Project advertised for construction bids:
August 9: Kent Campus Beall Hall Roof Replacement

Projects currently under design:
Ashtabula Campus Health Science Building
Kent Campus Bowman Hall Renovations to 106, 117 and 109
Kent Campus Golf Course Training Facility
Kent Campus Ice Arena Boiler Replacement
Kent Campus MAC Center Portico Roof
Salem Campus Building Additions and Expansions
Trumbull Campus Stage Rigging

Selecting a design firm for:
Kent Campus Oscar Ritchie Hall Rehabilitation

For additional information about these projects, please contact Jacqueline Mest in the Office of the University Architect by calling 330-672-7992.


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