Construction is coming to Summit Street this summer when the first phase of a two-year project begins.
During the construction, only one lane of east bound traffic will be open.
This project is projected to be completed in 2017 as most of the work will be done when it is warm enough outside to lay concrete.
The construction will extend from the intersection of Summit and Lincoln to the intersection of Summit and Loop Road.
Work will be done from the Student Center to the Loop Road intersection during phase one while phase two will have work done from Lincoln Street down to the Student Center.
The intersections near the Student Center and the Rec will both be turned into roundabouts to reduce congestion.
A few parking spaces will be lost in the northern lot of the Rec while almost three hundred spaces will be lost in the Campus Commuter Lot.
Five-foot wide bike lanes will be added and there will be a reduction in hill grade near Terrace Drive for better visibility.
Overall, there is hope that this will make Summit Street safer with traffic that flows much better, although it will probably cause many headaches during the process.
I’m Rex Smith for Broadcast Beat Reporting