Theater Construction May Interrupt Traffic Around Trinity

June 17, 2019 Site work for the construction of the KeyBank Discovery Theater is underway and Imagination Station couldn’t be more excited to bring this new opportunity for our community to engage with science in summer 2020! I.S. is open during construction and you may still access the building through the underground concourse from Vistula Parking Garage and via the Summit St. entrance.

Demolition of the enclosed pedestrian footbridge will partially block Summit Street at night this week and completely block it next weekend.

The nighttime work will run from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night, starting with work Monday that will close northbound Summit’s right lane and sidewalk near Adams Street, officials said.

On Tuesday and Wednesday nights, northbound Summit and its sidewalk will be completely closed. Vehicular traffic will be detoured via Adams, St. Clair, and Jackson streets.

On Thursday night, southbound Summit and its sidewalk will be closed, with the reverse detour set up.

And from 7 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. June 24, all lanes and sidewalks will be closed on Summit while the bridge’s structural components are removed. Vehicular traffic will be detoured via Jefferson Avenue, St. Clair, and Adams.

May 14, 2019 As soon as the theater’s announcement was made in December 2018, work on the KeyBank Discovery Theater began. Local architecture firm, The Collaborative designed the theater and Toledo-based Lathrop will lead the construction. Imagination Station is committed to using local partners wherever possible. 

Imagination Station will remain open and maintain regular business hours during construction. The main entrance will be adjusted slightly, but remain open to visitors. For easiest access to the science center, we recommend using the Vistula Parking Garage and using the underground tunnel to Imagination Station.

Construction is expected to take approximately 12 months, with the KeyBank Discovery Theater projected to make its debut in summer 2020.

Deconstruction of the pedestrian bridge from Four Seagate Parking Garage to Imagination Station will begin June 10 and last until roughly June 23, causing periods of lane closure and road closure to Summit St. and Adams St. Check back for more information as we update with new details!

Key Dates

  • 5/20 – Tunnel between The Junction and Imagination Station closes for the length of the construction project.
  • 5/22 – Pedestrian Bridge over Summit St. closes.
  • 6/3 – Construction fencing installed at main entrance, Octagon entrance closes and a temporary Summit St. entrance will open for Concourse access. Sidewalk will remain accessible for most of construction.
  • 6/5 – KeyBank Discovery Theater construction Ground-Breaking at 10am.
  • 6/17-6/24 – Pedestrian Bridge demolition causing Summit St. lane and complete closures per Lathrop plan.
  • All demolition of Pedestrian Bridge to be completed prior to July 4th.