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Above, construction work continues on the Kent State University Esplanade walkway, foreground, the KSU Hotel and Conference Center, background left, and Portage Area Regional Transportation Authority's Kent Central Gateway parking deck and retail center, background right, Thursday in downtown Kent. PARTA officials plan to open the parking deck by early summer, timing the opening to coincide with the completion of the KSU hotel and walkway. At right is the PARTA deck as seen from Erie Street.
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