Road closure set to extend campus green space, increase access, inclusion
A summer road project at Louisiana Tech University will be the next phase in the University’s master plan focused on the greening of campus and increasing accessibility and safety for students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
Beginning Wednesday evening (July 8), College Street between Texas and Louisiana avenues will be blocked. Contractors will remove asphalt and place grass in the current section of College Street near Keeny Circle and will help connect the core of campus to the University’s Enterprise Campus.
“Sidewalks in this immediate area will also be closed to help ensure the safety of pedestrians,” said Sam Wallace, Associate Vice President for Administration and Facilities. “Drivers can continue to use Keeny Circle for limited driving and parking, and we ask everyone to use caution when walking or driving in these areas.”
This project is scheduled to be completed by Fall 2020.
“As we work through our established master plan to extend our green space on campus, we look forward to the symbolic connection of our traditional campus space to those that have been constructed more recently,” said Tech President Dr. Les Guice. “Our ultimate goal is to create more spaces for our students, faculty, and staff to gather and enjoy wonderful green space. We’re making our pedestrian areas more accessible and inclusive for all members of the campus community.”