Construction Beginning on Multimodal Pathway

Jan 11, 2024 | General News

A drawing of the first phase construction zone on the Railroad Avenue multimodal pathway project.

We’d like to inform you about the upcoming construction project for the Railroad Avenue Multimodal Pathway. This project will enhance pedestrian safety, accessibility, and overall connectivity along Railroad Avenue from Tech Drive to Downtown Ruston, and it will create a well-lit pathway for pedestrians, cyclists, and scooters to navigate campus.

Construction of the pathway will take several months to complete and will occur in phases. Parking along the north side of Railroad Avenue from Tech Drive to the Pedestrian Bridge will be coned off so that work can begin on moving power lines underground. We ask students who usually park in this area to park in the big parking lot on Tech Drive across from J.C. Love Baseball Field. Phase One of the project will be coned off this weekend.

The University will send updates on construction and accompanying closures throughout this project and future projects, like the multilevel parking deck construction tentatively scheduled to begin later this year. Once completed, the parking deck will add 300+ parking spots on campus.

An artist rendering of the west Mississippi Parking Deck.