After completion of the 2000 Campus Master Plan the university conducted an in-depth study of the traffic and circulation problems on the west side of campus. The result was a proposal to replace the existing west entrance roads, an unsafe tangled knot of three intersections and one dead end, with a single roundabout intersection and an improved connection to Howard Street. Planning for the new roads and intersection went in tandem with designing a new entrance plaza containing an admissions building, a welcome center, and a bookstore. Unfortunately, the entrance plaza project was not implemented, but the proposed development is illustrated on the site plan (see link at right).
Construction of the roundabout and the other road improvements took place the summer of 2002. The project included pedestrian walkways and roads, as well as new parking lots near Faunce Student Services Building.
Gallery of Photos
From the start to the finish!