The chancellor noted, “The project that brings us together today not only creates a critical connection point between our established campus and an area of the university that will help carry UNCG forward into the next 120 years, but also an extraordinary opportunity to go beyond yesterday’s boundaries and bring us closer to those we are privileged to serve today – our students and this community.”
The underpass, a collaborative effort between UNCG and the North Carolina Railroad Company, will connect the current campus with the Mixed-Use Village south of Lee Street.
The well-lit pedestrian underpass will facilitate safer pedestrian and bicycle connection between UNCG’s main campus and the Mixed-Use Village. It will begin just south of the Oakland Avenue Parking Deck, cross under Oakland Avenue and the railroad corridor and end across from the intersection of Glenwood Avenue and Lee Street.
A new UNCG police station adjacent to the Lee Street exit of the underpass is planned, as well.
At the ceremony, the chancellor said that construction on the village is underway and will include an 800-bed residential housing project. She noted that the mixed-use village aligns with Greensboro’s revitalization plan for the High Point Road/West Lee Street corridor – and that it will play a critical role in UNCG’s ongoing efforts to enhance the retention and success of our students.
North Carolina Railroad Company President Scott Saylor noted the enhanced safety the underpass will bring, for students traveling between the current campus and the village.
The pedestrian underpass is expected to be completed by the fall of 2013.
Visual: Rendering of underpass, looking southward. A large plaza, seen in earlier posts, will be on the other side of the underpass, near Lee St. Visual on CW homepage: In groundbreaking ceremony, BOT Chair David Sprinkle, BOT members Susan Safran and Dr. Kate Barrett, SGA President Chelsea Boccardo, Chancellor Linda P. Brady, Mayor Robbie Perkins, Rep. Maggie Jeffus, NC Railroad President Scott Saylor (l-r)