UNCG Campus Weekly

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UNCG’s Pedestrian Underpass receives Star Award

Photo of entrance to Pedestrian UnderpassAt the 2015 Annual Construction Professionals Network (CPN) Conference, UNCG’s Pedestrian Underpass received the Star Award for Best Project under $20 million category.  The project had already received the ENR Southeastern Award and the AGC Pinnacle Award.

CPN of North Carolina, Inc. is a statewide organization of business and professional leaders who are involved with design, construction and related services.

The UNCG Pedestrian Underpass, built to run underneath the railroad tracks from Oakland Avenue to West City City Boulevard, opened April 2014. The underpass connects Spartan Village, a residence hall complex on Lee Street, with the main part of campus.

The tunnel is 170 feet long and cost about $10 million to build. It was a joint project of UNCG and the N.C. Railroad Co.

More about the award-winning features of the project may be viewed at this recent North Carolina Construction News feature.