On Campus: Construction Projects at the University of Southern Mississippi

Construction Projects at the University of Southern Mississippi

You’ve probably seen a lot of folks in hard hats around campus! Ever wonder what they keep working on? As it turns out, currently there are multiple construction projects at the University of Southern Mississippi. Here’s an overview.

A pedestrian walkway

Life is all about the simple things. This is one of the construction projects at the University of Southern Mississippi that falls under that umbrella. Soon, we’ll all have a safer place to stroll, thanks to the upcoming pedestrian walkway.

The project will span ten feet wide and about 1,800 feet long. Once constructed, it will lead from Ross Boulevard to Ross Avenue.

A new parking lot

We all love the feeling of finding a parking space. Better than spending 15 minutes circling endlessly! The development will sit at Ross Boulevard and Montague Boulevard. It will also add 280 new spaces to the mix!

North campus gateway marker

Remember the Centennial Gateway? It will have a twin—or at least a little sibling—with the similarly-designed north campus gateway marker. After construction finishes, the gateway marker will greet people at the corner of North 34th Avenue and West Fourth Street. It will also include a crosswalk too.

Single-lane roadway extension

Tired of spending all that time driving? Maybe a recent construction plan can cut shave some minutes off.

Where the Printing Center once stood, we’ll soon have a new roadway extension later this summer. In other words—less traffic! This one-lane, east to west project has a $950,000 price tag. It will span along Forrest Avenue to Montague Boulevard.

Summary

Makeover time! Soon, Southern Miss will look a bit different—and be more convenient for pedestrians and motorists alike. Now that you know all about the construction projects at the University of Southern Mississippi, you can keep an eye on the progress.

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