Campus undergoes summer renovations, projects

Trey Crumbie

Students leaving WKU for the summer will come back in the fall to find the campus slightly different. Several constructions projects will be started following commencement and are slated to be finished or nearly completed before the start of the fall semester. Among them are:

1 The removal of the Topper Café building. A South Lawn restoration process will follow. Bryan Russell, director of Planning, Design and Construction said it will cost $126,000 to remove the building and approximately $75,000 to restore the lawn. The money will come from the funds used for the DSU renovation.

2 Numerous sidewalks expansions on College Heights Boulevard, Avenue of Champions and University Boulevard. The expansion will be apart of the Greenbelt System Master Plan for Bowling Green and Warren County, an objective that seeks to improve and connect walking and biking pathways throughout Bowling Green and Warren County.

3 The two-lane roundabout at the intersection of University Boulevard and Nashville Road. The center island of the roundabout will contain a WKU entrance sign. The roundabout’s objective will be to reduce traffic congestion in the area.