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Construction/Parking/Transportation Update

Numerous campus construction projects are ongoing or were recently completed. Here is a brief update on those recent and current projects:

Middle Tennessee Boulevard

Currently under construction

Scope of work:

  • Widening 0.8-mile section of Middle Tennessee Boulevard between East Main and Greenland to a divided four-lane street
  • Landscaped median with dedicated turn lanes
  • Improved pedestrian walks and crossings
  • Bike lanes
  • Improved lighting
  • New underground utilities
  • Monument entry walls to MTSU campus
  • New drop-off at Murphy Center
  • Improvements to the Faulkinberry Drive intersection

Completion expected in December

Academic Classroom Building

  • New center for the College of Behavioral and Health Sciences
  • Consolidating of functional areas to the Criminal Justice Administration, Psychology, and Social Work departments
  • Critically needed classrooms, offices, and lab spaces provided
  • State funding received July 13
  • $39.6 million total project cost
  • 91,000 square feet Building site located north of the Student Union across

MTSU Boulevard
• Sitework construction (site utilities and grading) starting late August; project completion expected summer 2020

• Building project manager: Turner Construction Co.

• Project architect: Bauer Askew Architecture

Parking Services Facility

• New home for Parking Services, including parking permits, bus maintenance, and personnel offices

• Design phase completed

•Bids opened Aug. 22

• Construction starting this fall and finishing in winter 2019

• Located on City View Drive

• $3.4 million total project cost

• 13,000-square-foot building area

Parking and Transportation Improvements

  • $1.580 million construction cost
  • New surface and lighting at Greenland Drive parking lot
  • New sidewalks and lighting along Alumni Drive and Military Memorial Drive
  • Improved pedestrian access to Livestock Lot and new lighting
  • Wider sidewalks along Founders Lane
  • Currently under construction, with completion this fall
  • Small roundabout at Military Memorial and Champion Way

Peck Hall Renovations

  • $924,000 construction cost
  • Interior improvements, including new lighting at corridors and refinishing of terrazzo flooring on second and third levels
  • New ceiling and lighting at breezeways
  • New furnishings for courtyard areas
  • Project completion this fall

Dining

Changes are occurring in the Student Union. We are replacing the Dippers venue and installing a “restaurant rotation” concept. Rotation options will include:

• Barbeque District (Texas BBQ) • BibimBox (Korean food)

• Medi-Eats (Mediterranean-inspired cuisine)

• Noodle Fix (global noodle dishes)

• O-mori Ramen Bar (build-your-own Ramen dish)

• Road Trip America (regional American cuisine, such as New England classics)

• Taco del Seoul (Korean flavors and Mexican fusion)

• Zoca (Mexican fare)

We also will begin offering breakfast at Steak ’n Shake this fall. Breakfast options include biscuit sandwiches, breakfast tacos, Royale Steakburger, and Country Breakfast Bowl.

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