Work to continue for Muncie streets

Although the majority of construction will be finished on and around campus before move-in begins, there will be a few projects still underway throughout the beginning of Fall Semester that students arriving on campus have to look out for.

Jim Lowe, Ball State's director of engineering, construction, and operations said that, for the most part, construction will be completed on campus surrounding North Quad and the new Kinghorn Hall but that the university's geothermal project will continue around campus and a renovation of the Studebaker East Complex will begin in September.

"You will still see some activity, but we will be adjusting for move-in," Lowe said. "We will be staying behind the scenes."

Some road work taking place surrounding campus should be completed well before the move-in days, said construction worker Joe Taulbee from EMB paving, the company that is working to repave a strip of road between Riverside Avenue and McGalliard Road on the west side of campus.

The Indiana Department of Transportation has started working on a adding a southbound acceleration lane for traffic turning onto the bypass from eastbound McGalliard.

The southbound lane of the Muncie Bypass was closed Monday, and signs, arrow boards and barricades were placed for security. Completion date for construction work on the bypass is Sept. 24.

Students returning to campus for the Fall Semester should expect to see site work continuing around the new Marilyn K. Glick Center for Glass and the recently completed Student Recreation and Wellness Facility, Lowe said.


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