Major Mesa State Roadway Will Become A Pedestrian Plaza

Beginning Friday, the heart of the Mesa State College campus will undergo a transformation, one that will eliminate motor–vehicle traffic along Elm Avenue. The roadway that travels through the center of campus separating the north and south ends will be closed permanently, as the college converts the area into a pedestrian plaza.

The college's Facilities Services Director, Erik van de Boogaard, says the plaza between 12th Street and College Place will feature a water fountain, plenty of green space, and bike trails. To make it happen the college will demolish the Student Life Center and Facilities Annex Building.

The majority of the construction will be complete by the start of the fall semester, but some areas will still be off limits to foot traffic until the end of September. The project is the culmination of years of planning between the college, the City of Grand Junction, and Mesa County.

To accommodate students commuting needs, a circulation drop–off and pick–up area will be constructed on each end of Elm Avenue at 12th Street and College Place.


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