Looking beyond the bend
As Phase II of the Beyond the Bend project continues at a steady pace, members of the college and local community are bravely facing new traffic patterns and construction challenges. But by the summer of 2009, the fruits of these current inconveniences will be evident all over campus.
The first stage of Phase II will focus on the building of a rotary at the intersection of the old Route 18 and 31st Street, and also on a new road in front of Reeves Field. The project will then turn to the new pedestrian mall walkway, a new college entranceway at 31st Street and the new Alumni Hall parking lot.
Construction crews are currently digging up old Route 18 in front of both Reeves Field and Alumni Hall. But as they work to lay the foundation for Geneva’s future, they are unearthing plenty of relics from the past. Workers have discovered intact bricks that formed the road over a century ago, as well as long-buried tracks for the railcars that once ran through Beaver Falls.
Geneva leadership has asked for patience and understanding from the campus community over the next year. While the new traffic patterns through campus are inconvenient for both motorists and pedestrians, bigger and better things are right around the corner.
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