Rome Street Redevelopment begins

Rome Street Redevelopment

Tarleton State University



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, June 12, 2012



STEPHENVILLE, Texas—Tarleton has begun a major construction project that will transform the western edge of the Stephenville campus—the Rome Street Redevelopment project.

Construction began June 11 with the installation of fencing. On Friday, June 15, Rome street will be shut down from Frey street on the north to Sloan street on the south, as will three parking lots in the immediate vicinity.

“The Rome street project, once completed, will provide a beautiful new gateway to the campus,” said Joe Standridge, associate vice president for physical facilities. “With the new Welcome Center on the east side and Rome street on the west, visitors to Tarleton will be greeted by distinctive and pleasing architecture and landscaping.”



The design by Randall Scott Architects calls for widening the street, sidewalks, a dedicated bike path, benches and extensive landscaping. Also, the plan takes into account any future growth to the west with infrastructure improvements, including storm drainage, sewer lines and underground utilities.



There will be periodic access points for pedestrians from the east side of Rome to Memorial Stadium, the Rec Sports Center and practice fields on the west side of the street.



The estimated $2.4 million project is utilizing Permanent University Funds that can only be used for construction.



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Tarleton State University

A member of The Texas A&M University System



Contact: Joe Michael Feist

254-968-9076

jfeist@tarleton.edu

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