The state has given the OK for Kennesaw State University to revamp the front entrance to its main campus.
The Board of Regents approved a project that would “create a well-defined, inviting entry” to the campus on Chastain Road at Frey Road in Kennesaw.
Board members approved the $1.8-million project at its May 14 meeting. Meeting documents show $2 million in institutional funds have been set aside for the initiative.
The project would incorporate campus gateway signage next to a new front lawn. It would also grade an existing field and remove the surrounding fence, columns and trees.
A sidewalk that’s in place would be widened to enhance pedestrian safety and minor landscaping would compliment the new signage.
Jen Ryan, a University System of Georgia spokeswoman, said KSU can now move ahead to the contracting phase for design and construction.
KSU spokesperson Tammy Demel said the school is working to determine a project timeline.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Eric Stirgus contributed to this story.
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