Ole Miss campus projects continue

Published 10:09 am Monday, January 9, 2017

In the coming months, construction on certain sections of the Ole Miss campus will still be ongoing, as well as new projects getting underway.

All American Drive has just been closed starting at Hill Drive to University Avenue.

“This is to aid with the new STEM building construction,” said Mike Harris, Director of Parking and Transportation at the university. “It is possible it may be opened back up by commencement; however, this will depend on many variables.”

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Harris says that all of the construction is “making great headway.”

“The residential garage is on schedule and moving along quickly,” he said. “It is slated to be finished mid-July.”

The new garage began construction last June and is slated to have 1,500 spots.

As for upcoming projects, a new indoor tennis facility is planned for east of the track. Harris added that the construction fence is going up now and that the actual building will begin soon.

The new courts will be used for the tennis team practices as well as match play. Currently, the facilities hold 20 courts. The addition will provide the team with six more.

Other projects on campus that are in the works include the renovation of the Ole Miss Union, a new sorority house and North End Zone and Southern Drainage  Projects.