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WVU Hopes to Finish Evansdale Campus Construction in 2015

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The Evansdale campus at West Virginia University has been steadily growing over the past year.

WVU said the more than $250 million project will make the campus more "student-centered" and be more pedestrian friendly.

There are about seven different buildings in the process of being built right now. The soonest one to finish will be the Law Center addition and renovation. It costs about $25 million.

Associate Vice President for Facilities Randy Hudak said a key piece of the project is Evansdale Crossing, anticipated to be completed in January of 2015, which will significantly improve the student experience on that campus.

It's a $31 million building that will house additional food options, a Barnes & Noble book store, student services offices including registrar, student accounts and financial aid, Innovation Space of the P.I. Reed School of Journalism, and four general education classrooms.

The building will also be connected to the Engineering PRT Station. This will make it easier for students to get from that building to the rest of the campus.

Other projects include the Law Center Addition and Renovation which is set to finish in May 2014 and costs $25.5 million.

More projects that are going to be finishing up within the next two years are Student Health and Wellness finishing in August 2014, College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences finishing in August 2014, Advanced Engineering Research finishing in February 2015, New Agriculture Science and South Agriculture Science to finish in December 2015, and the Art Museum of West Virginia University set to be complete in November 2014.

There will also be a rerouting of pedestrian and vehicular traffic, expanding parking and other infrastructure improvements in the Fall 2014.

The university is set to finish all of these projects by February 2015 ending construction on the Advanced Engineering Research building.

For more information visit WVU Today.