Mike Byers, an associate vice chancellor, was interviewed by News 14 Carolina regarding UNCG’s construction projects, including the four-dormitory Spartan Village, which extends campus beyond Lee Street. The university expects to complete three of the four dormitories by August.

Fire destroyed the makings of a fourth dormitory in March, delaying its opening until Spring 2014. – See more at: http://triad.news14.com/content/top_stories/695174/uncg-eyes-construction-milestones#sthash.AdukTcIn.dpuf
Fire destroyed the makings of a fourth dormitory in March, delaying its opening until Spring 2014. – See more at: http://triad.news14.com/content/top_stories/695174/uncg-eyes-construction-milestones#sthash.AdukTcIn.dpuf

“They’re almost complete on the interior,” said Byers. “As you can see, the only remaining items are exterior work. The pouring of sidewalks. The cleaning of the street and some exterior finishes.”

The fourth dormitory was destroyed by fire in March;  it’s opening is delayed until Spring 2014.

“Of course, the fire is a big setback but we feel very lucky that there was nobody hurt and that the only damage was to a building that was under construction and we can build that back,” said Byers. – See more at: http://triad.news14.com/content/top_stories/695174/uncg-eyes-construction-milestones#sthash.AdukTcIn.dpuf

“Of course, the fire is a big setback but we feel very lucky that there was nobody hurt and that the only damage was to a building that was under construction and we can build that back,” said Byers.

The new pedestrian underpass, also under construction, will make pedestrian traffic safer, he explained. “At the end of Union Street, we’re constructing a pedestrian path that will take pedestrians one more block to the intersection of Glenwood and Lee where there’s a lighted crossing. There’s a signal crossing for pedestrians there to get to the underpass, which is right across the street.

“By 2017 we expect for this section of the Lee Street corridor to really have a new face.”

“At the end of Union Street, we’re constructing a pedestrian path that will take pedestrians one more block to the intersection of Glenwood and Lee where there’s a lighted crossing,” said Byers. “There’s a signal crossing for pedestrians there to get to the underpass, which is right across the street.” – See more at: http://triad.news14.com/content/top_stories/695174/uncg-eyes-construction-milestones#sthash.AdukTcIn.dpuf