Ribbon cut on Richardson Ave.
The sun shone brightly Sept. 8 as campus and community members gathered to celebrate the reopening of Richardson Ave., which was recently reconstructed. The project was jointly funded by the Adams State and the City of Alamosa, with ASU contributing $37,000 toward the project from budget savings in Facilities Services. The city’s portion was $400,000.
Using 1,100 tons of asphalt, the project included 1,200 feet of new sidewalk and the addition of 13 parking spaces, bring the total to 63. The street is once again open to two-way traffic, as well.
Another special outcome of the project was creative painting on the crosswalks, the brainchild of Alamosa Public Works director Pat Steenberg. Piano keys lead visitors to Leon Memorial Concert Hall, and dollar signs adorn the walks near the School of Business.
President Beverlee J. McClure noted the crosswalks aptly symbolize the partnership between ASU and the City. “They represent the two-way benefits to the university and the entire San Luis Valley community.” Associated Students & Faculty (AS&F) President Patrick Cleary echoed her emphasis on fostering community relationships as part of ASU’s 2020 Strategic Plan.
Departments move into East Campus this month
The remodeling of the East Campus is nearly completed. The HPPE department will share the first floor with Title V and Graduate Studies. The second floor will be home to the Nursing Department, three art studios, and three additional HPPE classrooms.