Renovation of MCC’S East Parking Lot Complete

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Tommy Williams was the first person to park his car in the renovated lot.
As students return to classes the renovation of the East Parking Lot was completed. The project included a complete renovation and restoration of the East Parking Lot, including the creation of over 260 new parking spaces, traffic circulation improvements, new high efficiency LED lighting, rain gardens, safety and security improvements including lighting and emergency phones, and an enhanced school bus drop-off area for the students of the Great Path Academy middle college high school. Plus, the infrastructure for charging stations for electric vehicles.

Along with the additional 260 parking spaces that this project adds to the campus, a perimeter road has been added to improve traffic flow and separate pedestrians from vehicles further protecting the people who come to campus.

As part of this project, parking lot lights are being replaced with high efficiency LED lights that will significantly cut the cost to illuminate the east end of the campus. Many of the light poles will be fitted with the capability to add security cameras to improve the security on campus. A new safer school bus drop off area is being built to allow all the buses carrying students to and from Great Path Academy, the middle college here on campus, to queue up.

Other special features of this project are ‘green’ initiatives including connection to the East Coast Greenway which winds through campus so that people can bike to and from the college easily, rain gardens which provide an eco-friendly system for managing storm water runoff and the infrastructure to support eight electric vehicle charging stations.
News Item Posted On: August 28, 2013
For Additional Information Contact: Bonnie Willgoos at 860-512-2928