Construction starts on new UTPA Visitors Center, main entrance
Contact: University Relations 381-2741
Posted: 06/28/2001
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As The University of Texas-Pan American continues growing with South Texas, work on a new Visitors Center and main entrance has begun.

During the construction, University personnel and visitors are asked to use the Fine Arts Building or University Center entrances off University Drive. A main entry will be provided for access to Student Services, the University Library and administrative areas.

Existing parking areas will be maintained while new parking lots are constructed, University officials said.

The first phase of the $3 million project is expected to be complete in four-five months, with the entire project finished by August 2002. It is being done in three phases to minimize traffic disruption.

The Edinburg campus currently has several entry points, with the two main driveways off University Drive, just east of Sugar Road, considered the main entrance due to the close proximity to the Student Services Building. However, there is currently nothing to set it apart as the main gateway to the campus.