Sign Welcomes Visitors to Campus on East Side
Contact Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG, MO (May 17, 2012) – Enhancing the University of Central Missouri’s visibility to motorists traveling through Warrensburg, new signs bearing the university name have been installed at a site overlooking Maguire Street on the east side of campus.
A crew from Reasbeck Construction in Warrensburg placed the new signs just below the pedestrian walkway located between the Ellis Residence Hall complex on the east side of the street and the Utt Building on the west side. The university in March received approval from the Warrensburg City Council to pursue the project, which costs about $27,000. The decision was made not long after the Missouri Department of Transportation relinquished control of Missouri Route 13 in Warrensburg to the city. MoDOT’s decision took place after completing the East Loop of the M-13 project that moved the highway east of the community.
“This is a great addition to what is becoming a new front door to the community on the east side of the campus,” said Charles Ambrose, university president. “It complements projects such as the new Student Recreation and Wellness Center and renovations to the Morrow-Garrison complex. It will provide a more welcoming appeal to passersby in this area. We thank the city of Warrensburg for working with the university to help make this possible.”
This is the second project in recent years that has been taken to enhance the Maguire Street corridor to UCM. The university previously installed new iron and stone fencing that aesthetically complements the inner part of campus.
Crew members for Reasbeck Construction, Warrensburg, installed University of Central Missouri signs at the pedestrian overpass on Maguire Street on the east side of the university.