- Associated Press - Sunday, May 4, 2014

STORRS, Conn. (AP) - The University of Connecticut is renovating its campus entrance near the Storrs Center development, providing what it’s calling a gateway linking the town and school.

The university’s Board of Trustees last week approved spending $1.5 million on the renovation and landscaping, which is scheduled to be complete by October.

School officials say it will help motorists along Route 195 recognize where the campus begins.

It will include wider sidewalks, and new signs to promote events at the nearby School of Fine Arts complex. School officials say the project will provide more accessibility to its music library and the Nafe Katter Theater.

The pedestrian walkway also will give students better access to the shops and restaurants in Storrs Center, which also includes the school’s puppetry museum and UConn Health services.

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