- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 1, 2016

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) - The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff has received a $407,000 grant to create a pedestrian mall on campus.

The university says the funding from the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department’s Transportation Alternatives Program will pay for the first phase of the pedestrian mall project on Kennedy Drive. The school says the improvements are needed to provide safe pedestrian access for people walking from parking areas onto campus.

The Pine Bluff Commercial reports (https://bit.ly/2ew2l1V ) that workers are expected to break ground early next year. The project is expected to be completed in less than a year.

UAPB’s Director of Facilities Management, Robert Wall, says the project’s goal is to make the campus more pedestrian-friendly and safe.

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Information from: Pine Bluff Commercial, https://www.pbcommercial.com


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