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Spring 2019 Construction Update

Filed Under: President's Post, Featured Articles

Numerous improvements to our campus buildings and roadways are underway or were recently completed. Here is a brief update on recent and current construction projects.

Middle Tennessee Boulevard

  • Working on Alma Mater Drive circle
  • Finishing entrance columns and pavers at Faulkinberry Drive
  • Constructing curbs and gutters in median, top soil, and installing irrigation lines
  • Completing Bell Street entrance plaza • Anticipating final asphalt topping this spring
  • Scope of work:
» $15.7 million project » Widening of 0.8-mile section of Middle Tennessee Boulevard between East Main and Greenland to a divided four-lane street

» Landscaped median with dedicated turn lanes » Improved pedestrian walks and crossings

» Bike lanes

» Improved lighting

» New underground utilities

» Monument entry walls to MTSU campus

» New drop-off at Murphy Center » Improvements to the Faulkinberry Drive intersection


Parking Services Facility
  • Design development phase completed
  • Construction starting late spring and finishing in summer 2020
  • Scope of work:
» New home for Parking Services, including parking permits, bus maintenance, and personnel offices

» Located on City View Drive

» $3.4 million project budget

» 13,000-square-foot building area


Academic Classroom Building
  • MTSU College of Behavioral and Health Sciences Academic Building RenderingNew center for the College of Behavioral and Health Sciences
  • Consolidating the Criminal Justice Administration, Psychology, and Social Work departments
  • Providing critically needed classrooms, offices, and lab spaces • Sitework construction (site utilities and grading) wrapping up in January
  • Building construction starting in January
  • Project completion expected summer 2020
  • Scope of work:
» $39.6 million total project cost » State funding received last July 13

» 91,000 square feet

» Building site north of the Student Union across MTSU Boulevard

» Construction manager general contractor: Turner Construction Co.

» Architect: Bauer Askew Architecture


Peck Hall
  • Interior improvements completed
  • “Energetic” courtyard that’s been created by new exterior furniture
  • Scope of work:
» $924,000 construction cost

» Interior improvements, including new lighting at corridors and refinishing of terrazzo flooring on second and third levels

» New ceiling and lighting at breezeways

» New outdoor furnishings


Parking and Transportation Improvements
  • New sidewalks open to students returning to class in January
  • Scope of work:
» $1.58 million construction cost » New surface and lighting at Greenland Drive parking lot

» New sidewalks and lighting along Alumni Drive and Military Memorial Drive

» Improved pedestrian access to Livestock Lot and new lighting

» Wider sidewalks along Founders Lane

» Small roundabout at Military Memorial and Champion Way
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