Renovations, construction everywhere

By Veronica Pettyjohn ’18, Co-Editor

LVC students have faced construction projects both on and off campus.

Last semester, the more than 80-year-old bridge on Route 934 was replaced and widened. Although construction is still taking place, Marty Parkes, LVC’s Executive Director of Marketing and Communications, said the project remains on schedule.

“The eastern portion of the bridge has been rebuilt and the traffic is now reversed so the western portion is under construction,” Parkes said. “The traffic remains in the alternating, one-lane system controlled by lights.”

Renovations to the bridge should be completed by October, 2016.

Along with the construction on Route 934, the Bishop Library also underwent a facelift this summer. Many helpful additions have been provided. The additions include a classroom, five extra study areas and a coffee bar. In order to access these new and improved study rooms, the rooms must be signed out in advance. The additions were made possible thanks to the generous donation from the Bishop Foundation.

The library re-opened on August 25 and has returned to its normal operating hours.

Miller Chapel saw its first renovations since it was built in 1966.

“Significant improvements are being made to the Fellowship Lounge on the lower level, all thanks to a Student Innovation Grant from the Office of the President,” Paul Fullmer, Chaplain and Director of Service and Volunteerism, said. “The lobby will be updated in a style akin to that of the Lebegern Learning Center: new carpeting, modern tiles, efficient LED lighting. Most striking, perhaps, is the replacement of the wooden grid design in the ceiling of the lobby with a large circular feature with interior lighting.”

Interestingly enough, Miller Chapel was used this summer for multiple weddings and worship services. The Chapel has also returned to its normal operating hours.

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