University Drive Construction Begins
Heavy machinery along Marion Edison road, on the south edge of campus, this afternoon is a great sign of progress on the long awaited University Drive extension, which will serve as a major access point onto campus and a key traffic artery for the Marion community. The University Drive extension is a $2.84 million dollar project. Park Enterprise Construction was awarded the contract on the road, which was funded by a combination of federal, ODOT, Marion County, Ohio Public Works Commission funds. The new roadway, which connects State Routes 309, 95, 529 has been under discussion since the 1970s.