East Rosedale Roadwork Now in Front of Campus
You’ve seen the orange cones along East Rosedale, the lane closures and the workmen assisting with traffic. It started a few months ago near US 287 and now it has made its way to Texas Wesleyan.
The cones and work signs went up this week, and the four lanes will be narrowed to two while crews work on designated sections. The transformation of East Rosedale is all part of the $32 million project – known as the East Rosedale Street Improvements Project - to reconstruct and rehabilitate the street between US 287 and Stalcup.
In conjunction with the road work in front of campus, the sidewalk between Wesleyan and Collard streets will be widened to a 10-foot promenade-style sidewalk.
New Entryway to Campus
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Creating an inviting “front door” to the campus will be a welcome addition for prospective students and other visitors. The new entryway, which will include a clock tower and water feature, will be at the intersection of Rosedale and Vaughn. By completing this work in tandem with the East Rosedale Street improvements, the University is able to save money on the $1.3 million entryway project.
Methodist Bishop’s Office
A $3 million Central Texas Conference Service Center will be built across the street from the new entryway. The 15,000 square-foot building will be home to the Office of the Bishop and other Conference offices. This partnership benefits Texas Wesleyan students because of the opportunities it creates. Working with faculty and students, the center will advise and provide internships for those who are preparing for seminary studies or careers in lay ministries.
Business Incubator Center
A new Business Incubator Center, managed by the University’s School of Business Administration faculty, will offer internship opportunities for students. In addition, the center will provide business consultation services to assist area entrepreneurs in creating and growing their businesses. The project includes a $400,000 renovation of a historic building that previously served as the Polytechnic Firehouse and City Hall, located at the corner of Rosedale and Vaughn.