Blue Ridge Way

Blue Ridge Way
Status: 
Recently Completed
End Date: 
September 2019
Project Budget: 
$900,000

This wide, bricked pedestrian path opened in August 2019 and connects the stadium parking deck to the Schaefer Center.  It doubles as a secondary vehicular exit during high-intensity events like football games and concerts.  The path skirts one of the largest, oldest trees on campus and construction activities near the tree were conducted with the utmost care, using hand tools rather than large equipment to minimize impact to the tree's root system.  Additional weep holes were added to the path's cement base to ensure water can reach the tree.