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New SFA entrance nearing completion

August 23, 2010 - Public Affairs

In one of the last phases of construction on the new main entrance to Stephen F. Austin State University, new traffic signals will be turned on Tuesday, resulting in partial lane closures and some traffic congestion.

Drivers and pedestrians should use extra caution on Tuesday in the area around the new entrance, located at the intersection of North Street and Griffith Boulevard, SFA officials said.

The entrance project included the construction of a new entrance plaza roadway, a limestone monument sign, decorative pillars on Vista Drive and extensive landscaping. The new entrance is expected to be completed within the next two weeks.

Replacing traffic lights that were more than 30 years old, the new signals have been installed at the old Vista Drive and Griffith Boulevard intersections to better accommodate traffic patterns around the new entrance. All traffic at the new entrance will now enter from the southern end of the plaza and exit at the northern end.

The old entrance sign, which was constructed in the mid-1960s, was removed from the site in pieces and reconstructed at the northern end of Homer Bryce Stadium.