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CMU constructing campus archway

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CMU is building a large -  they hope welcoming - archway as part of a larger project to make campus more identifiable.

The archway is a part of the same effort that put large brick signs on the north and south ends of campus. The project aims to create a sense of arrival on campus.

Jonathan Webb is the associate vice president for facilities management at CMU. He said the archway is expected to be there for the next 125 years.

“Roughly 20 feet high 20 feet wide, the driving factor there was making sure that the local fire department if need be could make their way under the archway.”

Webb said the overall project will put signs around campus to help visitors navigate.

He said the archway will cost roughly 200-thousand dollars. It’s expected to be complete in August.