CCAC South Campus to celebrate grand opening of new access road

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Article by: CCAC Public Relations
PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County South Campus will hold a grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting of the newly completed South Campus Way access road on Wednesday, November 11, at 9:30 a.m.

The one-third-mile drive provides a second road to and from the campus, connecting Route 885 (Clairton Road) to parking areas and Tiger Drive and enhancing convenience and safety for students, staff and the community. A sidewalk runs the length of the road, which also provides easier access to the popular South Campus Nature Trail as well as the Girl Scout activity area on campus.

According to South Campus President Charlene Newkirk, JD, “South Campus Way provides additional access to the campus, which is very important, especially in an emergency.” She cited an accident that occurred several years ago at the main entrance to the college, which prevented anyone from entering or exiting the campus for several hours.

Construction of the much-anticipated access road was somewhat delayed due to a harsh winter and a wet summer but it was completed within budget. The project includes installation of LED street lighting, a guardrail and a new storm drainage system. A stop sign has been installed at the intersection with Route 885.

CCAC South Campus is located at 1750 Clairton Road, West Mifflin, Pa., 15122.

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