UNCG’s Lee Street underpass is worth seeing

Underpass entrance on Lee Street

View of the UNCG underpass from the Lee Street side

White, blue and gold tiles

Ceiling of the UNCG Lee Street underpass

UNCG’s underpass to Lee Street, under the railroad tracks at the end of Forest Street, provides a more pleasant passage to Glenwood than we’ve had before. It’s an asset to the campus from both a functional perspective and from an aesthetic point of view.

The construction project recently won a regional award as the best construction project of the year under $10 million. Degree of difficulty was a consideration: New Atlantic Contracting had to tunnel under the tracks with 34 trains rumbling overhead every day.

The underpass opened in April. The new UNCG police station is under construction at the Lee Street entrance.

Triad Business Journal has some good pictures of the structure along with an article on the award.

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