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Construction and Utility Happenings at UWG

(Last Updated On: December 21, 2017)

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The Murphy Building east wing reconstruction is nearing completion.

Reconstruction of a building wing wrapping up and a major utility relocation initiative beginning are highlights of summer projects at the University of West Georgia. Several months ago the east wing of the Murphy Building on West Georgia Drive next to the Greenbelt was completely torn down to be rebuilt and upgraded. Construction is expected to be completed sometime this summer, and the new space will be home to the UWG Admissions office that will move from their current location on Front Campus Drive in Mandeville Hall. This change will provide more parking for prospective students and their families and a better starting point for campus tours.

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Left: Current substation location along West Georgia Drive at UWG.
Right: Clearing for the new substation location along Stadium Drive between the main campus and the athletic complex..

In addition, an eyesore of sorts next door is in the process of being moved. UWG and Georgia Power have partnered to relocate the power substation from West Georgia Drive next to the Murphy Building in front of the tennis courts. The substation is currently being dismantled and moved to a different location. The relocation of the substation, which has existed in its current location since the 1960s, began this month with clearing for the new location on Stadium Drive behind the UWG Facilities and Grounds complex. Once the clearing is completed, a substation will be built on the new location, followed by the transfer of power and dismantling of the old substation. The university would then reclaim the land the old substation sits on for further development.

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A sign on the current substation still denoting it as one for “West Georgia College.”