Changes coming to the USM Gulf Park campus

Changes coming to the USM Gulf Park campus

LONG BEACH, MS (WLOX) - A project to renovate the front entrance of the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus is in its final phase.

Crews are now focusing on the signs, after completing the new turn lane and curbing. Two concrete and stucco walls are up on both sides of the main entrance off Highway 90. The walls will have the words "The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus", along with the USM seal.

There will also be lighting, landscaping, and a sidewalk.

USM leaders say the new gateway is important because it will be the first impression people get when they enter the Long Beach campus. The project is expected to be complete by the end of April.

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