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April 5, 2007

New Intermodal Transit Facility to provide 285 parking spaces

Construction on the new Intermodal Transit Facility at the University of Louisiana at Monroe began this week. The new facility, located at 407 University Ave., will provide an additional 285 parking spaces for ULM students.

To fund a portion of the $3.75 million facility, ULM, aided by Congressman Rodney Alexander, received a $2.7 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration. The remainder of the project is financed through the ULM Facilities, Inc., a private, not for profit affiliate of the university.

This project, which will be completed in the fall, is combined with the DeSiard Street parking project, which will include new parking lots in front of all campus buildings along DeSiard Street, a new iron fence, signage and landscaping. The new parking lots, which will be completed prior to the fall semester, will be reconfigured to provide a safer entry and exit to DeSiard Street for students.

Lincoln Builders, Inc. of Ruston is the design/build contractor for both projects. TB Architecture is the design firm engaged by Lincoln Builders to design the new Intermodal Transit Facility.

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