According to an article from the Radnor Patch, the Radnor Board of Commissioners lead by president Bill Spingler will not approve the University’s plans for new dorms across from Main Campus without a definitive timetable on a pedestrian bridge over Lancaster Avenue. The hazard of increased pedestrian traffic was a prominent concern of residents in the list of grievances which they submitted in March of this year.
According to an article in the Main Line Media News, there is now a proposal for a pedestrian bridge in the construction plan, as explained by Chris Kovolski, the University’s assistant to the president for internal and external affairs. However it is unclear when this bridge is expected to be finished, or how it fits in with the rest of the construction plans.
Kovolski also spoke about a proposal for a 475-foot-long pedestrian bridge to span over Lancaster Avenue’s four lanes of traffic connecting the south campus with the north campus at St. Thomas of Villanova Church. The bridge would also connect to an existing Route 100 pedestrian bridge on the south campus.
“There will be multiple access points,” he said about the bridge, which will be constructed with materials to match the stone work of the church and the collegiate-Gothic-style residence halls”
By Elena Giannella