As faculty, staff and students began the fall semester this week at Rappahannock Community College, administration announced two construction projects.
Starting sometime in September, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will begin a project designed to upgrade the access to the Glenns Campus.
“VDOT is going to start a $625,000 project to extend the turning lanes in both directions turning into the Glenns Campus from both westbound and eastbound of Route 33, and also to open up the median,” said vice president of finance and administrative services Bill Doyle.
Soon, drivers entering the Glenns Campus, can expect to see construction signs and equipment in the parking lot. Drivers may also experience periodic lane closures and other minor disruptions along Route 33. The anticipated completion of the project is December.
The Justice Joseph W. Chinn Community Center, known just as the Chinn House, on the Warsaw Campus will get an overhaul. The Chinn House served as the first headquarters of RCC during 1970-71.
Administration and staff were housed at the Chinn House while the construction of the Glenns Campus building was underway and in 1972, classes took place in the house.
“We have maintenance reserve funding from the Virginia Community College System to renovate the Chinn House and we’ve gone through a fairly lengthy process to determine just what the renovation will entail,” said Doyle.
“The bid will go out for the construction work and we hope that by the end of this year or at the start of next year, we’ll be underway with the renovations.”
Students should not experience any disruption due to the construction at the Chinn House.