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King University News :: New Pathway Between Hyde and Nicewonder Halls Under Development

BRISTOL, Tenn., July 10, 2014 – Construction has begun on a new pathway on KU’s Bristol campus. A new trail will soon run between Hyde Hall and King’s newest building, Nicewonder Hall.

“The completion date is set for mid-August, if not sooner, pending weather and other issues,” says Thomas R. Larson, director of Business Operations for King University. “The trail is approximately 610 feet long and will be paved with asphalt.”

The addition of the pathway will provide an additional access point for students and faculty who will meet in Nicewonder Hall for classes.

The lighted trail will cross both Cedar Creek and a wetland area. “There will not be a bridge but drain pipes will be placed in the creek and the wetlands to allow continuous water flow,” added Larson. “While the path is not a handicap accessible trail, due to the grades, there is accessible handicap parking available at Nicewonder Hall. With the trail and the parking area, there should be no barrier for access.”

Check King’s social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Instagram for a photographic account as the trail progresses.


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