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Geneva College plans to straighten Route 18 in Beaver County

| Monday, April 16, 2007

Plans to straighten an infamous S-curve on Route 18 leading to Geneva College is part of a $7.5 million project to give the campus a new look, including an arched entry and a pedestrian mall.

Construction to straighten the road leading to the Beaver Falls campus is expected to be completed by 2008, said James E. Prince, Geneva College's vice president of operations. In addition to the new entry and the pedestrian mall that will be built on the 55-acre campus, extensive renovations will be done to Reeves Field, which serves college athletes and Beaver Falls School District.

Artificial turf will be put on the football field and new visitors' bleachers will be installed, Prince said. Once the road work is completed, new home bleachers, ticket booths, a veterans plaza, a press box, concession stands, restrooms and VIP seating will be built, he added. Money for the renovations comes from grants and private donations.

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