Contractors continue to set up approximately 100 light poles around the Centennial Plaza area and will give the area a pleasant glow sometime after the Thanksgiving break.
Crews have repaved and repainted the segment of Randolph Drive that is bounded by the Education and Union buildings, Heritage House and Graham and Vowell halls.
The Texas Department of Transportation closed the Sun Bowl Drive access road Friday, Nov. 7.
The artwork is set in the University’s third roundabout, which was created as part of the Sun Bowl Drive expansion that also was celebrated at the event.
Every morning at The University of Texas at El Paso will be greeted by a Mandala Sunrise, the new piece of public art in the roundabout at the intersection of Glory Road and Sun Bowl Drive.
The University of Texas at El Paso and the Texas Department of Transportation will celebrate a successful collaboration with the dedication of the $4.8 million Sun Bowl Drive expansion project that included the creation and installation of the Mandala Sunrise sculpture.
The Mandala Sunrise sculpture will be dedicated on Wednesday.
Workers almost have completed the concrete seats and curbs and will begin to add soil to the bottom of the planned Geology Lawn in preparation for planting the grass.
In 2011, the University unveiled a new master plan that incorporated parts of the Mission '73 vision for a Campus Transformation proposal.
New trees will start being planted around Centennial Plaza.