Augusta, Ga. – More changes are in store for Laney Walker Boulevard as it crosses the Georgia Regents University (GRU) campus.
The school’s new president, Dr. Brooks Keel, was among a group of people to visit the area undergoing streetscape renovations.
The next plan is to build a three story bridge with offices linking the two cancer research buildings. Dr. Keel says not only will it improve safety, it’ll help GRU get designated a national cancer institute. “One is to really expand our clinical research space and this is going to tie in some of the basic science research space we have with the clinical research space we have, and tie that in together in a way that allows our physicians, our patients, and our scientists to back and forth without having to cross the street,” said Dr. Keel.
Augusta Commissioners voted Tuesday afternoon to grant an easement across city property to allow for the expansion.
No city money is involved in the project work should begin next May..