New sidewalks coming to WU campus


Submitted photos The construction of a series of sidewalks from Wilberforce University’s Alumni Multiplex on North Bickett Road leading to U.S. 42 is underway. The project is scheduled to be finished Aug. 7.

Submitted photos The construction of a series of sidewalks from Wilberforce University’s Alumni Multiplex on North Bickett Road leading to U.S. 42 is underway. The project is scheduled to be finished Aug. 7.


Submitted photos The construction of a series of sidewalks from Wilberforce University’s Alumni Multiplex on North Bickett Road leading to U.S. 42 is underway. The project is scheduled to be finished Aug. 7.


Submitted photos The construction of a series of sidewalks from Wilberforce University’s Alumni Multiplex on North Bickett Road leading to U.S. 42 is underway. The project is scheduled to be finished Aug. 7.


WILBERFORCE — Students attending Wilberforce University will soon be able to walk safely from the campus on North Bickett Road in Wilberforce to surrounding businesses.

Construction of a series of sidewalks from the university’s alumni multiplex leading to U.S. 42 has begun and is scheduled to be finished Aug. 7. The sidewalks lead to a Speedway gas station and convenience store and a post office branch at U.S 42 and Brush Row Road, which is a popular walking trail for Wilberforce students and employees. The route is a path for fast-moving vehicles, the university said in a release.

“We are always concerned about the safety of our students,” Wilberforce University COO William Woodson said. “Constructing these new sidewalks means our students will have a clearly defined, protected walking path along North Bickett Road and S.R. 42. We also want the local community to know the university is providing all measures to maintain a safe environment.”

The cost of the 1,400-foot sidewalk is $39,920 with $5,000 being contributed by Xenia Township.

Submitted photos The construction of a series of sidewalks from Wilberforce University’s Alumni Multiplex on North Bickett Road leading to U.S. 42 is underway. The project is scheduled to be finished Aug. 7.
https://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2021/08/web1_SIDEWALKS1.jpgSubmitted photos The construction of a series of sidewalks from Wilberforce University’s Alumni Multiplex on North Bickett Road leading to U.S. 42 is underway. The project is scheduled to be finished Aug. 7.

Submitted photos The construction of a series of sidewalks from Wilberforce University’s Alumni Multiplex on North Bickett Road leading to U.S. 42 is underway. The project is scheduled to be finished Aug. 7.
https://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2021/08/web1_SIDEWALKS2.jpgSubmitted photos The construction of a series of sidewalks from Wilberforce University’s Alumni Multiplex on North Bickett Road leading to U.S. 42 is underway. The project is scheduled to be finished Aug. 7.

Submitted photos The construction of a series of sidewalks from Wilberforce University’s Alumni Multiplex on North Bickett Road leading to U.S. 42 is underway. The project is scheduled to be finished Aug. 7.
https://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2021/08/web1_SIDEWALKS3.jpgSubmitted photos The construction of a series of sidewalks from Wilberforce University’s Alumni Multiplex on North Bickett Road leading to U.S. 42 is underway. The project is scheduled to be finished Aug. 7.