By Brittany Danko ’14
The sound of dump trucks and jackhammers can be heard around campus as Siena continues to improve its facilities this summer. In addition to the completion of Rosetti Hall, which will open this fall and will house Siena’s sociology, social work and education programs, the following are works in progress:
Sidewalks are being built along Route 9 to provide students a safer path for pedestrian travel to and from Newton Plaza. In an effort to reduce the traffic on Route 9 in front of the College and to enable vehicles to traverse the east side of campus, a loop road is being constructed that will run from Spring Street behind the MAC to Friars Road.
Additionally, the old state police barracks across the street on Route 9 has been renovated into The Trustco Bank Center at Siena College and is providing new administrative and ROTC office space. Renovations are also underway to enhance the living conditions in MacClosky townhouses, as well as in Hennepin and Ryan Halls. The residential quad is being beautified and storm water improvements are being made as part of an environmental project to protect our campus and neighbors during extensive rain events.