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EMU Summer Construction Projects Will Continue Into New Academic Year

Aug 30, 2017

Part of the EMU Loop 1 Replacement Project.
Credit Brielle Bashore / Eastern Michigan University

Eastern Michigan University has spent over $40 million this summer on construction projects.

Projects include a $7.5 million upgrade to a primary electrical service loop that provides power to twenty buildings.  Student housing and science labs have also been renovated.  

EMU spokesperson Geoff Larcom says the university also spent $750,000 on security upgrades after students said that was a priority for them. 

"Further security cameras and more than 100 light fixtures on 90 poles in and around the mall area on the south side of campus.  There are now more than 800 cameras on campus."

Many of the construction projects will continue through the new school year but are not expected to interfere with academic activities.

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— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu