From a new transportation center to regular maintenance, West Virginia University s Facilities and Services department is busy with many projects.


Finishing touches are being put on the new honors residence hallrecently named Honors Halland the WVU Child Learning Center . Both are expected to be completed by July 1.


Mountaineer Station, a new transportation center located by the WVU Health Sciences Personal Rapid Transit station, is also underway. The completed station will have a parking garage, new office space for WVU Parking Office employees, bike racks and will be a bus stop for the Mountain Line public transit.


These three new buildings will help WVU remain competitive by providing services needed by faculty, staff and students,said Joe Fisher, associate vice president for facilities and services.


Several renovations are also in progress across campus.


A $3.5 million transformation is taking place in Summit Halls dining area. The kitchen and serving area are being redesigned. The new dining area will serve residents from both Summit Hall and the new Honors Hall in the fall. The project is expected to be finished by Aug.1.


Also, a new heating and cooling system is being installed on the basement level of the Engineering Science Building on WVU s Evansdale Campus.


Various roof, paving and classroom projects are also taking place around campus. Many classrooms are being upgraded to include new projectors, podiums and computers.


The new additions to the classrooms will help to synchronize the technology, so professors can teach in any room on campus and be familiar with the setup,Fisher said.


Future projects include a new Evansdale practice soccer field and renovations to Dadisman residential hall .


For more information, contact WVU Facilities and Services at 304-293-7202.