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Mercer University Gateway

Creating an inviting first impression for Mercer

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  • Macon, Georgia

    Macon, Georgia

Enhancing the aesthetics of the campus while preserving the area for future land use

Founded in 1833, Mercer University is one of the country’s oldest and among the five most beautiful universities in the United States (according to The Princeton Review). Yet the campus gateway at the interchange of Mercer University Drive and I-75 was uninspired and lacked the school’s character and distinction. Stantec was asked to help transform the bland access point into a suitably inviting entrance.

We provided survey, roadway, stormwater design, parking lot reconfiguration, traffic signal design, and construction administration to enhance the drive. Drainage was a challenge, so we used a series of shallow detention ponds to decrease water runoff and improve drainage conditions.

The completed project provides an attractive new campus gateway, and enhances the aesthetics of the south side of the campus while preserving the area for future land use. We also relocated Stadium Drive through the campus as part of the project and provided access for a new hotel.

Today, when students, faculty, alumni and visitors travel down Mercer University Drive and enter the campus, they are welcomed with an attractive gateway that truly reflects the spirit and reputation of the university.

At a Glance

Architect of Record
Cooper Carry Inc.
Meet Our Team

Bret Gillis, Principal, Transportation

Being a successful transportation engineer requires understanding public needs, anticipating public perceptions and navigating them for a successful project.

Mitchell Greenway, Engineer, Transportation

I help save lives one mile at a time. Whether you walk, bike or drive, the roads I design help you get across town safely and efficiently.
Mitchell Greenway Engineer, Transportation Read More

Bret Gillis

Principal, Transportation

Mitchell Greenway

Engineer, Transportation

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