POSTED: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 4:38pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 8:34pm
El Paso, TX (KTSM) — UTEP President Dr. Natalicio.
Some of the visions for it are more immediate.
"This has been a big safety issue but it's also an aesthetic issue," Dr. Natalicio said.
The cars on campus can be dangerous to pedestrians, especially because most of the sidewalks are considered too narrow.
"I think that it'll really definitely make it safer," said Cortez. "Students, right now, walk in the streets they kind of disregard their safety a little bit and I think this going to help them not worry so much".
It's not just about safety or beauty either, campus officials are trying to be environmentally conscious by adding a water recycling facility to help water all of the new shade trees on campus.
the water recycling plant will be located behind the Education building.
They hope to have the project done by July 2014.
In the meantime, cars will no longer be able to enter campus on University Avenue or Hawthorne Street.