PHOTO GALLERY: East entrance upgrades create ‘front door’ to campus

Recent improvements to the University of Nebraska at Kearney’s east entrance make the area more prominent, accessible and pedestrian-friendly.

Outlined in the 2006-15 campus master plan, the project creates an enhanced “front door” that welcomes current Lopers and visitors to UNK.

Upgrades include:

  • Creating a circular drop-off/pick-up area and adding a landscaped center median on Ninth Avenue in front of Warner Hall
  • Installing decorative pillars on both sides of West 25th Street entering campus
  • Adding a UNK identity wall – matching the one on the southwest corner of campus – to the island between U.S. Highway 30 and West 25th Street
  • Replacing the “information kiosk” with a new welcome area featuring seating, a campus wayfinding map and relocated historical marker and arboretum sign
  • Creating pedestrian pathways
  • Installing flag poles in front of Warner Hall and a wrought iron fence with UNK emblems along the southeast corner of campus

Funding for the project was approved in May 2017. That funding also paid for improvements to the sidewalks, entry ramp and lighting outside Warner Hall.