Drivers coming from the north on Route 67 will clearly know when they’re entering Macomb and Western Illinois University.
Crews are clearing the northwest corner of Route 67 and University Drive in Macomb in preparation for what’s being called a “grand entrance monument” for Western Illinois University.
Western Illinois University hopes to soon improve the look of a main entryway to the Macomb campus.
Currently, plenty of parking lots can be seen by those who turn onto West University Drive from Route 67. The goal is to create something more pleasing aesthetically.
Scott Coker, Director of Facilities Management, would like to add some landscaping where the Godfather’s Pizza restaurant once stood, plus install what he called a sign wall at the intersection.
“Something so people know they’re now at campus and it welcomes them onto University Drive,” Coker said.