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Terra Community College looking to redesign campus entrance

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FREMONT, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Getting in and out of Terra Community College has been a problem for many, so officials are working to redesign the school entrance.

The college is located off State Route 53 and Napoleon Road in Fremont. State Route 53 is a busy road where cars travel 55 miles per hour, making it difficult for students to turn into the college lot.

School officials say the entrance has been the site of several accidents in the past, so now they're hoping a remodeled entrance will change that. Blueprints were laid out this week for a new roundabout to be built at the front of the college. Officials say the roundabout will make the entrance easier for visitors to find, and it will force drivers to slow down. It will also help those leaving campus.

"In the past, we've also had major incidents where we've tried to evacuate the campus and we could not do that with one entrance," explained Randall McCullough, vice president of financial affairs for the college. "So we also knew that we needed to expand on the entrance/exit off the campus to improve on egress off campus."

The school plans to submit a request for $4.2 million in state funding by Dec. 1.

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