Missouri lawmakers’ passage of legislation to fund capital improvement projects for higher education across the state means a long-delayed construction project on the University of Missouri-Rolla campus can proceed on schedule.
The old Mechanical Engineering Annex, built in 1902, is history. The demolition, which took several months, started early this year. Now, concrete has been poured on the vacant site and the steel beams of a brand new structure are starting to rise.
The University of Missouri-Rolla will break ground on a $24 million renovation and expansion project during a ceremony from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30., near the current site of the Mechanical Engineering Building on campus.