PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University’s Board of Regents will consider going forward with substantial improvements to Stadium Way, WSU’s main thoroughfare, at its 9 a.m. Oct. 5 meeting at WSU’s Lewis Alumni Centre.

If approved, the project would widen the four-lane arterial and add 6-foot wide planter medians, bus turnouts and new lighting between Nevada Street and Grimes Way.

The improvements would better the look of the major entrances to the university and enhance safety for both vehicles and pedestrians with the addition of bike paths and pedestrian bridge replacements. Work would begin in the spring of 2002 with completion by the fall.

The regents also will consider approving a computerized maintenance management system, which will allow university personnel to manage information better, and a central fire reporting system. The digital fire system would improve campus safety by allowing firefighters to know at their station not only which building has reported a fire, but where in the building the alarm originated.

Among the discussion items and reports will be an update on the university’s supplemental budget request and tuition and fees for Summer Session 2002.

The regents will hold committee meetings on Thursday, Oct. 4, in Lighty Student Services.