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MCTC students, staff at Rowan to benefit from new bus stop shelter

June 2, 2021

by Keith Kappes

Starting this fall, students and employees won’t have to worry about standing in the weather if they ride a city bus to or from the newest building on the Rowan Campus of Maysville Community and Technical College.

That’s because a bus stop shelter is being erected on Rocky Adkins Tech Drive near the Center for Workforce Development which opened in 2019 to house technical programs.

“We’re waiting for the pre-fab shelter components to be delivered to our contractor,” says Jason Slone, interim director of the Morehead-Rowan County Economic Development Council, Inc. (EDC). “Erection of the shelter should happen soon afterward.”

The EDC operates the John Will Stacy MMRC Regional Business Park, site of the Rowan Campus, on behalf of two other economic development agencies.

Slone said the shelter is being financed with the balance of a state highway grant used to build Rocky Adkins Tech Drive which serves both structures on the 41-acre campus.

He noted that the idea for a shelter at the tech building came from a road project next door at the giant AppHarvest indoor farming facility.

Two bus stop shelters are being located there as part of the construction of an access road to be called “Appalachian Way”. The new road will connect with KY 801 near the National Guard Readiness Center.

A bus stop shelter already exists at the main building of the Rowan Campus, the Center for Postsecondary Excellence, which opened in 2018.

“MCTC is a vital partner in our economic development efforts and providing the new shelter seemed like the neighborly thing to do,” Slone added.

MCTC Interim President Russell Ward described the project as “another fine example of why we say our community college really belongs to the communities we serve”.

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