North Carolina Department of Transportation—Campbell University Pedestrian Tunnel

Campbell University is home to more than 7,000 students and roughly 225 faculty members. Still, it lacked a safe way for students, faculty, and visitors—from children to senior citizens—to access the growing south side of campus across busy U.S. 421. This access is vital to the university’s continued growth since the south side contains student housing, commuter parking, the football stadium, and the new nursing and health sciences facility. NCDOT’s $3.1 million Campbell University Pedestrian Tunnel, built to keep people from crossing the busy roadway, provides safe access to these popular venues, as well as adjacent businesses. Now, people can bike, walk, jog, and even skateboard under U.S. 421 to and from the main campus. The tunnel features stairs, and handicap-accessible ramps that also accommodate golf carts (as the PGA/PGM golf facility is on the south side of campus). The tunnel also keeps motorists safe, alleviating the need to watch out for highway-crossing pedestrians.Campbell Tunnel 3.jpg