Despite returning to Rose Hill the first week of the semester to find no progress made on the highly-anticipated 24-hour turnstile at Walsh Gate, the second week of the semester has proved much more fruitful for students.
Earlier this week, a number of workers removed the security guard’s booth and began trenching the area near the gate.
The turnstile, which will take about two weeks to complete, will have two turnstiles, one for students leaving campus and one for students entering campus, according to a supervisor of the project.
There will be a handicap entrance and a canopy to provide lighting during evening hours, the supervisor said.
The installation has not restricted access to Walsh Hall, as stated by John Carroll, Director of Public Safety, who spoke with The Fordham Ram earlier this week.
While construction has temporarily restricted students from accessing the gate, Public Safety has opened another gate for students to access during the installation.
Located at Hoffman St and E. 191 St. (or, between Walsh Hall and John Mulcahy Hall), a guard will be checking for student IDs from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. until the turnstile is completed.