Centennial Walk is a 12-ft. wide, 450-ft. long walkway at the center of the quad. Running north-south, it connects the MU Patio with Shields Avenue. The walkway was unveiled on Oct. 15, 2008 as part of the UC Davis' Centennial commemorating the 1908-09 term when students first lived on campus.
The walkway between the north and south ends of the quad used to be a traditional 6-ft. wide sidewalk, making the new walk twice as wide as the old. One-foot-wide granite paving stones will be added to the edges. The project will also bring back a circle feature at the Quad's center, in the middle of the walkway.
The university is paying $350,000 to renovate the walkway. Construction began in July 2008.
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