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UNA accepts bid to begin construction on new science facility

FLORENCE, AL (WAFF) -

The University of North Alabama is making a giant leap forward in their science facility.

The Board of Trustees is paving the way for a new multi-million dollar, state of the art science and technology facility.

The board accepted the lowest bid to begin construction on the new facility at their meeting Wednesday.

The nearly $4-million project is expected to begin in the coming weeks and take nearly 20 months to complete.

UNA's president Bill Cale said this facility has been a priority on campus for several years and he's excited to see it move forward.

"The Floyd Science Building that we're currently using is 50 years old and is seriously out of date, so we're moving now to a state of the art facility to give our students more and better educational opportunities in science," he said. "Our students have been doing amazing things in this old facility and we're just excited about the potential that's going to be available in the new building."

A ground breaking ceremony for the new facility will be held on May 6th.

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