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Why can’t pedestrians walk on the entrance to UNCW’s marine research center?

Emily McCrary
StarNews

Q. Why can’t pedestrians walk on Marvin K. Moss Rd, the entrance to UNCW’s

Paul Reinmann of UNCW’s Center for Marine Science and Dan Baden, executive director of the Marine Biotechnology Center of North Carolina, go over plans for the MARBIONC building at the Center for Marine Science off Masonboro Loop Road in August 2011. Photo by Mike Spencer

marine research center? For a year I walked on this road from Masonboro Rd to the parking lot entrance on Marvin K. Moss with my dog. About six weeks ago I was stopped by a UNCW officer and told I couldn’t walk on the road because it was private property. Marvin K. Moss is the nicest place to walk near my house.

A. Steve Fontana, senior technology development officer for the UNCW Center for Marine Science, said that because of current construction on the grounds, traffic on Marvin K. Moss Lane is being kept to a minimum.

The construction is on the new MARBIONC (Marine Biotechnology in North Carolina) a 69,000 square foot facility “designed to promote open and frequent communication amongst the public and private researchers.” The MARBIONIC program “focuses on the application of marine biotechnology for health, food and energy.”

“There has been construction up to seven days a week,” said Fontana. As of now, he said, it is in the best interest of community safety that the road is kept clear of traffic unassociated with the center and its projects.

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