Phase 2 of Toomer's Corner renovation approved

Phase 2 of Toomer's Corner renovation approved

AUBURN, AL (WTVM) - A project to renovate a very well-known area in the Auburn University campus is right on schedule.

The Auburn University Board of Trustees approved the initiation of second phase of a plan to renovate Samford Park.

That plan calls for the planting of 30 live oak trees along a new brick walkway that will connect Samford Hall to Toomer's Corner.

Those 30 trees were grown from acorns taken from the iconic Auburn oaks 12 years ago.

"The city will begin some work on the intersection there and plant some trees downtown and we are also going to start some things here in Samford Park including that walking path to Samford Hall," said AU Director of Communications Mike Clardy.

Auburn fans are also as excited.

"They say roll Toomer's Corner, they mean roll Toomer's Corner," said Auburn fan Earl Cooper. 'We don't just come to roll the trees, we roll anything that hasn't been rolled. Add extra trees over there for us to roll, that's alright by us."

Phase one of the project was completed Monday with the planting of two live oaks at the intersection of College Street and Magnolia Avenue.

Two additional oak trees were planted at Toomer's Corner this past Saturday.

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