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Apr. 10, 2020

Campus Drive, Presidential Drive Closures near UMGC - 3.9.20 and 3.31.20

Campus Drive at University of Maryland Global Campus Closure: From Tuesday, March 31 through Monday, June 1, a portion of Campus Drive near UMGC and Presidential Drive will fully close. Motorists are advised to take Rt. 193 (University Boulevard) to Stadium Drive to access campus. (Note: This closure began later and is longer in duration than originally planned.)

Presidential Drive Closure: Beginning on or about March 9, 2020 through the end of 2020, the portion of Presidential Drive closest to Campus Drive will close. To access Lots 1 and 3 during the closure, motorists are advised to take Campus Drive to Mowatt Circle and navigate to Championship Lane.

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Campus Drive Closed at Metro/CSX Underpass - 4.19.20 - 8.1.20

On or about Sunday, April 19, Campus Drive will close at the WMATA Metro and CSX track underpass until approximately August 1. The sidewalk in this area will also remain closed. 

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Rossborough Lane Closure at Baltimore Ave. - 4.15.20 - 6.15.20

On or about Wednesday, April 15, Purple Line construction crews will begin installing utilities along Baltimore Avenue in the vicinity of Rossborough Lane. Baltimore Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction. The traffic signal at Rossborough Lane will be turned off and access to Rossborough Lane will be blocked. Use the detour route along Hotel Drive and Diamondback Drive to access Rossborough Lane to the east. Access to Rossborough Lane to the west of Baltimore Avenue will only be allowed for construction and service vehicles. The work is expected to last for approximately 2 months. Watch for shifting traffic patterns and construction activity in the area.

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Rossborough Lane Flagging - 3.9.20

Beginning on or about Monday, March 9, Purple Line construction crews will be installing utilities along Rossborough Lane (see attached map). Watch for flaggers directing traffic and construction activity in the area.

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M Circle Traffic Shift, Pedestrian Detours - 3.9.20

On or about Monday, March 9, Purple Line construction crews will shift traffic on Campus Drive and Regents Drive in the vicinity of M Circle (see attached map). Watch for shifting traffic patterns, new stop signs, pedestrian detour signs and construction activity in the area.

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Campus Drive near M Circle - 2.18.20 - 3.3.20

On or about Tuesday, February 18, Purple Line construction crews will shift westbound traffic on Campus Drive near M Circle for approximately 2 weeks (see attached map). Watch for pedestrian detour signs and construction activity in the area.

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Sidewalk near Benjamin Building - 1.31.20 - 2.14.20

On or about Friday, January 31, Purple Line construction crews will close a sidewalk on Union Drive near the Benjamin Building for approximately 2 weeks (see attached map). The north stairs to the Benjamin Building will be closed, but the side walkway and entrance will remain open. Watch for pedestrian detour signs and construction activity in the area.

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Roadway behind Turner Hall - 12.20.19 - 12.27.19

On or about Friday, December 20, Purple Line construction crews will be working in the roadway behind Turner Hall for about 1 week. On or about December 27, the work will require full closure of the road for approximately 1 hour. Watch for vehicle flagging and construction activity in the area.

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Lane Closure Rossborough Lane - 12.23.19

On or about Monday, December 23, 2019, Purple Line construction crews will be working in Rossborough Lane near Diamondback Drive to inspect a steam manhole. Traffic flagging will be provided to direct vehicles around the work area during the operation.  Please proceed with caution through this area. 

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Purple Line Sidewalk Work - 12.4.19 - 12.11.19

On or about Wednesday, December 4, 2019, Purple Line construction crews will be working in the sidewalk near the northeast corner of Clarence Mitchell building and in Lot C1 (see attached map)for about 1 week. Please watch for pedestrian detour signs and construction activity in the area. 

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Campus Drive Sidewalk Closure (Presidential Dr. to Mowatt Lane) - 11.11.19 - 11.25.19

On or about Monday, November 11, Purple Line construction crews will temporarily close a portion of the sidewalk along the north side of Campus Drive between Presidential Drive and Mowatt Lane (see attached map). The closure will last approximately 2 weeks. Watch for pedestrian detour signs and construction activity in the area.

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Sidewalks "M" Circle - 11.7.19

On or about Thursday, November 7, 2019, Purple Line construction crews will be modifying pedestrian detours in the area southeast of "M" Circle as shown on the attached map. Watch for pedestrian detour signs and construction activity in the area. 

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Campus Drive Sidewalk Closures (Near Hornbake Library and Edward St. John) - 10.14.19

On or about Monday, October 14, 2019, The Purple Line construction crews will be temporarily closing some sidewalks along Campus Drive by Hornbake Library, Edward St. John, and Hornbake Plaza. 

See the maps attached. The work will take at least 6 weeks and the closures will shift as needed. Please watch for pedestrian detour signs and construction activity in the area.

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Sidewalks Around the "M" - 9.27.19

On or about Friday, September 27, 2019, Purple Line construction crews will be closing the sidewalks in the space between "M" Circle, the Mitchell Building, and the Engineering Fields (see map attached). Watch for pedestrian detour signs and construction activity in the area. Thank you.

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Traffic Islands Around "M" Circle - 8.15.19 - 8.21.19 and 9.13.19 - 10.11.19

The traffic islands around the "M" Circle will be removed by the Purple Line construction crews starting on or about Thursday, August 15, 2019, and ending on Wednesday, August 21, 2019. Work will then resume on or about Friday, September 13, 2019, for approximately 4 weeks. "M" Circle will remain in place for now and the traffic pattern around the circle will not change during construction. The traffic islands will be replaced with paving that is even with the roadway. Pedestrian traffic through these islands will be detoured as necessary for the work. Flagging may also be used to direct traffic. Please proceed with caution through this area. 

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Cole Field House - 7.31.19 - 9.30.19

Please be advised that the Purple Line will be installing utilities in the sidewalk in front of the Cole Field House starting on or about July 31, (see attached map). The work is expected to continue through September. Portions of the sidewalk will be closed for this work. The work will be phased so that the entrance to Cole Field House will always be accessible. Please be alert when traveling through this area. Watch for construction activity and pedestrian detour signs. 

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Rossborough Lane Tree Clearing Operations - 6.10.19

Please be advised that the Purple Line will be starting tree clearing operations along Rossborough Lane starting on or about Monday, June 10, 2019. This work is expected to take 1 week to complete. Watch for sidewalk detours, flagging operations and shifting traffic lanes around the work areas. Please be careful when traveling through this area.

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Campus Drive Sidewalk Closure (Between Microbiology Building and Hornbake Library) - 6.4.19

Please be advised that the Purple Line will be installing utilities along the sidewalk on the north side of Campus Drive between the Microbiology Building and Hornbake Library starting on or about Tuesday, June 4, 2019. This work is expected to take about 1 month. Please watch for shifting detours around the walkways and be careful when traveling through this area.

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Southbound Regents Drive/Westbound Campus Drive Lane Closure - 3.18.19 - 3.19.19

Please be advised that the right turn lane from southbound Regents Drive onto westbound Campus Drive will be closed for Purple Line construction on Monday, March 18, 2019, for approximately 2 days. Vehicle traffic will use the "M" roundabout for this movement while the right turn lane is closed. Please be aware of shifting traffic patterns and construction work in the area. 

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Test Pit Work on Rossborough Lane - 3.4.19 

Please be advised that the Purple Line is scheduled to perform test pitting on a section of Rossborough Lane on Monday, March 4, 2019, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. Traffic flagging will be provided to direct vehicles around the work area during the operation. No parking spaces will be impacted.

Please be alert when traveling through this area. See the attached diagram. Thank you for your cooperation. 

 

Regents Drive/Campus Drive Closure - 1.14.19 - Permanent

Please be advised that beginning on or about Monday, January 14, 2019, the right turn lane from northbound Regents Drive to eastbound Campus Drive will be closed permanently for the Purple Line construction. Traffic will now use the "M" roundabout for this movement.
 
Please be alert when traveling through this area. Thank you for your cooperation.
 

Cole Field House Sidewalk - 11.21.18

Please be aware that there will be a closure of the Cole FH Driskell Center sidewalk to vehicles starting today, November 21, 2018, with a tentative completion date of Friday, November 30, 2018.  Pedestrian access to the Cole FH Driskell Center entry will be maintained from the Union Lane sidewalk.  

Utility Work Near Cole Field House, Health Center - 11.12.18

Please be advised that the Purple Line will be performing utility relocation work in front Cole Field House starting Monday, November 12, 2018. Work in front of St. Mary’s hall will continue. The fencing around both of these work areas (see attached map) is expected to be in place through the remainder of the academic year.

Work will also be performed adjacent to the Health Center starting on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 for approximately 1 week. Access to the Health Center will be maintained, but relocated parking will be coordinated with DOTS. The fencing at the Health Center work area will be removed after the work is completed.

Please be aware of shifting vehicle and pedestrian traffic patterns and construction activity in the vicinity. Construction fencing around the work areas and temporary sidewalk detours will also be in place for safety. Please be on alert when traveling through these areas. Thank you for your cooperation.

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Utility Work Near St. Mary's Hall - 11.5.18

Please be advised that the Purple Line will be performing utility work in front of St. Mary's Hall starting on Monday, November 5, 2018, starting at 7:00 am and ending on Friday, November 9, 2018, at 5:00 pm, as shown on the attached map. This work is expected to be completed in a week. Please be aware of shifting traffic patterns and construction activity in the vicinity. Construction fencing around the work areas and temporary sidewalk detours will also be in place for safety. Please be on alert when traveling through these areas.

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Purple Line Installing Utilities - 10.23.18

Please be advised that the Purple Line will be installing utilities along Campus Drive starting on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, as per attached map. Please be aware of shifting traffic patterns and construction activity in the vicinity. Construction fencing around the work areas and temporary sidewalk detours will also be in place for safety. Please be on alert when traveling through these areas. 

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Campus Drive Transition to Westbound Only - 8.26.18

Campus Drive will permanently transition into a one-way westbound only road from Regents Drive to Union Lane/Library Lane starting on Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 5:00 pm, due to construction of the Purple Line. Please view the map below with detours and the limits of the Campus Drive transition. 

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Demolition of Building 212 - 8.20.18

The Purple Line will be performing work to demolish Building 212 (the old Plant Operations and Maintenance Shop) at 4682 Rossborough Lane starting on Monday, August 20, 2018. The attached diagram shows the planned fencing to be installed prior to the demolition. The fencing will be kept in place after demolition to serve as a storage area. With consideration of the adjacent apartments, PLTC (the contractor) activity within this space will not occur overnight or before 8:00 am. There will be no lane closures during the demolition work.

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